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Destination XL Finds New CEO

The nearly year-long search for a new leader has come to an end for Destination XL Group.
On Wednesday, the country’s largest big & tall men’s retailer named Harvey S. Kanter president and chief executive officer. He joined the Canton, Mass.-based company on Tuesday and will succeed David Levin, who had been acting ceo since officially retiring from the role at the end of last year. Levin will continue to serve as an adviser to Kanter until April 1. Kanter will also join DXLG’s board of directors.
Kanter has an extensive background in retail but not in men’s big & tall. Most recently he was president, ceo and chairman of the board of Blue Nile, Inc., the online retailer of high-quality diamonds and fine jewelry, which was purchased and taken private by Bain Capital in early 2017.
Before that, he was president and ceo of Moosejaw Mountaineering and Backcountry Travel, Inc., a multi-channel retailer of outdoor apparel and gear that was acquired by Walmart. He has also held executive positions at Michael’s Stores, Inc. and Eddie Bauer, Inc.
In addition to continuing to serve on the board at Blue Nile, Kanter also sits on the board of Potbelly Corp., an international sandwich concept. He is also a brand ambassador

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