Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Director of the Company since July 20, 2020. President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2021. Stephen Yalof joined the Company in April 2020 as President and Chief Operating Officer before succeeding Steven B. Tanger as CEO in January 2021, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, with a primary focus on the retail space. He oversees the operations of the executive and senior leadership teams, emphasizing evolving the customer shopping experience.
Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Simon Premium Outlets of Simon Property Group, Inc. from September 2014 to April 2020, where he drove forward the expansion and development of their real estate portfolio. Steve previously served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Ralph Lauren Corporation and Senior Director of Real Estate for The Gap, Inc.
Steve serves as a Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), as well as on the advisory boards of HeadCount and the Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis (CREUA) at George Washington University, his alma mater, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Leslie Swanson was named Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer in December 2021. She joined the Company in October 2020 as Executive Vice President of Operations, bringing over 25 years of experience in shopping center operations, management and marketing and a reputation as a proven team leader, revenue generator, and thought leader. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President of Property Management for Simon Premium Outlets where she oversaw 8 straight years of NOI growth and added 12 new and 15 expanded centers to that portfolio over the same period.
Leslie has direct oversight of the Company’s Operations, Marketing Partnerships, and Specialty Leasing disciplines and is responsible for creating new revenue levers that complement Tanger’s core business, strengthening revenue generation and operating capacities at all levels throughout Tanger. She is a graduate of Illinois State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communication Psychology.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Chad Perry joined the Company in December 2011 as Executive Vice President - General Counsel and was named Secretary in May 2012. He was Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of LPL Financial Corporation from May 2006 to December 2011. Previously, he was Senior Corporate Counsel of EMC Corporation. Chad began his legal career with international law firm Ropes & Gray LLC. His responsibilities include corporate governance, compliance, and other legal matters, as well as management of outside counsel relationships and the Company's in-house legal department.
Chad is a graduate of Princeton University, and earned a J.D. from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is a member of both the Massachusetts and California bar associations.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
James Williams is the Company’s Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2016. Jim joined the Company in September 1993, served as Controller from January 1995 to March 2015 and Chief Accounting Officer from March 2013 to May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Financial Reporting Manager of Guilford Mills, Inc. from April 1991 to September 1993 and was employed by Arthur Andersen from 1987 to 1991.
Jim is responsible for the Company's financial reporting, accounting, tax, capital markets and information systems functions. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified public accountant.
Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
Andrew Wingrove joined the Company as Executive Vice President - Chief Commercial Officer in December 2021, bringing over 15 years of experience across consumer brands. Focused on Tanger’s transformation from a real estate company to a customer experience company, Andrew is responsible for modernizing the customer experience and cultivating a more digitally native community to further enhance the company’s competitive advantage. In his role, Andrew oversees commercial and digital strategy, loyalty, performance marketing, customer experience and brand.
Andrew is a customer-centric, commercially-oriented marketer who most recently served as Senior Vice President for Travel at CLEAR and has held leadership positions at brands such as Bonobos, Delta Air Lines, and Macy’s. At Delta, Andrew led the development of its product segmentation strategy and oversaw the Global Distribution and Customer Experience Development functions for the airline. At Macy’s, he served as a senior merchant at the corporate offices in New York.
Andrew is a graduate of Emory University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Executive Vice President, Leasing
Justin Stein joined the Company in October 2021 as Executive Vice President - Leasing. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President of Leasing at Simon Property Group for 10 years. A consistent top producer and key member of their leadership team, Justin’s innovative approach to deal making and relationship-driven mentality has made him one of the most respected and productive persons in the industry. He also has more than eight years of experience in the retail brokerage industry as a Managing Director of Retail for Newmark, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.
Justin’s major responsibilities include managing the leasing strategies for Tanger’s operating properties, as well as expansions and new developments. He also oversees the leasing personnel and the merchandising and occupancy for Tanger properties. Justin is a graduate of Bryant University where he earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. He also earned a Master’s of Science, Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Executive Vice President, Creative Services
Carrie Warren was named Executive Vice President – Creative Services in December 2021. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and has held a variety of marketing leadership positions since joining the Company in December 1995. She has extensive experience overseeing innovative marketing strategies, customer acquisition & retention, event programming, advertising and branding in the shopping center industry. Prior to joining Tanger, Carrie held key marketing positions with Prime Retail, L.P. North Hills, Inc. and the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.
Her major responsibilities include leading creative services, establishing and shaping the Company’s brand vision, strategic management of advertising and media to enhance the brand profile, and execution of branded national programs and events across the portfolio. Carrie is a graduate of East Carolina University.
Thomas Guerrieri Jr.
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Thomas Guerrieri was named Senior Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer in January 2021. He previously held the positions of Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from May 2017 to January 2021, Vice President and Controller from January 2016 to May 2017, and joined the company in 2000 as Vice President, Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Tanger in 2000, Thomas was a Senior Accountant at PriceWaterhouse Coopers. He is responsible for SEC reporting, accounting, and financial reporting and financial reporting systems. Thomas graduated from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.