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Trend Trade Government Hires & Promotions, Stay Updates – Footwear Information


Who’s in, who’s out, who’s been promoted and employed — FN covers all of the trade modifications in a single place. Know of an government on the transfer? Inform us at internet@footwearnews.com.

Sept. 21, 2022: Nike has tapped two new members to its board of administrators: Mónica Gil and Bob Swan. Gil is at present the chief administrative and advertising and marketing officer at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. Swan, the previous CEO of Intel Company, works at Andreessen Horowitz as an working associate. “Mónica and Bob’s collective management in enterprise operations, innovation, advertising and marketing, branding and media make them excellent additions to our board,” mentioned Nike government chairman Mark Parker in a press release.

Sept. 20, 2022: Brunt Workwear has appointed a number of new individuals to serve in senior management positions throughout the group. The work attire and footwear model has tapped Sarah Litt as senior director of buyer loyalty and retention, Ryan Shingledecker as director of selling, Matt Thompson as director of attire, Colton Vosburg as director of footwear and Ruth Trieger as director of buyer expertise. “It’s really an honor to see our workforce develop with a brand new group of unbelievable leaders to assist Brunt attain new heights. We’ve professionals from all areas of the buyer trade, coming collectively to serve the hardworking tradespeople we’re so proud to construct merchandise for,” mentioned Eric Girouard, founder and CEO of Brunt in a press release.

Sept. 15, 2022: Skechers SVP of home gross sales Rick Graham has introduced his retirement after virtually 30 years with the corporate. He beforehand served as a key account supervisor, regional supervisor and the VP of gross sales/girls’s. Pete Calichman will take over the position from Graham, who will depart the corporate on the finish of 2022. “For 18 years, Rick served as SVP for home gross sales guiding one of the best workforce within the enterprise and constructing key relationships to assist Skechers develop into the chief it’s at the moment. Although we’ll miss his perception and dedication to the Firm and trade, Rick leaves us ready for the longer term,” mentioned Skechers president Michael Greenberg.

Sept. 12, 2022: Hudson’s Bay has named Sophia Hwang-Judiesch as president, efficient Sept. 19. She’s going to succeed Wayne Drummond, who might be retiring. Most lately, Hwang-Judiesch was VP of strategic initiatives at Ulta Magnificence, the place she led the construct and launch of Magnificence@Goal, and managed 13 workstreams, together with: merchandising, mp&o, retailer/service operations, e-commerce, and provide chain. Beforehand, Hwang-Judiesch was SVP at Carter’s Oshkosh, and was with Esprit de Corp as China nation supervisor of retail, wholesale & e-commerce. Amongst her new duties at Hudson’s Bay, the corporate mentioned that Hwang-Judiesch might be targeted on the execution of its in-store digital promoting transformation, buyer expertise and retailer optimization. Final 12 months The Bay (digital) and Hudson’s Bay (shops) introduced that its retailer fleet and e-commerce enterprise would function as two separate companies, accelerating its digital-first transformation. This mirror’s the identical initiative its sister retailer Saks Fifth Avenue did in early 2021.

Sept. 8, 2022: Unique Footwear Firm, which designs and manufactures sneakers for regulation enforcement officers, navy operators and first responders, has tapped Mark Cavanaugh for its CEO position. He’ll succeed founder Kevin Cole, who will stay on its board of administrators. On this position, the corporate mentioned Cavanaugh might be tasked with persevering with to drive progress inside its core navy, regulation enforcement and first responder buyer bases, in addition to create new partnerships with main nationwide retailers the place the merchandise have crossover enchantment. Cavanaugh has greater than 30 years of trade expertise, which incorporates stints at Below Armour, New Steadiness and Nike.


Unique Footwear Firm CEO Mark Cavanaugh.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Unique Footwear Firm

Sept. 8, 2022: Qurate Retail Group, the guardian firm of QVC and HSN, has introduced two government management appointments. Soumya Sriraman, who was most lately head of Prime Video Channels at Amazon, has been named president of streaming for Qurate Retail Group, efficient Sept. 7. Qurate Retail Group’s latest enterprise unit, vCommerce Ventures, operates the corporate’s streaming service and is designed to speed up the corporate’s possession of digital stay streaming buying, past QVC’s and HSN’s conventional multiplatform experiences. Stacy Bowe, who beforehand held senior merchandising positions at G-III Attire Group and Macy’s, was named chief merchandising officer of QVC US, efficient Sept. 6. In fiscal 12 months 2021, QVC US represented roughly three quarters of Qurate Retail Group’s $8.3 billion in vCommerce income within the U.S. (HSN represented the remainder).


Stacy Bowe, QVC

Stacy Bowe

CREDIT: Qurate Retail Group

Sept. 7, 2022: Kate Spade New York has tapped Tom Mora and Jennifer Lyu, who might be partnering because the principal designers for all of the model’s product classes. In his position, Mora oversees design route for Kate Spade’s ready-to-wear, footwear, jewellery, residence and licensed way of life classes. Lyu leads design for the model’s purses and equipment collections. Their designs might be showcased in the course of the model’s upcoming spring 2023 assortment presentation at New York Trend Week on Sept. 9. Previous to becoming a member of Kate Spade, Mora served because the artistic director of ladies’s and licensed product at Cole Haan, overseeing seasonal collections, promoting and visible presentation. A graduate of Parsons College of Design in New York, Mora has beforehand held positions at Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach and J.Crew, the place he spent 14 years. Lyu joins Kate Spade from Tory Burch the place she led design for purses and small leather-based items. Previous to that, she held varied design management roles at 3.1 Phillip Lim throughout girls’s and males’s classes together with equipment, footwear and ready-to-wear. Earlier in her profession, Lyu held senior design roles at Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada.


Tom Mora, Jennifer Lyu, Kate Spade

Tom Mora and Jennifer Lyu

CREDIT: Courtesy of Kate Spade New York

Sept. 7, 2022: Stuart Weitzman has made two modifications to its workforce. Jackie Giusti Seaman has been promoted to SVP of world advertising and marketing & communications, and Kaisy Mae O’Reilly has been named SVP of digital, technique & buyer innovation. Seaman joined the model in 2006, and along with her 16-year tenure, brings deep understanding of the footwear, trend and luxurious trade to the position, in addition to a eager capability to determine a transparent model imaginative and prescient in an ever-evolving media and communications panorama. O’Reilly joins Stuart Weitzman after 18 years at Procter & Gamble, the place her consumer-centric method propelled her to the position of brand name VP of SK-II within the U.S. At Stuart Weitzman, she is now immediately chargeable for the North America e-commerce and digital advertising and marketing groups, together with CRM, buyer insights, efficiency advertising and marketing and customer support.


Jackie Giusti Seaman, Kaisy Mae O’Reilly, Stuart Weitzman

Jackie Giusti Seaman and Kaisy Mae O’Reilly

CREDIT: Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

Sept. 6, 2022: Cougar Sneakers has named Janelle LeBlanc as VP of world gross sales. On this newly created position, LeBlanc will spearhead the event, progress and additional growth of Cougar Sneakers’ branded gross sales group, together with Canada, USA and Worldwide. LeBlanc most lately served as managing director of U4IK Ltd., a B2B & DTC gross sales and advertising and marketing options firm. There, she labored with main world manufacturers akin to, FitFlop, Pajar, Chaco and Caprice, to assist construct and improve model consciousness on the retail stage, in addition to assist omnichannel integration and progress. Previous to this position, LeBlanc served because the model supervisor/nationwide gross sales at Wolverine Worldwide, served a two-year time period because the president of AFA Canada, and stays an lively member and founding father of the Webinar Collection: Retail Subsequent.


Janelle LeBlanc, Cougar Shoes

CREDIT: Courtesy of Cougar Sneakers

Sept. 6, 2022: Macy’s, Inc. has tapped Pam Quintiliano as head of investor relations, efficient Sept. 12. On this position, Quintiliano might be chargeable for main the corporate’s lively investor relations program. Quintiliano will succeed Mike McGuire, who beforehand introduced his intent to retire after greater than three years at Macy’s, Inc. and greater than a 20-year profession in investor relations. McGuire will keep on by means of the top of September to assist with the transition. Quintiliano will report back to Adrian Mitchell, CFO of Macy’s Inc. Quintiliano joins Macy’s, Inc. from Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the place she most lately served because the group VP of investor relations. “Pam brings a wealth of expertise to this position, with a deep understanding of the retail trade and monetary neighborhood, together with greater than 20 years as each a sell- and buy-side analyst,” Mitchell mentioned in a press release. “Pam will function a useful associate as Macy’s, Inc. continues our transformation and executes on our technique to ship sustainable worthwhile progress and maximize shareholder worth over the long-term.”


Pam Quintiliano, Macy's

Pam Quintiliano

CREDIT: Courtesy of Macy’s Inc.

Aug. 30, 2022: New Steadiness has named Romina Bongiovanni as its world director of worldwide advertising and marketing, the place she is going to oversee the model’s advertising and marketing technique as a part of the worldwide management workforce. She beforehand served as the corporate’s director of world communications and leisure. She replaces Tim Malone, who left the position to affix Crocs as its VP of world built-in advertising and marketing.


New balance

New Steadiness has named Romina Bongiovanni as its world director of worldwide advertising and marketing

CREDIT: New Steadiness

Aug. 29, 2022: PVH Corp. has named Nadia Azria to the brand new put up of chief merchandising officer of Tommy Hilfiger World, efficient Nov. 1. She most lately served as VP of merchandising of One Nike Market Place at Nike, chargeable for designing and implementing a “data-driven merchandising technique” with a give attention to “transformation towards vertical retail.” Earlier than that, Azria spent greater than 13 years at Ralph Lauren in varied management EMEA posts focusing of retail, retailer design, visible merchandising and e-commerce, together with EMEA chief merchandising officer. Her position at Hilfiger might be to boost client enchantment and strengthen the corporate’s premium positioning as a worldwide way of life model. This new position on the firm goals to drive cross-category alignment and progress throughout the Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Denims labels.


Nadia Azria

Nadia Azria

CREDIT: Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger

Aug. 29, 2022: Caleres has named Jack Calandra as SVP and CFO, efficient Sept. 12. He could have duty for the corporate’s finance, accounting, investor relations, exterior reporting, treasury and tax features. Following the beforehand introduced CEO succession, and because the firm transitions the manager management workforce for the longer term, Calandra will succeed Ken Hannah, who has served as CFO of Caleres for the final seven years. Hannah might be out there to Caleres as wanted to assist this orderly transition. Calandra most lately served as CFO of A.Okay.A. Manufacturers. Previous to that point, he served as EVP, CFO, and treasurer for Tailor-made Manufacturers. Calandra additionally held a number of government positions at Hole Inc., which included SVP of company finance and investor relations; SVP and CFO of Banana Republic World; VP and CFO of Hole Inc. Direct; and VP and CFO of Hole Worldwide. Earlier in his profession, he served in varied finance roles of accelerating duty at Unilever.


