George Zimmer Guarantees He's No Longer a CEO | NBC Bay Area

George Zimmer Guarantees He's No Longer a CEO



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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 7: (L-R) Actor Leonard Nimoy and George Zimmer, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Men's Wearhouse clothing store, pose after Zimmer received his honorary doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on June 7, 2003 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thomas J. Gibbons/Getty Images)

    One of the most well-dressed CEOs -- and the anti-Zuckerberg -- is leaving his job.

    George Zimmer, the founder and CEO of the Men's Wearhouse, is stepping down after 38 years on the job.

    The 62-year-old will make room for Douglas Ewert to take over the company but Zimmer will retain control of almost 9 percent of the men's clothing store.

    Zimmer made the Men's Warehouse famous with his television commercials the featured the catch phrase, "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."

    Zimmer is a resident of the Bay Area, where he
    opened his first local store in 1981. Today the chain has more than 1,200 stores across the country.