John J. Tighe

President, Peerless Clothing International

John J. Tighe

John Tighe is Executive Vice President & Chief Merchant for JCPenney Company, Inc., one of America’s largest department store and e-commerce retailers. In February 2015 Mr. Tighe was promoted to his current position following three-years of him serving as GMM of the Men’s Division.

Mr. Tighe joined JCPenney as a Senior Buyer in 2002 and was named Divisional Merchandise Manager for JCPenney Junior Sportswear Division two years later. He managed several key positions in the Women’s Division until 2009, when he was promoted to SVP of In 2010 Mr. Tighe was again promoted to GMM of the Home Division. As GMM of Home, Mr. Tighe laid extensive ground work for several significant vendors to join JCPenney stores in 2013.

Prior to joining JCPenney, Mr. Tighe spent 10 years at Filene’s in a series of merchandising roles of increasing responsibility.

Mr. Tighe grew up in Lowell Massachusetts and in 1991 he graduated from University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing. He is married and has four children.