Mark Lardie has been named president and chief executive of Rack Room Shoes, a U.S. retailer owned by the German company Deichmann Group. Lardie will head up the Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse retail brands. He comes from Brown Shoe Company, where he was division president for wholesale. He has also held senior positions at Famous Footwear (owned by Brown Shoe) and Footstar. Rack Room Shoes is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.