Retail training firm names founder CEO, promotes VP

Ridgewood-based retail training firm MOHR Retail has made changes to its executive leadership, it announced Thursday, with founder Michael Patrick assuming the new role of company CEO.

In addition, Mary Beth Garcia, vice president of client solutions, has been promoted to president, effective Jan. 1, the company said. She will oversee company operations, among other responsibilities.

“As a client, employee or a consultant, I’ve been associated with MOHR Retail for more than 20 years,” Garcia said in a prepared statement. “I’m looking forward to being able to lead the company at this exciting stage in its growth.”

Patrick added: “In her new capacity, she’ll be responsible for overseeing operations, marketing and finance, working closely with me on strategic initiatives while continuing to serve her current clients and helping us grow our client base.”