Jack Calandra, Caleres

Jack Calandra

CREDIT: Courtesy of Caleres

Aug. 24, 2022: Jeffrey Davis, CFO of Qurate Retail Group, has resigned from the corporate, and is anticipated to stay for a transition interval. As such, the corporate has named James Hathaway because the interim CFO. Hathaway joined Qurate Retail Group in Might 2021 as SVP to guide finance for the corporate’s largest reporting unit, QxH, serving as CFO for QVC U.S. and HSN. Previous to becoming a member of Qurate Retail Group, Hathaway spent greater than 20 years with PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, the place he took on growing duty in monetary management roles. Individually, William Hunter has been promoted to chief transformation officer, a newly created position. Hunter was most lately SVP of enterprise transformation & shared providers the place he led a wide range of key implementations. Previous to the formation of Qurate Retail Group, Hunter served as SVP and company controller for HSN the place he led all elements of monetary and operational accounting for the group. The first focus of this new position is to speed up the implementation of Venture Athens, a three-year plan to stabilize income, develop adjusted OIBDA margin and generate incremental free money circulation.

Aug. 24, 2022: Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design (SCAD) has named Dirk Standen as dean of the SCAD College of Trend. On this position, Standen will oversee SCAD’s undergraduate and graduate diploma applications of trend design, trend advertising and marketing and administration, fibers, accent design and jewellery design on the college’s Savannah and Atlanta places. Standen first joined SCAD in fall 2021 as a professor of trend advertising and marketing and administration, bringing years of expertise {and professional} mentorship. Standen is a extremely revered trade determine recognized for his work within the publishing and luxurious advertising and marketing area. Throughout his decade-long tenure as editor in chief of Type.com, Standen guided the location’s progress into the main world on-line platform for trend information and runway reporting. Because the founding editor of 23 Tales, Conde Nast’s artistic company, Standen launched digital advertising and marketing campaigns for Gucci, Chanel, LVMH, Google, H&M, and lots of different world manufacturers. His writing has been printed in quite a few worldwide trend media shops, together with Vainness Truthful, Vogue, Tatler, and GQ. He holds a Grasp of Positive Arts in movie from Columbia College and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and German from College of London.


Dirk Standen, SCAD

Dirk Standen

CREDIT: Courtesy of SCAD

Aug. 23, 2022: Canada Goose has named Larry Li as president of China, efficient instantly. On this position, Li will oversee all enterprise actions within the mainland China market, together with business, advertising and marketing and finance. He might be primarily based out of the corporate’s regional headquarters in Shanghai and report back to Paul Cadman, president of Asia Pacific at Canada Goose. Li most lately served as managing director of China at Dunhill, a part of the Richemont Group, and was instrumental within the model’s repositioning and new product route. Previous to that, he was with LVMH Group and labored at manufacturers together with Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Kenzo in Shanghai and Tokyo, holding varied senior administration roles. This announcement comes as Canada Goose continues its growth within the China market, which the corporate entered in 2018. Mainland China is residence to Canada Goose’s largest retail community, with 16 shops. Along with the shop that opened in Xi’an in Might 2022, Canada Goose plans to open one other three this fall in Tianjin, Qingdao and Chengdu.


Larry Li, Canada Goose

Larry Li

CREDIT: Canada Goose

Aug. 18, 2022: SFA, the corporate that owns and operates the 40 Saks Fifth Avenue shops, has tapped Kathleen Shea to the newly created place of VP of journey and tourism technique, based on FN sister publication WWD. Shea beforehand served as VP of gross sales at SaksWorks, which creates versatile work areas at Saks Fifth Avenue shops and different places. Previous to that she held roles at each the Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group and Taj Lodges Resorts and Palaces, the place she was chargeable for growing market share and property engagement all through North America and Latin America, in addition to at Canyon Ranch and 4 Seasons Lodges and Resorts. “With the resurgence of world tourism, we’re thrilled to have Kathleen on our workforce focusing her experience on additional positioning Saks Fifth Avenue shops because the premier luxurious buying locations for vacationers,” John Antonini, SVP and director of shops for SFA, mentioned in a press release. “Demonstrated by Kathleen’s confirmed monitor report of driving record-setting outcomes for top-tier hospitality manufacturers, I’m assured in her capability to construct extra revolutionary relationships throughout the trade as we develop our market share amongst worldwide guests to North America.”


Kathleen Shea, Saks

Kathleen Shea

CREDIT: Courtesy

Aug. 16, 2022: Macy’s, Inc. has appointed Emilie Arel, president and CEO of Casper Sleep, to its board of administrators, efficient instantly. She brings over 20 years of expertise, serving in varied management roles at retail and client manufacturers, akin to Goal, Hole, FullBeauty Manufacturers and Quidsi, an Amazon firm with 10 manufacturers. Since 2021, Arel has oversaw all sides of Casper’s enterprise, together with the corporate’s business and model technique, in addition to its wholesale technique and growing retail partnerships. With the addition of Arel, the Macy’s, Inc. board will comprise 14 members. Arel will serve on the nominating and company governance committee. “We’re happy to welcome Emilie to the Macy’s, Inc. board of administrators,” mentioned Jeff Gennette, chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc. “She brings 20 years of spectacular, digital-first and brick-and-mortar retail expertise to our board, together with main the digital transformation at FullBeauty Manufacturers and implementing Casper’s omnichannel technique to drive consistency for customers. Emilie’s expertise placing prospects on the heart of the buying expertise will profit our board and the broader group as we proceed to supply Macy’s, Inc. customers with a extra customized and immersive model expertise.”


Emilie Arel, president and CEO of Casper Sleep

Emilie Arel, president and CEO of Casper Sleep.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Macy’s Inc.

Aug. 15, 2022: Carhartt has employed Susan Hennike as the corporate’s new chief model officer. She’s going to report back to Linda Hubbard, Carhartt’s president and chief working officer. In her new put up, Hennike will lead the strategic growth of multi-year model methods that place the corporate for sustained progress and profitability throughout matrixed enterprise models. She’s going to oversee and collaborate with Product, Model and Technique (PBS) – a workforce of almost 200 associates throughout artistic, advertising and marketing, product, and R&D, amongst different workstreams. Hennike joins Carhartt from Bombas the place she led the following evolution of the attire model’s multi-category technique and imaginative and prescient as chief product officer. Previous to that, she spent 12 years at HanesBrands, the place she emerged as president of Champion North America. She has labored with many different notable attire manufacturers all through her profession, together with Victoria’s Secret, Nike and Adidas Worldwide. “Susan has an unbelievable repute of rising rising and established attire manufacturers throughout various audiences and reaching customers creatively and authentically,” mentioned Hubbard in a press release. “Her imaginative and prescient will assist form Carhartt’s future, enhance the expertise for all hardworking individuals and discover new methods to achieve those that have but to expertise Carhartt.”


Susan Hennike, Carhartt Chief Brand Officer

Susan Hennike, Carhartt’s new chief model officer.

CREDIT: Carhartt

Aug. 11, 2022: JCPenney has tapped Stephanie Plaines as its new CFO. In response to the Texas-based division retailer chain, Plaines will lead all monetary actions throughout the enterprise. She might be chargeable for monetary technique, actual property, capital deployment, credit score providers, sourcing and procurement, treasury, and accounting. She can even apply many years of expertise working with information to enhance enterprise efficiency and profitability, JCPenney mentioned. Plaines most lately served as CFO at Jones Lang LaSalle, a number one world business actual property providers firm. She brings expertise as a senior government at firms together with Starbucks, Walmart and Ahold Delhaize. Plaines at present serves as a board director and audit committee member for Nielsen Holdings plc and The Clorox Firm. “Stephanie brings greater than 20 years of high-performance strategic and monetary management with best-in-class world retailers,” JCPenney CEO Marc Rosen mentioned in a press release. “Her deep strengths in data-forward monetary administration and monitor report of worth creation will make her a useful advisor all through the enterprise as we develop new digital and expertise capabilities to advance our transformation agenda.”


Stephanie Plaines, JCPenney

Stephanie Plaines

CREDIT: Courtesy of JCPenney

Aug. 10, 2022: Vista Out of doors Inc. has introduced the addition of Gerard Gibbons and Bruce Grooms to its board of administrators, who have been each elected to the board by Vista Out of doors’s shareholders at its annual stockholders assembly on July 26. With these appointments, the Vista Out of doors now has 11 members. When it comes to demographics, Vista mentioned the board is eighteen% feminine and 18% variety past gender with the additions. Previous to the appointment, Gibbons spent 30-plus years with UPS in several roles till he retired from the corporate in 2021. As for Grooms, he’s at present the VP and GM of the Marine Companies Division for Delphinus Engineering, which makes a speciality of ship restore and upkeep. Grooms can be a retired Navy Vice Admiral.


Vista Outdoor Inc. board of directors Bruce Grooms Gerard Gibbons

Vista Out of doors Inc. board of administrators members Bruce Grooms (L) and Gerard Gibbons.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Vista Out of doors Inc.

Aug. 4, 2022: Tapestry, Inc. introduced on Thursday that Tom Glaser, the corporate’s chief operations officer, has determined to retire. He’ll stay with the corporate till Oct. 1 to make sure a clean transition, the corporate mentioned in a press release. In step with Tapestry’s succession planning, Scott Roe, who has been chief monetary officer since June 2021, will tackle extra duty as chief working officer. On this newly created twin position, Roe will proceed to guide the finance group whereas increasing his scope to incorporate oversight of operations throughout Tapestry’s multi-brand platform, together with provide chain and knowledge expertise. As a part of these modifications, the corporate’s CEO, Joanne Crevoiserat, will assume direct oversight of Tapestry’s technique and client insights workforce, which previously reported to Roe. “Throughout his tenure, Tom has performed an necessary position within the execution of our Acceleration Program and our capability to efficiently navigate the consequences of the pandemic. He leaves us with a strong basis in place and robust workforce of tenured leaders. We thank him for his many contributions and want him all one of the best in his retirement,” mentioned Crevoiserat in a press release.


Scott Roe, Tapestry

Scott Roe.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Tapestry

Aug. 4, 2022: Giovanna Ceolini has been named appearing president of Micam guardian firm Assocalzaturifici. She takes over from Siro Badon, who resigned from his put up final month after three years of service. In response to a press release from the footwear group, Ceolini will oversee the institution of the Appointment Fee along with “issues of bizarre administration.” “I hope to depend on the assist of your complete organizational construction and all our members in getting by means of this tough time,” mentioned Ceolini in a press release. “Within the midst of those troubling instances, as trade slowly recovers from the consequences of the pandemic, we’re making ready for an impressive version of Micam that may verify the occasion’s standing as an important enterprise alternative and financial driver for your complete footwear trade, which performs a number one position in Italian manufacturing trade.”


Giovanna Ceolini, Micam

Giovanna Ceolini

CREDIT: Courtesy of Assocalzaturifici

Aug. 4, 2022: ThredUp has employed Noelle Sadler as its new chief advertising and marketing officer. In response to the corporate, Sadler is the corporate’s first devoted CMO in almost 5 years and can report back to ThredUp president Anthony Marino, who beforehand oversaw advertising and marketing. Sadler joins the resale platform from trend retailer Lulus, the place she most lately served as CMO. Beforehand, she held a number of advertising and marketing management roles at Mac Cosmetics and co-founded Retold Recycling, a subscription-based clothes clear out service. “As we proceed to shift client desire from new to used, it’s crucial that we make buying secondhand as simple as potential and supply a pleasant expertise for the following era of thrifters,” mentioned Marino in a press release. “Resale is taking maintain of the fashionable shopper, and Noelle’s experience will assist improve the shopper expertise and in flip gas progress amongst younger consumers.”


