John Tighe
Executive Vice President and Chief Merchant


John Tighe serves as Chief Merchant and has been executive vice president at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. since October 1, 2015. Mr. Tighe served as the Chief Merchandising Officer. Mr. Tighe served as Senior Vice President of J. C. Penney Company from March 2010 to October 1, 2015 and also served as its Senior General Merchandise Manager for The Men's, Children's, Footwear, Handbag & Intimate Apparel Divisions. Mr. Tighe served as General Merchandise Manager of Men's Apparel at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. since March 2010. He has nearly 20 years of merchandising experience. He served as Senior Vice President of, with responsibility for driving strategy, business planning and execution and improving the overall brand and customer experience for the site, which is one of the largest apparel and home furnishing destinations on the Internet.

He joined JCPenney in 2002 and served as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Junior Sportswear two years later. Mr. Tighe spent 10 years at Filene's in a series of merchandising roles of increasing responsibility.