Charles & Colvard Appoints Zale Corp. Exec COO

Charles & Colvard has appointed former Zale Corp. executive Steven M. Larkin chief operating officer, effective May 6.

Larkin resigned his position on Charles & Colvard’s board of directors, which he had held since February 2011. He recently served as senior vice president of Golfsmith International Holdings, a specialty retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel, and accessories.

Larkin served as executive vice president and chief marketing and e-commerce officer at Zale Corp., as well as its senior vice president of brand marketing and e-commerce and senior vice president of direct to consumer, from January 2006 to June 2009.