Noelle Sadler, Chief Marketing Officer, thredUP

Noelle Sadler

CREDIT: thredUP

July 27, 2022: Oofos has employed Dave Mischler as its chief operations officer, efficient Sept. 1. Within the position, Oofos mentioned Mischler might be tasked with product growth, demand planning, provide chain planning and administration, company social duty and sustainability. Previous to Oofos, Mischler had stints with Reebok as its head of provide chain and VP of footwear growth, in addition to a decade at Adidas in a number of management roles together with SVP of world provide chain and market IT. He’ll report back to Oofos founder and CEO Lou Panaccione.

July 27, 2022: Siro Badon submitted his resignation as president of Micam guardian firm Assocalzaturifici on Tuesday. Elected in June 2019, Badon has chosen to step apart as for “private and occupation causes,” the Italian footwear affiliation mentioned in a press release, simply shy of his dedication of a four-year time period. In a brief assertion, the group mentioned: “Badon, who thanks his employees for his or her exhausting work, has led Assocalzaturifici by means of a tough time affected by the results of the pandemic that has had such a huge effect on the footwear trade.” With a lifelong profession within the footwear enterprise and entrepreneur associations, Badon can be the proprietor of the De Robert shoe agency.


Siro Badon, MICAM

Siro Badon

CREDIT: MICAM

July 26, 2022: Charlotte, N.C.-based retailer Rack Room Sneakers has introduced a number of modifications inside its service provider workforce. Melanie Ortlieb was promoted to senior director of planning and allocation. She joined Rack Room in 2019 and can now oversee all elements of merchandise planning and stock allocation insurance policies to spice up profitability and assist lead workforce actions towards one strategic imaginative and prescient. Moreover, the footwear chain additionally promoted three consumers from the merchandising workforce. Nichole Duck is now senior purchaser for girls’s lively, informal and costume; Laryssa Grant is now senior purchaser for girls’s athletic; and Chris Otto is now senior purchaser of males’s athletic. Brian Burnett, GMM and VP of merchandising for Rack Room, mentioned in a press release, “As we proceed to evolve and plan for the following 100 years, it’s vital to energise and strengthen our service provider growth by means of strategic imaginative and prescient, inside development and extra of a presence with girls in management roles.”


Rack Room Senior Buyers

Rack Room senior consumers (from left): Chris Otto, Laryssa Grant, Nichole Duck.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Rack Room

July 26, 2022: Benetton has named Andrea Incontri as artistic director of the ladies’s, males’s and youngsters’s collections. In August, a brand new promoting marketing campaign underneath Incontri’s inventive route might be launched on all channels to current United Colours of Benetton’s fall/winter 2022 assortment. The summer time 2023 assortment, the primary to be designed by Incontri, might be formally introduced in September throughout Milan Trend Week. As an Italian, Incontri expressed his satisfaction in becoming a member of an organization and a model that “has constructed its historical past past the product. Equally to Tod’s, it is a household mission that’s ethically appropriate.” The designer was the boys’s artistic director of Tod’s for 5 years till 2019. Benetton, he continued, “delivers an accessible and democratic mission whereas respecting fine quality.”


ANDREA INCONTRI IS THE NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON

Andrea Incontri.

CREDIT: United Colours of Benetton

July 21, 2022: Xcel Manufacturers has tapped Ken Downing as artistic director of the Halston model, efficient Aug. 1. Broadly recognized for his long-time tenure as the style director of Neiman Marcus, Downing will oversee the evolution of Halston in his new position and function the general public face and voice of the model, together with by means of internet hosting Halston livestream classes over all screens. He joins Halston from Hearst’s HLC Commerce division, the place he served as chief model officer for the final six months. Previous to Hearst, Downing served as chief artistic officer of worldwide retail developer Triple 5 Group Worldwide, for which he helped launch the American Dream mega mall in East Rutherford, N.J. “This appointment is one other key step in bringing our imaginative and prescient for Halston to full fruition and in our broad technique of constant to construct our live-selling ecosystem, supported by well-known and genuine personalities, that allows our manufacturers to attach immediately with prospects,” Robert W. D’Loren, chairman and CEO of Xcel, mentioned in a press release.


Ken Downing Joins Hearst

Ken Downing

CREDIT: Courtesy of Hearst

July 20, 2022: Etsy has promoted its chief product officer, Kruti Patel Goyal, to CEO of its Depop subsidiary, efficient Sep. 12. Maria Raga, Depop’s present CEO, has resigned to pursue private ventures, however will stay with Depop in an advisory capability till Sept. 30. With Goyal’s transition to her new position, Etsy has promoted Nick Daniel to the chief product officer put up. Each Goyal and Daniel will report back to Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, and Daniel will be part of Etsy’s government workforce. Goyal will relocate to London, the place Depop is headquartered. Depop’s management workforce that beforehand reported to Raga will report back to Goyal. Since 2011, Goyal has held many integral roles at Etsy, serving to lead the corporate by means of a number of phases of progress. Her duties have included overseeing Etsy’s vendor providers enterprise globally, managing company growth, main the worldwide progress workforce and serving as the corporate’s first head of market integrity and belief & security groups. Earlier than becoming a member of Etsy, Goyal labored in technique and enterprise growth at Viacom and at Product (RED). Kruti started her profession in M&A at Morgan Stanley and at Common Atlantic Companions as a progress fairness investor in expertise companies.

July 19, 2022: PVH Corp. has named David Savman as EVP and chief provide chain officer. He’ll be part of PVH in late 2022 from H&M Group the place he spent 19 years, most lately as Head of world provide chain. He succeeds Sarah Clarke, who’s leaving PVH on Oct. 31 to pursue different pursuits. Savman might be chargeable for the worldwide provide chain and sourcing technique for PVH’s world manufacturers, together with Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, and can report back to CEO Stefan Larsson. At H&M Group, Savman led all sourcing, procurement and warehouse operations and managed a corporation throughout over 80 international locations. He beforehand managed key features together with provide chain, manufacturing and buying, and labored in a number of worldwide markets throughout Asia and Europe. “PVH has extremely highly effective and compelling world manufacturers and a transparent technique in place. I’m excited to be becoming a member of at this pivotal time for the corporate, and might be targeted on pursing alternatives so as to add important worth and make lasting, optimistic contributions to ship on the PVH+ plan,” mentioned Savman. “I look ahead to supporting Stefan and your complete PVH workforce to ship sustainable long-term progress.”

July 13, 2022: Columbia Sportswear Firm has tapped Christiana Smith Shi to function a director and member of the board’s audit committee. Shi is the principal at Lovejoy Advisors, LLC, an advisory providers agency targeted on digitally remodeling client and retail companies, which she based in 2016. Beforehand, she served as president of direct-to-consumer at Nike, Inc. from 2013 till 2016 after serving in varied roles starting in 2010. Shi additionally serves on the board of administrators of Mondelēz Worldwide, Inc. and United Parcel Service, Inc. “We’re thrilled to have Christiana be part of our board of administrators,” mentioned Columbia Sportswear’s chairman, president and CEO, Tim Boyle, mentioned in a press release. “Christiana’s deep direct-to-consumer expertise might be an incredible asset to our Board as we glance to develop that portion of our enterprise.”

July 11, 2022: Matchesfashion is about to welcome its fourth CEO in 5 years, based on a report from FN sister publication WWD. The e-commerce firm has reportedly tapped Nick Beighton, who spent a lot of his profession at fast-fashion big Asos, to the highest job. He’ll succeed Paolo De Cesare, who joined Matchesfashion lower than a 12 months in the past, as CEO. Matchesfashion was acquired in September 2017 by Apax Companions at a reported valuation of $1 billion after a bidding frenzy by a lot of non-public fairness traders, together with Permira and KKR.

July 06, 2022: Lion Brothers Firm has tapped Chris Heyn as its president and CEO. Heyn beforehand served as CEO of American attire firm Southern Tide, the place he helped develop the model’s DTC platform and e-commerce website whereas increasing the corporate’s bodily retail presence. Lion Brothers designs and manufactures customized attire for manufacturers like Nike, Adidas, Hanes, Polo Ralph Lauren and Christian Dior. “As {the marketplace} continues to evolve, what attracts me to Lion Brothers is the chance to leverage their persevering with developments in expertise and innovation which can present options in how manufacturers successfully and effectively service their prospects and customers sooner or later,” Heyn mentioned.


CHRIS HEYN

Chris Heyn

CREDIT: Lion Brothers Firm

June 27, 2022: Genesco Inc., the guardian firm of Journeys and Johnston & Murphy, has chosen Gregory A. Sandfort as the corporate’s lead impartial director. Sandfort, the previous CEO of Tractor Provide Firm, succeeds Matthew C. Diamond who has served in that position for the previous 4 years. Sandfort, who joined Genesco’s board in 2021, will proceed to serve on Genesco’s audit and compensation committees. Diamond will stay on the Genesco board. “He (Sandfort) brings greater than 40 years of strategic retail management to our board with a deep understanding of buyer dynamics, the flexibility to efficiently lead enterprise transformations, together with experience in capital allocation,” Mimi E. Vaughn, Genesco’s board chair, president and CEO, mentioned in a press release. “I look ahead to working with Greg as we proceed to construct on Genesco’s footwear targeted technique.”

June 23, 2022: Paul Stuart has introduced that its present CEO, Paulette Garafalo, will transition to the position of government chairman of the New York-based menswear model. As such, Trevor Shimpfky will assume the put up of president and CEO, efficient July 1. In response to the model, Garafalo introduced Shimpfky to the corporate 4 years in the past as VP of omni and so they have a shared imaginative and prescient for the corporate. Below Garafalo’s management, the corporate has modernized its artistic communication platforms, has launched the customLAB for made-to-order suiting and shirts, opened a boutique in Southampton, NY, and expanded its wholesale operations with enterprise at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Neiman Neiman Marcus shops nationwide. Garafalo joined Paul Stuart in 2016 from Brooks Brothers the place she was president of worldwide, wholesale, and manufacturing. She additionally served as CEO of The Americas at Bally and CEO and group president of Hickey Freeman at Hartmarx Luxurious Group. Shimpfky began his profession because the retail director at Robert Talbot for ten years and spent 16 years as the pinnacle of wholesale for North America at Ermenegildo Zegna, the place he labored carefully with the model places of work in Italy. “My assist of our artistic director and his unyielding pursuit of product pre-eminence whereas staying targeted on our digital transformation might be my major aim as I start my tenure as CEO and president,” Shimpfky mentioned.


Paulette Garafalo, Paul Stuart

Paulette Garafalo might be transitioning to the manager chairman position at Paul Stuart on July 1.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Paul Stuart

June 13, 2022: Hibbett has introduced the resignation of Jamere Jackson, efficient Thursday, June 9, and the appointment of Pamela Edwards to the corporate’s board of administrators, efficient Friday, June 10. The corporate mentioned in a press release that Jackson is resigning for private causes and there have been no disagreements between him and the corporate in connection together with his resignation. The resignation and subsequent appointment maintains the scale of the board at 10. Edwards will serve on the audit committee and might be a Class III director whose time period expires on the 2023 annual stockholders assembly. Edwards was most lately with Citi Developments as its EVP and CFO from January 2021 to April 2022. Previous to her retirement from Citi Developments, she was with L Manufacturers Inc., because the CFO and government president for its Mast World division from 2017-2020, because the CFO of its Victoria’s Secret division from 2007-2017, and because the CFO of its Categorical division from 2005-2007. Previous to L Manufacturers Inc., Edwards labored in varied enterprise and monetary planning roles at Hole/Outdated Navy, Sears Roebuck and Kraft Meals. She additionally at present serves on the board of administrators of Neiman Marcus Group.

