Steve Woodward, CEO of Kirkland’s Inc.

Steve “Woody” Woodward is Chief Executive Officer of Kirkland’s Inc., leading the growth and development of the company’s multi-channel presentation of home furnishings through its stores and direct-to-consumer channels. As CEO, he has utilized his superior brand building and merchandising skills to bring relevant quality home products to customers in focused assortments.

Before joining Kirkland’s, Steve served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Crate and Barrel.Prior to his time with Crate and Barrel he performed as Senior Vice President of Fossil Inc. where he led the company’s portfolio of licensed brands, including the rollout of Michael Kors watch and jewelry on a global scale.Before Fossil, he was Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for the Bombay Company.He also served as CEO and on the board of directors for Illuminations, a national privately owned boutique retailer of candles and home accessories.

Steve has a passion for home design / architecture and recently completed his 18th custom designed home.He also has a passion for people and for the past 25 years has served as a member of the University of North Texas’ College of Merchandising Board of Governors.Steve resides in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife Terri.

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