American Apparel’s Chief Business Development Officer Leaves After Only Seven Months

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Marty Staff, President of Joseph Abboud (L) and Robert Mettler C.E.O of Macy's attend the VIP reception during the 22nd annual Macy's Passport 2004 Evolution Revolution at Fort Mason Center September 23, 2004 in San Francisco, California. The annual fashion event has raised over $18 million to benefit HIV/AIDS research, care, prevention and education programs. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Marty Staff. Photo: David Paul Morris/Getty Images

Marty Staff, who joined American Apparel in March to help the struggling company beef up its wholesale and retailing businesses, has left his post abruptly with no explanation, reports WWD. Dov Charney stated cryptically that "[Staff's] contributions to American Apparel have been very substantial," adding, "I have benefited greatly from his vision and insight." Prior to working at American Apparel, Staff was the president and CEO of JA Apparel Corp., which owned the Joseph Abboud brand.

Marty Staff to Exit American Apparel [WWD]