June 10: 2022: Rothy’s has appointed Jenny Ming to its board of administrators. Ming beforehand served because the president of Outdated Navy and CEO of Charlotte Russe. She additionally serves on the boards of Levi Strauss & Co., Kendra Scott, Affirm, Poshmark, and Kaiser Basis Well being Plan & Hospitals and as a particular advisor to the board of Barneys New York. “Jenny Ming is a extensively revered trade veteran with over 30 years of worthwhile retail expertise,” mentioned Rothy’s CEO and board chairman Stephen Hawthornthwaite. “We welcome her as an Unbiased director to our board as we proceed to develop Rothy’s neighborhood and drive long-term progress.”

June 10, 2022: Columbia Sportswear Co. has named Francois Guillon as SVP of omni planning and achievement. On this position, Guillon will report back to chief provide chain officer Lisa Kulok. He brings expertise in planning and digital transformation of provide chain operations, most lately in a wide range of roles with Tiffany & Co. “Francois will assist us proceed to evolve our programs and capabilities in order that we are able to retain our aggressive edge,” mentioned Kulok in a press release. “His world expertise, coupled together with his information of digital programs will assist us on this dynamic provide chain course of.” Tim Boyle, president and CEO of Columbia Sportswear Firm, added: “We’re excited to have Francois and his vitality and enthusiasm for Columbia Sportswear be part of our firm. As we now have seen from latest occasions, our provide chain leaders are an extremely necessary a part of our firm’s success.”


Francois Guillon, Columbia Sportswear Company

Francois Guillon

CREDIT: Columbia Sportswear Firm

June 9, 2022: Australian-based streetwear and sneaker model Tradition Kings has tapped former Adidas government Jonathan Yuska as president of its U.S. division. He’ll report back to Simon Beard, CEO & co-founder of Tradition Kings, and can spearhead the model’s continued growth in the USA. Yuska brings over 20 years of expertise in rising and main divisions inside a lot of worldwide sports activities manufacturers, together with Adidas, Reebok and Fila. Most lately, he served because the president of Rastellis.com, a DTC premium meals firm primarily based in Philadelphia. From 2012 to 2017, Yuska was the worldwide head of Adidas’ premium attire model Mitchell & Ness, the place he led world technique, product creation, advertising and marketing and league partnerships. Earlier in his profession, Yuska held varied artistic management roles at Adidas, together with head of design. He was behind the Adidas unique official clothes shop offers with the NBA, NFL, NHL and different leagues. Previous to that, Yuska held a number of artistic management roles at Reebok, main regional collections from the model’s Tokyo workplace. He additionally spent greater than 4 years with Fila working in product creation.


Jonathan Yuska, Culture Kings

Jonathan Yuska

CREDIT: Tradition Kings

June 9, 2022: Foot Locker Inc. EVP and CFO Andrew Web page has been named to the board of the administrators of Kontoor Manufacturers, Inc., a life-style attire firm, whose portfolio of manufacturers is led by Wrangler and Lee. “We’re happy to welcome Andrew to Kontoor’s Board of Administrators,” mentioned Kontoor president and CEO Scott Baxter. “Andrew is a seasoned finance chief with an intensive background in optimizing enterprise progress. Together with his greater than 30 years of finance and accounting expertise in retail, footwear and attire, Andrew’s experience in enhancing stakeholder and shareholder worth might be a superb asset to Kontoor and can deliver great worth to our board.”

Might 25, 2022: Blissful Socks has added two new workforce members to its administration workforce. The Stockholm-based firm has tapped Anders Lagerstedt as its new chief business officer (CCO). He joins the corporate from his position of CCO at Aurora and Deltaco. With 16 years within the trend trade behind him, Lagerstedt was managing director for HOPE and has a strong background in gross sales administration roles with firms akin to Pimples Studios, Hunkydory, and Triwa. At Blissful Socks, Lagerstedt will purpose to drive business imaginative and prescient and lead gross sales actions throughout all channels and markets. And, Jessica Lagerblad Öhrn is returning to Blissful Socks as design and assortment director, after two years working with Skincity the place she led the event of its personal manufacturers. Öhrn brings over 19 years of expertise within the trend trade together with senior positions at Tiger of Sweden and H&M. At Blissful Socks, Öhrn will maintain the overarching duty for all design and assortment planning, driving sustainable and worthwhile progress from a merchandising perspective and pave the best way for product innovation.


Jessica Lagerblad Öhrn, Anders Lagerstedt, Happy Socks

Jessica Lagerblad Öhrn and Anders Lagerstedt have joined Blissful Socks.

CREDIT: Blissful Socks

Might 25, 2022: Marco De Vincenzo is becoming a member of Etro because the Italian model’s new artistic director, in command of the ladies’s, males’s and residential collections, efficient June 1. De Vincenzo’s first designs will bow for spring 2023 in September throughout Milan Ladies’s Trend Week. Founder Gerolamo, or Gimmo, Etro’s kids Veronica, Kean and Jacopo, who have been beforehand artistic administrators of the ladies’s, males’s and residential collections, respectively, will proceed to collaborate with the home, which has been managed by non-public fairness L Catterton since July 2021. Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of Etro, mentioned due to De Vincenzo’s “sensibility for colours, prints and materials, we’re certain that Marco will know find out how to greatest interpret Etro’s extraordinary heritage,” and that he’ll “give new impulse to the world of equipment.” The designer, a former winner of the Vogue Italia “Who Is on Subsequent?” expertise search, labored for years on equipment as a guide for Fendi with Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi. His eye for daring colours, labor-intensive garments, optical results, wealthy materials and complicated gildings caught the eye of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which struck a three way partnership with the Rome-based designer in 2014. In April final 12 months, De Vincenzo purchased again his namesake model, which he first launched in 2009, from LVMH and his different associate MMGP Srl.


Marco De Vincenzo, Etro

Marco De Vincenzo

CREDIT: Courtesy of Etro

Might 23, 2022: Sew Repair has tapped Debbie Rose Woloshin as its new chief advertising and marketing officer, efficient instantly. Woloshin will report back to Sew Repair CEO Elizabeth Spaulding and lead the corporate’s advertising and marketing groups throughout the U.S. and the UK. Woloshin was beforehand the chief advertising and marketing officer at Marc Jacobs. Earlier than Marc Jacobs, Woloshin led advertising and marketing on the Frye Firm and Ann, Inc. and spent greater than 17 years with the Jones Group. “I’m thrilled to welcome Debbie to Sew Repair as our new chief advertising and marketing officer,” mentioned Spaulding in a press release. “There are a lot of thrilling alternatives on the horizon as we proceed to develop our providing and give attention to bringing our customized styling and buying expertise to extra purchasers. Debbie has constructed and grown a few of trend’s most beloved manufacturers, and we’re trying ahead to the wealth of artistic and business expertise she’ll deliver to Sew Repair. Debbie will play a central position in telling our story as we develop into the worldwide vacation spot for customized buying, styling, and inspiration.”

Might 23, 2022: Slowear has promoted Marco Bernardini to CEO. He had been CFO since 2015. As CEO, Bernardini succeeds Roberto Compagno, president of Slower, who died final September, aged 62. Compagno spearheaded the expansion of the corporate, which in 2018 offered a minority curiosity to Nuo Capital, an funding car backed by Hong Kong’s Pao Cheng household. Slowear revealed on Monday the corporate stays managed by the household and that it has fashioned a brand new board, which now contains Compagno’s spouse Nella Loero and their daughter Elisabetta Compagno, with ESG proxies. Paolo Ferrin was named president of the board, which additionally noticed the arrival of former Valentino CEO Stefano Sassi, as a shareholder of Nuo Capital; Tommaso Paoli, and Giorgio Delpiano, CEO of Third Social gathering Manufacturers Zegna Group. Along with Slowear, the Venice-based firm is guardian to Incotex informal pants; Zanone high-end knitwear; Glanshirt causal shirts; Montedoro outerwear, and Officina Slowear equipment and footwear.

Might 20, 2022: Roger Vivier has discovered its new common supervisor. Dad or mum firm Tod’s Group mentioned Catherine Sardin is becoming a member of the posh model efficient June 1. Sardin will report back to the group’s common supervisor Simona Cattaneo and might be primarily based on the Roger Vivier headquarter in Paris. Sardin developed her profession within the luxurious and trend trade holding managerial roles at firms akin to Louis Vuitton, Berluti, J.M. Weston, Maison Lejaby and, lastly, at Alaïa, contributing to constructing the manufacturers globally. As reported, Maria Cristina Lomanto, who held the title of brand name supervisor at Roger Vivier, exited the label on April 15 to be part of Gucci as EVP and model common supervisor — a brand new position for the Italian model.

Might 16, 2022: Tom Ford, who has served as chairman of the Council of Trend Designers of America (CFDA) since June of 2019, might be ending his three-year time period on Might 31. CFDA CEO Steven Kolb will assume the duties of interim chair by means of December 31, 2022. The board’s present officers – vice-chair Tracy Reese, secretary Vera Wang, treasurer Stan Herman – will stay in place for the rest of the 12 months, the CFDA mentioned. What’s extra, the board unanimously elected Tory Burch, Thom Browne, and Aurora James to the board, efficient June 1. The CFDA added that its board will vote on a brand new chairperson within the fall to begin in January in alignment with CFDA’s fiscal calendar. Ford was set to be chairman for 2 years and prolonged his position for an extra 12 months. Traditionally, the chairperson position was a 2-4 12 months time period (Stan Herman and Diane von Furstenberg have been the exception).


Tom Ford, Black Suit, Beverly Hills, Mr. Chow

Tom Ford.

CREDIT: MEGA

Might 16, 2022: REI Co-op has made two additions to its senior management workforce. Sylvia Wilks will be part of the corporate on Might 23 as its first-ever SVP, chief provide chain officer. REI mentioned Wilks might be chargeable for the strategic management of its evolving world worth chain and can associate with firm leaders to develop its provide chain community of the longer term. Wilks joins REI from TireHub, and he or she has additionally had stints at Kimberly-Clark and Starbucks Company. Additionally, Minnie Alexander will be part of REI as its VP, common counsel and company secretary on Might 31. REI mentioned Alexander will oversee the administration, growth and operations of its authorized division and function the company secretary. Moreover, within the company secretary position, REI mentioned Alexander will function a key advisor to its board of administrators. Alexander joins REI from The Walt Disney Firm, and he or she has additionally had stints at Campbell Soup Firm and regulation agency Dorsey & Whitney.


REI Co-op Sylvia Wilks Minnie Alexander

New REI Co-op execs Sylvia Wilks (L) and Minnie Alexander.

