Online fashion and lifestyle retailer MySale, the parent company of OZSALE and NZSALE, has appointed Kalman Polak as the new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. The appointment, announced this week alongside the company's financial results, is intended to bolster MySale's move towards an ASX listing. Despite being headquartered in Sydney and catering to a primarily Australian market, the company first debuted on the London Stock Exchange in 2014.
Polak has considerable experience in e-commerce. He was formerly with Catch.com.au, where he spent almost a decade and founded GroceryRun.com.au under the firm's banner. His last role with Catch was Head of Marketplace, and before that Head of Merchandising. Alongside his work with Catch, he has acted as MySale's Chief Commercial Officer on a consultancy basis since December last year.
Polak takes the helm from Carl Jackson, MySale's CEO for the last 12 years. Jackson has moved onto the board of directors and takes the role of Executive Chairman. According to the company, he will remain actively involved in the business and focus on managing stakeholder relationships, while Polak takes over the execution of MySale's strategy and day-to-day operations.
Former Executive Chairman Charles Butler, who remains on the board, said of the appointment: “The Board is delighted that Kalman has joined us as CEO. His extensive digital experience, having spent over a decade as an executive with the Catch Group, will be transformational for MySale. It was under Kalman’s leadership that the Catch Group became one of the largest marketplaces in Australia. We are very fortunate to gain someone with Kalman’s experience, talent and vision and we look forward to working with him in his new role.”