SALT LAKE CITY – Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment announced today the promotion of Darren Squires to President of Fanzz Sports Stores, with responsibilities for one of the nation’s largest licensed sports apparel and merchandise retailers with 120 store locations in 22 states.
Squires joined the LHM Group in 2014, serving at Fanzz as vice president of planning and distribution, where he oversaw the inventory management and was responsible for forecasting company sales and margins. He moved into the general manager position last spring with the restructuring of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment.
“Darren has brought a combination of deep retail expertise and tremendous leadership to Fanzz,” said Steve Starks, president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. “We are very excited about the future of Fanzz because of the great team we have in place and the continued popularity of sports apparel.”
Squires has extensive experience in finance, supply chain management and marketing analytics for specialty and e-commerce retailers. He previously worked as the director of merchandise analytics at Overstock.com from 2012-14 and as the vice president of planning and operations at Making Memories from 2008-12. He began his retail career at Payless Shoes before joining Abercrombie & Fitch. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University.