CREDIT: Courtesy of REI Co-op

Might 16, 2022: Corneliani is collaborating with British designer Paul Surridge, who has been tasked with serving to the storied firm’s relaunch and repositioning, FN sister publication WWD reported. His first designs will bow for the spring 2023 Circle assortment to be introduced throughout Milan Males’s Trend Week in June on the Corneliani showroom. The Circle assortment was launched with the spring 2020 season, reinforcing the model’s dedication to a extra sustainable mannequin and its growing concentrating on of the brand new era of environmentally aware customers. “Paul is a gifted, forward-thinking and skilled dressmaker with a passionate soul and a unprecedented background,” mentioned Corneliani CEO Giorgio Brandazza. “This collaboration is a part of a worldwide relaunch mission for the corporate that began in 2022 and that’s exhibiting very encouraging progress outcomes, far above expectations.” Surridge left his position as artistic director of Roberto Cavalli in 2019, after a two-year stint on the model. A graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins, Surridge was beforehand artistic guide at Pimples Studios in Stockholm, with duty for coordination of the menswear collections. Earlier than that, he was artistic director of Z Zegna from 2011 to 2014. Earlier, Surridge was design director of males’s at Jil Sander, reporting to then-creative director Raf Simons. He honed his expertise at Calvin Klein and Burberry, working with Christopher Bailey from 2003 to 2007.


Paul Surridge, CORNELIANI

Paul Surridge

CREDIT: TONI THORIMBERT COURTESY OF CORNELIANI

Might 13, 2022: Belk has introduced that president Don Hendricks has been appointed interim CEO, efficient Monday, Might 16. Hendricks replaces Nir Patel, who has solely held the highest spot since July. In response to the North Carolina-based retailer, Patel, who joined the corporate in 2016, is leaving to pursue different pursuits. Hendricks additionally joined Belk in 2016 because the chief working officer (COO) earlier than including shops to his duties in 2019 and being named president in 2020. Previous to becoming a member of Belk, Hendricks held positions at Gymboree, Sizzling Matter and Torrid, together with chief data officer and COO. As president and COO, Hendricks was instrumental in main Belk by means of the continued unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic and spearheaded the corporate’s initiatives to boost its omnichannel capabilities, the corporate mentioned in a press release. “I’m grateful for the chance to guide the gifted workforce at Belk,” Hendricks mentioned. “I’m happy with our continued work to advance the enterprise in quite a few methods, whereas nonetheless preserving the wellbeing of our prospects, associates and communities as a high precedence.”

Might 11, 2022: Puma SE has appointed Héloïse Temple-Boyer because the chair of its supervisory board. Temple-Boyer, a board member since 2019, succeeds Jean-François Palus who resigned from the position. “It’s an honor for me to succeed Jean-François Palus within the accountable place of chair of the supervisory board,” mentioned Temple-Boyer in a press release. “Additionally it is resulting from him that Puma is properly positioned and properly ready for the challenges of the longer term. For this, he deserves our thanks on behalf of your complete supervisory board.”

Might 11, 2022: JCPenney has tapped John Aylward as its new chief advertising and marketing officer, efficient June 6. Aylward assumes the position as the corporate focuses on strengthening loyalty amongst its 50 million customers and transforms the way it connects with prospects. Aylward will assist advance the corporate’s omnichannel technique to ship a contemporary, seamless expertise throughout shops and digital. He’ll lead the advertising and marketing technique, artistic, visible merchandising and retailer design, and buyer engagement groups. Aylward joins the corporate from CARE, the worldwide nonprofit devoted to ending poverty, the place he served as CMO for 5 years. He has been a marketer within the U.S. and internationally for main manufacturers together with HSN, DSW, Starbucks and Hole. “John will assist fulfill our potential at this pivotal second when JCPenney stands alone as a one-stop retailer,” CEO Marc Rosen mentioned in a press release. “Moreover, John’s ardour for purpose-driven work might be an necessary asset as we proceed to supply choices that promote inclusivity and have fun the range of our prospects.”

Might 6, 2022: After greater than 30 years at Macy’s, longtime government Durand Guion is stepping down as VP of the shop’s trend workplace. He’ll be part of Truthful Harbor, a rising sustainable swimwear model, within the newly created position of SVP and inventive director. In response to a report from FN’s sister publication WWD, he’ll work carefully with cofounders and siblings Caroline and Jake Danehy as they work to construct Truthful Harbor right into a full way of life model by including a wide range of classes, opening retail shops, and increasing its wholesale presence. Guion confirmed the transfer on Instagram on Friday. Guion joined Macy’s in 1990 as a gross sales supervisor of trend equipment within the Union Sq. flagship in San Francisco. He was promoted to affiliate purchaser of males’s equipment two years later and spent 14 years as VP and trend director of males’s and youngsters’s, working carefully with Jeff Gennette, who had been GMM of menswear for the San Francisco-based division, and who’s now chairman and CEO of Macy’s. Guion relocated to New York and was named head of the style workplace, overseeing each males’s and ladies’s, in 2018.


Fair Harbor founders Jake and Caroline Danehy with Durand Guion

Truthful Harbor founders Jake and Caroline Danehy with Durand Guion (proper).

CREDIT: Truthful Harbor

Might 3, 2022: Eddie Bauer has tapped designer Christopher Bevans as its new artistic director. In his new position, Bevans will deliver his expertise in sportswear and textiles to affect the general line of merchandise that steadiness technical innovation and present traits, the model mentioned in a press release. Bevans, a member of the CFDA, has been acknowledged for his work with Dyne by incomes the 2017 Woolmark Innovation Prize and being named a 2017 CFDA/Vogue Trend Fund finalist. He additionally serves as senior artistic lead at Shopify the place he works carefully with rising trend trade entrepreneurs. Bevans started his profession in New York Metropolis, apprenticing at a neighborhood tailoring home of which he turned the proprietor on the age of 19. His roots as an knowledgeable tailor developed right into a ardour that carried him to positions with high manufacturers akin to Billionaire Boys Membership, Head, Sean John, Yeezy, Smithsonian, New York Cosmos and the MacArthur Basis. From 2003 to 2007, he was design director of Nike’s Blue Ribbon Sports activities Division, and was instrumental in initiating Roger Federer’s now-famous “RF” brand. In 2013, he was named a Massachusetts Institute of Expertise Media Lab Director’s Fellow.


Christopher Bevans, Eddie Bauer

Christopher Bevans

CREDIT: Eddie Bauer

Might 3, 2022: The American Attire & Footwear Affiliation (AAFA) has promoted 11-year trade veteran Corinne Suder to guide its occasions and programming division as VP, efficient June 13. Suder brings alongside 25 years of affiliation assembly planning expertise to the position as she advances from senior director at AAFA. She’s going to preside over a portfolio of a number of dozen annual occasions and webinars. The division will proceed to speed up priorities and have interaction members by means of collaborative conferences, webinars, and a hybrid calendar of digital and in-person content material, the AAFA mentioned in a press release. Suder takes over from Susan Lapetina, who departed the group after 23 years of service. Her final day as SVP with the affiliation might be June 10. “We’re deeply indebted to Susan’s imaginative and prescient and dedication in establishing the affiliation’s world-renowned training programming and particular occasions portfolios. Her outsized contributions are cherished,” mentioned AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar. “Corinne will keep it up this legacy with an equally insatiable urge for food to serve members, and imaginative and prescient to guide AAFA programming ahead, and an enthusiasm that’s unmatched.”


Corinne Suder, AAFA

Corinne Suder

CREDIT: Courtesy of AAFA

Might 3, 2022: Carhartt has named Kerry Middlemas as VP of enterprise planning. Middlemas joined Carhartt on April 11 and experiences on to Linda Hubbard, Carhartt’s president and chief working officer. Middlemas is chargeable for delivering demand plans and stock methods throughout the worldwide merchandise assortment and enterprise unit segments. She’s going to lead three departments: demand planning (oblique & direct), merchandise & stock planning, and planning operations. Middlemas will work carefully with key cross-functional enterprise companions to outline and execute short-and long-term operational and strategic targets. Most lately, Middlemas served as VP of forecasting and planning at Tupperware Manufacturers. Previous to that, she spent 17 years in management roles at VF Company, working with The North Face and Nautica, amongst others.


Kerry Middlemas, Carhartt

Kerry Middlemas joins Carhartt as VP of enterprise planning.

CREDIT: Carhartt

Might 2, 2022: Off-White has its new inventive chief. Dazed editor-in-chief Ibrahim Kamara is becoming a member of the label based by the late Virgil Abloh as its new artwork & picture director. In response to Off-White, Kamara will oversee the inventive route of the model and can additional develop his affect and perception on the model’s collections, picture, and content material. “Having Ibrahim on board, who has been a part of the Off-White household for years styling our reveals, to supervise artwork and inventive of the model on this subsequent chapter is a good honor,” Andrea Grilli, Off-White CEO mentioned in a press release. “Together with his expertise and imaginative and prescient, we look ahead to taking up the following chapter of Off-White collectively, all the time remembering the groundbreaking creativity and values that Virgil had at coronary heart and which can be the core of our model.” Earlier than taking the highest job at Dazed, Kamara produced editorials for the likes of i-D, System, Vogue Italia and One other journal. Final 12 months, Kamara was honored with the Isabella Blow Award for Trend Creator on the British Trend Council’s Trend Awards.


Ibrahim Kamara, Off White

Ibrahim Kamara

CREDIT: Courtesy of Off-White

Might 2, 2022: PF Flyers has tapped Lisa Lewis as its new chief advertising and marketing officer. Lewis might be chargeable for relaunching the model and establishing its place within the sneaker and way of life market. Previous to her most up-to-date position because the chief advertising and marketing officer at Piaggio Quick Ahead, Lewis spent seven years at Sonos Inc. the place she was ultimately appointed as the worldwide head of product collaborations. Her resume additionally contains appearing as model supervisor at Converse for the Chuck Taylor model; serving as head of way of life and music advertising and marketing at Puma; and holding the position of VP of selling for Keds, the place she was a part of an all-women management workforce. Acquired by Kassia Davis in 2021, PF Flyers was beforehand owned and manufactured by New Steadiness. Based in 1937 by B.F. Goodrich, PF Flyers has been declared one of many authentic American sneaker manufacturers.


Lisa Lewis, CMO, PF Flyers

PF Flyers names Lisa Lewis chief advertising and marketing officer.

CREDIT: Courtesy of PF Flyers

Might 2, 2022: Dickies has appointed Sarah Crockett as the corporate’s new world chief advertising and marketing officer. She’s going to report back to Dickies’ world model president, Denny Bruce, and serve on the Dickies government management workforce. Crockett joins from Backcountry the place she served as chief advertising and marketing officer overseeing advertising and marketing efforts for the out of doors retail firm’s North American portfolio of manufacturers. Previous to Backcountry, Crockett served as chief advertising and marketing officer for Burton Snowboards. Crockett has additionally held senior advertising and marketing roles at REI and Vans, a model additionally owned by VF Corp. “As we proceed to give attention to world progress, I do know Sarah’s experience will assist speed up our enterprise by means of a digital-first mindset as we glance to deepen {our relationships} with client communities globally,” Bruce mentioned in a press release. Crockett joins at an thrilling time for Dickies, with the model celebrating its a centesimal anniversary this 12 months. The model is reaffirming its dedication to its workwear roots, marking its adoption into the life-style market, and trying to form the way forward for the following 100 years.


Sarah Crockett, Dickies

Dickies names Sarah Crockett chief advertising and marketing officer.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Dickies

April 27, 2022: Walmart has tapped Kourtney Barrett as its director of office mobility, a newly created position that may give attention to supporting staff, guests and the neighborhood within the office. In response to her LinkedIn profile, Barrett beforehand co-founded Ladies of OZ NWA, a girls’s mountain biking group. In a LinkedIn put up asserting her new position, Barrett mentioned she is “excited to serve my neighborhood on this new and transformative position.”

April 27, 2022: Tapestry, Inc. has employed David L. Casey as its new chief inclusion and social impression officer, efficient Might 16. In response to Tapestry, this newly created place will assist the corporate construct an inclusive tradition and “create an organization that really displays the range of its prospects, its staff, and the communities it serves.” In his position, Casey could have duty for persevering with to form and ship Tapestry’s Fairness, Inclusion and Range technique and can oversee Tapestry’s social impression efforts by means of advocacy, philanthropy, and volunteerism. He’ll report collectively to Joanne Crevoiserat, Tapestry’s CEO, and Sarah Dunn, the corporate’s world human assets officer. Casey joins Tapestry from CVS Well being, the place most lately served as SVP of workforce methods and chief variety officer. He additionally served because the president of the CVS Well being Worker Reduction Fund, a public charity. Beforehand, Casey served because the VP of office tradition and chief variety officer at Anthem.


David Casey, Tapestry

David Casey

CREDIT: Courtesy of Tapestry

April 26, 2022: Darn Robust Vermont, the efficiency out of doors and way of life sock maker, has promoted Angelica Taylor to chief working officer. Taylor beforehand served as the corporate’s VP of finance. In her new position, Taylor will oversee and implement methods throughout finance, IT, and enterprise operations for the sock firm. “With the ability to lead and work alongside such a passionate workforce proper right here in Vermont has made my total expertise with Darn Robust really feel like residence,” Taylor mentioned.


Darn Tough Vermont Angelica Taylor to Chief Operating Officer

Angelica Taylor has been promoted to COO at Darn Robust Vermont

CREDIT: Darn Robust Vermont

April 25, 2022: Ortholite has tapped Kristin Kohler Burrows as chief model officer. Within the newly created position for OrthoLite and Cirql — the model’s first EVA plastics-free, recyclable, biodegradable and industrially compostable foam — Burrows will lead the corporate’s company model id technique. She joins OrthoLite from footwear manufacturers together with Converse, Keds, Adidas, Fila and G.H. Bass, and most lately as a administration guide within the Shopper and Retail Group at Alvarez & Marsal.

April 25, 2022: Brunt Workwear has named Kevin Eskridge as the corporate’s president. On this position, Eskridge will oversee the corporate’s product growth, merchandising, sourcing, and world retail growth as Brunt accelerates its fast progress within the fashionable workwear class. Bringing greater than 20 years of trade expertise, Eskridge most lately served because the chief product officer at Below Armour the place he spent greater than a decade driving the corporate’s product innovation, channel technique, and worldwide progress. Eskridge started his profession at Hole Inc., and likewise was a VP at Armani Trade.

April 21, 2022: Sportswear trade veteran Romano Cinelli has joined The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) as VP and GM of the EuropeCenter East and Africa (EMEA) territories. Beforehand, the manager was VP and GM of Converse EMEA, after spending almost a decade at Nike, the place he was GM of Southern Europe Sportswear. At TAF, Cinelli will oversee all day by day enterprise issues, together with advertising and marketing, merchandising, retail operations and model associate administration. Moreover, he’ll develop and implement methods to develop TAF’s retailer portfolio and e-commerce enterprise, and determine alternatives in rising markets.


Romano Cinelli The Athlete's Foot

Romano Cinelli, VP and GM of EMEA for The Athlete’s Foot.

CREDIT: Courtesy of The Athlete’s Foot

April 20, 2022: Zappos.com has named its first chief advertising and marketing officer within the firm’s 23-year historical past. Ginny McCormick joined the e-commerce big this week and brings intensive advertising and marketing expertise within the toy trade. In response to her LinkedIn profile, she most lately was advertising and marketing director of Worldwide Entry Level at Amazon, however beforehand held management positions at Hasbro and Mattel. In her new position, Zappos mentioned McCormick is tasked with “serving to us ship WOW to prospects by means of growing enjoyable and interesting storytelling experiences, and by creating vitality in our groups by igniting a tradition of ardour, collaboration and experimentation.”


Zappos Ginny McCormick

Ginny McCormick

CREDIT: Courtesy of Zappos

April 19, 2022: Centric Manufacturers has tapped Marc Compagnon as its new president of Centric Manufacturers Asia. Compagnon might be primarily based in Hong Kong and can report on to the CEO of Centric Manufacturers, Jason Rabin. In response to Centric Manufacturers, Compagnon will oversee its sourcing transformation, driving alternatives to infuse digital components into the group’s sourcing technique with a give attention to high quality, velocity and effectivity. Compagnon joins Centric Manufacturers with intensive sourcing expertise having spent greater than 20 years at Li & Fung in varied government and advisory roles. Previous to Li & Fung, he was a associate and chief merchandising officer of Colby Worldwide Restricted. Compagnon’s addition highlights the power of Centric’s government management workforce which lately added long-time trade government Tami Fersko as chief operations & provide chain officer.

April 13, 2022: Karen Katz, former president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group (NMG), has been elected to the board of Intermix, bringing the whole to 6 board members. As CEO of NMG, Katz led the corporate by means of its digital transformation. Amongst her accomplishments have been leveraging Neiman Marcus’ brick-and-mortar presence to launch its omnichannel technique, integrating prospects’ on-line and in-store experiences by means of expertise and personalization. After eight years as CEO and 33 years with the corporate in varied posts, she retired in 2018. Katz serves on three firm boards: Below Armour, The RealReal and Humana Healthcare. She additionally spends time as a board member on privately held client firm boards and is an advisor to a number of startups within the expertise, service and product areas. She can be the chairman of the board of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.


Karen Katz, Intermix

CREDIT: Courtesy of Intermix

April 12, 2022: Walmart Inc. has tapped John Rainey as its new EVP and CFO. Rainey will assume the duties on June 6. Rainey joins Walmart from PayPal the place he at present serves as the corporate’s CFO and EVP of world buyer operations. Previous to PayPal, Rainey was EVP and CFO at United Airways, and spent a mixed 18 years between United and Continental Airways. He started his skilled profession at Ernst & Younger LLP.This information comes after the corporate beforehand introduced that Brett Biggs, who at present serves as CFO, could be leaving to start a brand new chapter of alternatives in each the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Biggs will assist the transition to Rainey over the approaching months, remaining within the CFO position till June 6, after which function an advisor till he leaves the corporate on Jan. 31, 2023. As a part of the transition, he can even proceed representing the corporate as a board member on Walmart’s FinTech startup three way partnership with Ribbit Capital.


John Rainey, Walmart

John Rainey will be part of Walmart as its new EVP and CFO in June.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Walmart

April 12, 2022: Informa Markets Trend has employed retail veteran Brian Nyilas as visitor merchandiser for its suite of Venture occasions, a brand new position for the commerce present organizer. In response to Informa, Nyilas will assist strengthen Venture’s method to merchandising, bringing a brand new perspective that may higher facilitate discovery alternatives for manufacturers. Nyilas brings a mixed 22 years’ value of expertise in conventional and experiential merchandising, having spent 11 years at Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal, with positions of senior males’s purchaser, e-commerce director, and VP of merchandising and enterprise growth. Nyilas left the retailer in November to pursue a males’s shopping for and merchandising guide position for Revolve and FRWD. Previous to Fred Segal, Nyilas was the director of wholesale at WP Lavori in Corso and gross sales director at BPMW Company and Capsule tradeshow.


Brian Nyilas

CREDIT: Courtesy of Informa Markets Trend

April 8, 2022: Brooks has named the two-time US Olympian Des Linden as its new chief working advisor. On this position, Linden will assist the working model conceive and create new merchandise and expertise and can have interaction runners as a model ambassador.

April 7, 2022: Carhartt has promoted Katrina Agusti to chief data officer. Agusti formally assumed the place on March 28, following the departure of John Hill who beforehand held the position. She’s going to report back to on to Linda Hubbard, Carhartt’s president and chief working officer. Agusti might be chargeable for offering steerage and strategic imaginative and prescient for data expertise and digital efforts, Carhartt mentioned in a press release. Agusti joined Carhartt in 2003 and has held varied place of accelerating duty most lately serving as VP of options supply for the corporate. On this place, she oversaw the event of the data expertise (IT) roadmap to allow Carhartt’s company methods. “We’ve skilled important progress the previous couple of years at Carhartt, and our IT infrastructure and digital transformation is an more and more necessary a part of our client expertise,” mentioned Hubbard. “Katrina has been an integral a part of the Carhartt workforce for almost 20 years and I’m assured that she is going to deliver worthwhile management and technical experience, to this position.”


Katrina Agusti, Carhartt Chief Information Officer

Katrina Agusti

CREDIT: Carhartt

April 6, 2022: Marquee Manufacturers is increasing its senior management workforce. The model administration firm, which owns such manufacturers as Bruno Magli and Ben Sherman, has appointed Heath Golden as chief business and technique officer. Golden will oversee the style way of life, motherhood, and Marquee Manufacturers Join divisions, a newly created place devised to optimize and speed up enterprise progress alternatives. Golden joins Marquee Manufacturers from Randa Attire & Equipment (RAA), the place he served as EVP and Chief Monetary & Technique Officer. Throughout his tenure at Randa, Golden drove enterprise progress by means of a number of profitable initiatives. He additionally held roles as EVP and chief technique officer of RAA and president of Randa Digital Labs on the firm. Earlier than Randa, Golden held government positions at intimates firm Bendon Group, Hampshire Group. He additionally created Scott James, a recent menswear model carried by Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and two retail shops. Early in his profession, Golden was a company securities lawyer at main regulation companies, together with Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Mintz Levin.


Heath Golden

Heath Golden joins Marquee Manufacturers as chief business and technique officer

CREDIT: Courtesy of Marquee Manufacturers

April 5, 2022: Skechers USA has added Yolanda Macias to its board of administrators. The appointment brings the whole variety of administrators to eight, together with 5 impartial members, three of whom are girls appointed over the past three years. Macias has been at Cinedigm Leisure Group since 2013, at present serving because the chief content material officer the place she oversees world content material acquisitions, along with digital and bodily gross sales and advertising and marketing. Previous to Cinedigm, Macias held varied positions at Gaiam Inc., Vivendi Leisure, which was a division of Common Music Group, DirecTV, Inc., Technicolor and The Walt Disney Firm. Macias can be at present serves on the board of administrators and the manager committee of C5LA, a non-profit group that helps under-resourced youth to enroll and to achieve school. She additionally serves on the advisory board for The Digital Leisure Group’s Canon Membership, which is devoted to supporting girls in leisure and expertise.


Yolanda Macias, Skechers

Yolanda Macias joins the board of administrators at Skechers.

CREDIT: DAWN BOWERY

April 4, 2022: Saks has tapped Cara Chacon as its first SVP of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Chacon beforehand served for ten years because the VP of social and environmental duty at Patagonia, Inc. till February 2021. “Bolstering our ESG efforts will allow us to make an much more optimistic impression on our trade and communities,” mentioned Saks CEO Marc Metrick. “We’re dedicated to growing a cohesive, considerate method to strengthening our environmental, social and governance efforts throughout all features of our enterprise.”

April 4, 2022: Nester Hosiery, the North Carolina-based sock producer and guardian firm of Farm to Toes, introduced at the moment that it has promoted Donna Anderson to VP of finance. Anderson has held the controller place at Nester Hosiery since becoming a member of the corporate in 2016, and previous to Nester Hosiery, she spent greater than 25 years at sock producer Renfro Company.

March 30, 2022: Macy’s, Inc. has named Marie Chandoha, former president and CEO of Charles Schwab Funding Administration, and Jill Granoff, managing associate of Eurazeo and CEO of Eurazeo’s Manufacturers division, to its board of administrators, efficient April 1. Chandoha brings greater than 35 years in monetary providers and funding administration areas. Most lately, she led Charles Schwab Funding Administration’s product and digital transformation, constructing a high-performing group and doubling the agency’s belongings underneath administration. Earlier in her distinguished profession, Chandoha served in government roles at main world monetary establishments together with BlackRock, Barclays, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Credit score Suisse. Granoff brings 30 years of deep management expertise constructing and rising consumer-driven firms with experience as a strategist and model builder within the retail, magnificence, and trend industries. In her roles at Eurazeo, she is chargeable for main funding actions and overseeing the efficiency of the agency’s Manufacturers portfolio globally. Granoff has additionally served in government roles throughout retail at main firms together with Vince, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Victoria’s Secret and Estée Lauder. With the addition of Chandoha and Granoff, the Macy’s, Inc. board will comprise 14 members.

March 29, 2022: Footwear elements firm OrthoLite continues to construct its operations in Europe. Right this moment the corporate introduced Marisa Costa has been appointed as gross sales supervisor for Portugal. She most lately was an account supervisor and product developer at Selco Footwear in Porto. “Marisa resides in proximity to Porto, the place a lot of the footwear manufacturing is completed in Portugal, and he or she has glorious relationships with the highest footwear manufacturers and manufacturing facility teams all through the area,” CB Tuite, OrthoLite’s chief gross sales officer, mentioned in a press release. “Her place will assist strengthen our model partnerships and develop our enterprise inside this area, particularly our OrthoLite facility in Spain.” The corporate lately expanded its insole manufacturing facility in Albacete, Spain, to higher serve the manufacturing wants of its European companions.

March 28, 2022: Vans has named Ian Ginoza to the position of VP, Advisor Artistic Director Pinnacle, efficient April 4. The trade vet might be tasked with rising collaboration and partnership alternatives with innovators and designers, based on Vans, in addition to contribute to the creation of brand name experiences with artistic communities on a worldwide scale. Previous to Vans, Ginoza co-founded boutiques Saint Alfred and Kicks/Hello in Chicago and Honolulu, respectively, the place he additionally served as artistic director for each shops. 


Ian Ginoza Vans VP Advisor Creative Director Pinnacle

Ian Ginoza, Vans VP, Advisor Artistic Director Pinnacle.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Vans

March 28, 2022: Burberry tapped Geoffrey Williams as its VP and world head of variety and inclusion. He beforehand served in variety and inclusion roles at Thomson Reuters and Dr. Martens.

March 28, 2022: Categorical has tapped Jason Judd as the corporate’s SVP and CFO, efficient April 4. Judd will report on to CEO Tim Baxter. Judd joins Categorical from Huge Tons the place he served as SVP, company finance and treasurer since October 2019 with duty for FP&A, treasury, threat administration, and investor relations. Beforehand, he was CFO of Justice at Ascena Retail Group and held management roles at L Manufacturers.  “I’m happy to welcome Jason to Categorical, Inc. He’s a seasoned, properly rounded and achieved monetary government with a confirmed monitor report of delivering outcomes,” mentioned Baxter in a press release. “His expertise throughout industries and firms, mixed together with his ardour for retail makes him a terrific complement to our extraordinary management workforce, and I look ahead to his contributions to our Expressway Ahead technique.”

March 24, 2022: Crocs has introduced a number of government appointments as the corporate appears to be like to combine and develop its new Hey Dude enterprise. Shannon Sisler has been promoted to EVP and chief individuals officer. Sisler has been with the corporate since 2017 and in her new position will assist each the Crocs and Hey Dude workforces globally. Dan Marques has been promoted to SVP of world digital commerce. Along with main the digital business workforce for Crocs, Marques will now develop his duties to incorporate Hey Dude. And Frank Smigelski has been promoted to SVP of distribution and logistics. Smigelski joined Crocs final 12 months and has helped the agency navigate its provide chain amid unprecedented volatility. He’ll now apply his experience to the Hey Dude operations as properly.

March 21, 2022: Capri Holdings has named Emmanuel Gintzburger as the brand new CEO of Versace, efficient Sept. 12. Gintzburger will report back to John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of Capri Holdings. Gintzburger joins Versace from Alexander McQueen, the place he served as CEO since Might 2016. Previous to becoming a member of Alexander McQueen, Gintzburger was worldwide retail and wholesale director for Saint Laurent from 2011 to 2016, having joined the Parisian trend home in 2009 because the Europe retail director. From 2007 to 2009, he served as worldwide retail director at Lanvin, and previous to that he held regional retail and advertising and marketing management roles at Sephora. Gintzburger additionally spent six years at Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong.

March 21, 2022: Alexander McQueen has a brand new CEO, Gianfilippo Testa. He’ll succeed Emmanuel Gintzburger who’s leaving the group to develop into CEO of Versace. Kering mentioned Monday that Testa will take up his position in Might, and report back to François-Henri Pinault. Testa is an Italian nationwide who started his profession at Tag Heuer in 2002, and went on to carry a variety of roles at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, particularly at Fendi in Italy, Japan and Hong Kong. He joined Kering in 2016 as Gucci president Higher China and since 2019, he has been president of EMEA and vp world retail at Gucci. Kering mentioned Testa’s mission at McQueen might be to “speed up the growth of the British luxurious home to faucet its full potential.”

March 21, 2022: Foot Locker has tapped Samantha Lomow as president of world manufacturers, a brand new position for the retailer. Lomow joins the New York-based athletic retailer from Hasbro, the place she most lately served as president of branded leisure. She brings over 25 years of expertise throughout client merchandise, leisure, and licensing, Foot Locker mentioned in an announcement on Monday. Lomow will report on to Frank Bracken, EVP and COO, and can oversee Foot Locker’s world model portfolio and working divisions throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC. The retailer mentioned Lomow will work carefully as a part of the manager workforce to advance Foot Locker’s long-term methods to place the corporate for continued innovation, progress, and profitability.


Samantha Lomow, Foot Locker

Foot Locker has tapped Samantha Lomow as president of world manufacturers.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Foot Locker

March 21, 2022: Merrell has tapped an trade vet to fill its chief service provider officer position. The corporate introduced at the moment that it has employed Sumi Scott as its chief service provider officer, a 20-year veteran within the out of doors and way of life markets with stints at The North Face and Canada Goose. Scott will report on to Chris Hufnagel, Merrell world model president. Within the position, Scott might be tasked with main its the evolution of its world progress methods and establishing its roadmap to future class progress. Additionally, Merrell mentioned Scott might be chargeable for overseeing the transformation of Merrell’s attire and equipment enterprise and main merchandising for its direct-to-consumer operations. Previous to Merrell, Scott held product and merchandising management positions with main gamers within the out of doors and way of life areas, together with spending 14-plus years at The North Face in a number of roles and almost two years at Canada Goose as its VP of merchandising.


Sumi Scott Merrell chief merchant officer

Sumi Scott, Merrell chief service provider officer.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Merrell

March 17, 2022: In a shock transfer, Kevin Bailey has returned to the helm of Vans as world model president. The manager, who has held a collection of management roles at Vans guardian VF Corp. in recent times, was president of the model from 2009 to 2016. He most lately served as VF’s President, Asia-Pacific Area and Rising Manufacturers. “Kevin brings a deep stage of information and understanding of the Vans model, its client, and the worldwide enterprise to this position,” mentioned VF chairman and CEO Steve  Rendle, to whom he’ll proceed to report.“He’ll work carefully with the management workforce and our enterprise features as we give attention to re-energizing the model’s world progress.” Rendle takes the reins from Doug Palladini, who’s exiting the corporate.


Kevin Bailey global brand president Vans

Kevin Bailey, world model president of Vans.

CREDIT: Courtesy of VF Corp.

March 17, 2022: Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has appointed Katie Anderson to EVP and CFO, starting April 4. On this position, she is going to be part of the group management workforce and report back to Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. Anderson joins the corporate with a robust tenure of main monetary technique and reporting at notable non-public and public firms. She previously served as CFO at Guess?, Inc. Previous to this, Anderson served as CFO of California Pizza Kitchen and Sprinkles. Anderson began her profession in funding banking at Citigroup, Inc. after which Moelis & Firm. NMG mentioned that Anderson will drive all monetary features for the corporate in addition to threat administration, actual property, provide chain, and monitor progress in direction of the posh retailer’s progress execution and technique. Her appointment comes at a pivotal time for the corporate because it continues to put money into digital first, shops, information, expertise, and provide chain. NMG’s interim CFO Mark Weinsten will transition from his position with the corporate following Anderson’s appointment.


Katie Anderson Neiman Marcus Group CFO

Katie Anderson

CREDIT: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus Group

March 17, 2022: Canada Goose has appointed Belinda Wong to its board of administrators. Wong at present serves as chairman of Starbucks China and EVP of Starbucks. She has over 20 years of deep discipline information and management in China and the Asia Pacific area. In her present position at Starbucks, she is targeted on delivering the model’s progress in one among its largest and quickest rising worldwide markets.Previous to turning into chairman of Starbucks China, Belinda had a 10-year tenure as CEO of Starbucks China.

March 16, 2022: Tailor-made Manufacturers has introduced that board members Bob Hull and Peter Sachse will proceed as co-CEOs transferring ahead to supply continuity to the group because it continues to progress its strategic plan. Hull and Sachse have been each appointed as interim co-CEOs and joined the corporate’s board on March 16, 2021. Since that point, they’ve solidified a robust and united management workforce, refocused key departments and led the corporate to outperform its income and revenue targets for every quarter. Along side this resolution, John Tighe might be promoted to president of Tailor-made Manufacturers. On this new position, Tighe will proceed to have end-to-end accountability for merchandising, advertising and marketing, e-commerce, rental, planning and allocation throughout the Males’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Financial institution and Moores banners and can now oversee product growth, design, world sourcing in addition to the Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Company.

March 16, 2022: Guess? has introduced that Dennis Secor has been appointed interim CFO for the model, efficient April 1. Secor, a seasoned monetary government with important expertise within the attire trade, beforehand served as Guess? CFO from 2006 to 2012 and succeeds Katie Anderson, who’s stepping all the way down to pursue one other alternative at a privately-held firm as CFO. Below the phrases of the corporate’s settlement with Mr. Secor, he’ll stay at Guess? by means of March 2023 to assist the corporate whereas the seek for a everlasting CFO is performed and to assist present an orderly transition. The corporate plans to provoke a complete seek for a everlasting CFO, with the help of an government search agency.

March 15, 2022: Okay-Swiss has employed Anna Amador as its new VP of selling and Kristina Barclay as its new director of e-commerce. Amador brings a wealth of selling expertise to Okay-Swiss with a number of years at manufacturers akin to Skechers, Adidas and Nike. Coupled with 5 years at Skechers as director of product advertising and marketing, she then rapidly progressed to VP of Skechers efficiency. Barclay might be chargeable for overseeing and managing the Okay-Swiss and Palladium model websites. Her love of trend and intensive retail background led her to AG Adriano Goldschmied after which most lately to her position as e-commerce operations director at Paige. “I’m so excited to affix a heritage model with a robust imaginative and prescient and plan for continued success,” mentioned Barclay. “I really feel privileged to be a part of this gifted workforce and lead our e-commerce enterprise for each Okay-Swiss and Palladium right here within the U.S.”


Vice President of Marketing, Anna Amador (left) and Director of E-Commerce, Kristina Barclay (right)

VP of selling, Anna Amador (left) and director of e-commerce, Kristina Barclay (proper)

CREDIT: Okay-Swiss World Manufacturers

March 15, 2022: Peter Simons is taking a step again from his duties as president and CEO of Canadian division retailer La Maison Simons. As he appears to be like to evolve the construction of this fifth-generation household enterprise, Simons has appointed Bernard Leblanc as the brand new president and CEO. Mr. Simons will develop into the chief service provider and proceed to sit down on the household council and advisory board. “We’ve all the time made choices that put one of the best pursuits of the corporate first and at the moment’s announcement completely aligns with that philosophy,” mentioned Mr. Simons in a press release. “Bernard splendidly embodies the values of service that we’re recognized for. Because of our staff’ dedication and the loyalty of our prospects, Simons possesses all of the attributes and expertise essential to proceed its growth and perform its strategic imaginative and prescient.” Leblanc most lately held the title of EVP and head of company operations on the retailer, which has 15 shops throughout Canada.


Peter Simons names Bernard Leblanc president and chief executive officer (CNW Group/La Maison Simons)

Peter Simons (Proper) names Bernard Leblanc (Left) president and CEO of La Maison Simons

CREDIT: La Maison Simons

March 14, 2022: Terry Boyle has been named the president and CEO of Zulily, the place he’ll report back to Qurate Retail Inc. president and CEO David Rawlinson and work on executing methods for attaining enterprise targets. Boyle beforehand labored at Nordstrom, the place he served as president of Nordstromrack.com and as president of Trunk Membership, a full-priced private styling service supplied by Nordstrom. He additionally based, Behold, a girls’s trend start-up.

March 14, 2022: Genesco Inc. introduced a number of government promotions in its Licensed Manufacturers division. Liz Corridor has been named VP and GM of Dockers and G.H. Bass & Co. and is chargeable for technique, model growth, gross sales and profitability for its wholesale operations. Corridor joined Genesco in 2015 after prior roles with Emu Australia, Jones Attire, Federated and Bon-Ton. In the meantime, Merrick Smith is now VP of operations for the Licensed Manufacturers after beforehand serving as VP of merchandising for the group. In his new position, he’ll proceed to supervise merchandising and buyer care and now assumes duty for warehousing and distribution, together with the Licensed Manufacturers facility in Chapel Hill, Tenn. Additionally, Elif Dunlay has been promoted to VP and inventive director of Levi’s Footwear. She additionally will direct commercialization of the G.H. Bass and Phat Farm manufacturers for off-price distribution channels and be concerned within the launch of the Starter and Etonic manufacturers in full-price wholesale channels.

March 14, 2022: Chris Melton is returning to Inov-8, an organization he labored for from 2011-2014, as its new world class supervisor for cross coaching. Melton, based on Inov-8, might be tasked with main the distribution of sports activities footwear and attire for Central and South America. Earlier than his return, Melton most lately was the pinnacle of North America for Runderwear, and previous to that had a stint at crusing and fishing attire firm Gill Marine. Additionally, from 2015 to 2019, he labored for Vibram and managed its FiveFingers and Furoshiki enterprise in North and South America, in addition to distribution in Australia and Japan.

March 14, 2022Artistic Artists Company has tapped Hilary Krane as its chief authorized officer. Krane beforehand served as VP and common counsel at Nike since 2010, the place she guided company regulation, mergers and acquisitions, model safety and authorities affairs. Krane additionally served as a co-chair of the Nike Basis. Earlier than Nike, she labored at Levi Strauss and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

March 14, 2022: Macy’s has employed Emily Erusha-Hilleque as SVP for its non-public manufacturers. On this position, Erusha-Hilleque will lead the nameplate’s non-public manufacturers design group, together with attire, heart core and residential design groups in addition to drive the non-public manufacturers technique in partnership with Macy’s merchandising and sourcing groups. She’s going to report back to Nata Dvir, chief merchandising officer of Macy’s. Erusha-Hilleque joins Macy’s from Goal Company, the place she most lately served because the design director of ready-to-wear, younger up to date non-public label, design partnerships. In that position she was chargeable for constructing, launching, and rising the Wild Fable non-public label in addition to designer collaborations together with Levi’s, Christopher John Rodgers, Alexis, Rixo, Nili Lotan, Sandy Liang, Victor Glemaud, Rachel Comey, Christian Robinson and Lego.

March 11, 2022: Colin Browne, chief working officer at Below Armour, is passing his duties as chair of the board of administrators on the American Attire & Footwear Affiliation (AAFA) to newly-appointed chair Sarah Clarke, the chief provide chain officer at PVH Corp. The appointment was made this week on the AAFA’s Government Summit in Washington, DC, the place Clarke appeared nearly through Zoom to simply accept the place. Together with Clarke’s appointment, the AAFA added eight new board members and re-elected 12 current members. The brand new members embrace Sally Gilligan of Hole Inc.; Rick Horwitch of Bureau Veritas Shopper Merchandise Companies; David Katz of Randa Attire & Equipment; Tom Lorang of Goal Company; Allison Murphy of TTI World Assets; Melissa Nelson of SanMar; Liz O’Neill of Levi Strauss & Co.; and Lisa Williams of Patagonia, Inc.


Steve Lamar with Colin Browne

AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar with exiting chair Colin Browne.

CREDIT: Courtesy of AAFA

March 9, 2022: Columbia Sportswear Co. has introduced the appointment of Pri Shumate because the chief advertising and marketing officer for the Columbia model, efficient March 14. The corporate mentioned Shumate will report back to Columbia EVP and president Joe Boyle. “Pri is a consumer-obsessed advertising and marketing chief with world expertise in demand creation,” Boyle mentioned in a press release. “I really feel sure that her background and dynamism will assist drive continued progress for the corporate.”


Columbia chief marketing officer Pri Shumate

Columbia chief advertising and marketing officer Pri Shumate.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Columbia Sportswear Co.

March 7, 2022: Footwear trade veteran John Pierce has joined Lâmo as the corporate’s VP of gross sales. On this new position, he’ll handle all gross sales operations and lead the gross sales workforce for the rising model, which recorded report leads to 2021. Pierce has over 30 years of expertise within the shoe enterprise. He most lately was a gross sales government at Eastman Footwear Group and previous to that served as president of Bearpaw for a number of years. “We’re very happy to welcome JP to the Lâmo workforce,” mentioned COO Jerry Breig in a press release. “His willpower and previous successes place him to drive Lâmo’s continued progress to new heights.”


John Pierce Lamo

John Pierce.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Lamo

March 4, 2022: Concept has named Jeffrey Kalinksy as chief service provider and inventive officer, and Rachel DeLaurentis as chief advertising and marketing and digital officer, based on FN sister publication WWD. Each appointments, that are efficient instantly, have been made to amplify the corporate’s digital progress and product methods. In his newly created position, Kalinsky will oversee Concept’s merchandising and product design features. A widely known entrepreneur and merchandiser with greater than 30 years expertise within the trend trade, Kalinsky is greatest often called the founding father of luxurious specialty shops Jeffrey New York, Jeffrey Atlanta, and Jeffrey Palo Alto. Since November, Kalinsky has been a artistic guide to Concept. DeLaurentis’ position at Concept might be to amplify the model’s digital-first advertising and marketing functionality and scale execution for impression. She most lately labored at Fleur du Mal as chief advertising and marketing officer, overseeing the model’s progress. Earlier than that, she was CEO and chief model officer for Awe Impressed, a luxurious high-quality jewellery firm.


Jeffrey Kalinsky

Jeffrey Kalinsky

CREDIT: FN

March 3, 2022: PrimaLoft has named Manish Jain as its new SVP of expertise and growth. Most lately, Jain served as VP of R&D and expertise for Crane Firm Forex Division, main the corporate’s expertise innovation for substrates (foreign money and safety paper) in addition to safety threads, fibers, and micro-optics safety expertise. Beforehand, Jain was the pinnacle of fabric science and course of applied sciences for the Albany Worldwide Corp., Homer, NY extrusion facility, the place he was chargeable for uncooked materials wants, main R&D, high quality, and the brand new product growth group. Jain is changing Vanessa Mason, who’s retiring this 12 months from her place as SVP of engineering. In response to PrimaLoft, Mason will work with Jain within the coming months to make sure a seamless transition. Following her retirement, PrimaLoft plans to work with Mason as a guide on particular initiatives.

March 2, 2022: Qurate Retail Group, which owns QVC and HSN, is shaking up its administration workforce. Mike Fitzharris has been named president of QVC U.S.; Rob Muller has been named president of HSN; and Mary Campbell has been named president of Accelerating Streaming Innovation – a brand new enterprise unit created to speed up Qurate Retail Group’s efforts in streaming and different stay video commerce initiatives. The brand new construction is designed to strengthen model differentiation between QVC and HSN by giving every model workforce direct management over its personal merchandising, planning and programming, model advertising and marketing, broadcast, and e-commerce organizations. The construction will set up clearer strains of accountability and speed up resolution making whereas sustaining the fee efficiencies gained by means of the prior integration of the companies. Qurate Retail Group has additionally launched a seek for a chief working officer, who will report on to Qurate Retail president and CEO David L. Rawlinson II. This new position will lead U.S. achievement heart operations, provide chain, buyer assist, world enterprise providers, procurement, and company actual property and office providers.


Mike Fitzharris QVC

Mike Fitzharris

CREDIT: Courtesy of Qurate Retail Group

March 1, 2022: Government modifications proceed at Zappos.com, because the e-tailer seeks to form its future underneath new management. In response to a letter despatched by the corporate to its model companions on Feb. 28 and obtained by FN, longtime Zappos retailers Jeff Espersen and Mike Normart are not with the corporate, efficient instantly. The letter additional states that Kathy Forstadt will step in as interim merchandising chief as an exterior search is performed for a chief merchandising officer. In an official assertion despatched to FN, the corporate mentioned, “Zappos is dedicated to delivering distinctive customer support, expertise and innovation in all the things we do. To additional that mission, we lately made a number of modifications to our management workforce that may additional elevate the degrees of service, choice and expertise we offer to prospects and model companions.”

Feb. 28, 2022: Hugo Boss has introduced management modifications to its artistic workforce. The corporate, which lately launched new campaigns targeted on its Boss and Hugo model identities, has introduced that chief model officer Ingo Wilts has stepped down from his position. Marco Falcioni, who serves as SVP of artistic route, will handle artistic route for each manufacturers beginning March 1. Falcioni, who joined Hugo Boss in 2015, will report back to CEO Daniel Grieder. Andrea Cannelloni, who beforehand served in different artistic roles within the firm and because the president of Napapijri at VF Corp. till 2020, will rejoin Hugo Boss beginning March 1 in a brand new position as artistic advisor.


Marco Falcioni Hugo Boss

Marco Falcioni, SVP of artistic route at Hugo Boss

CREDIT: Hugo Boss

Feb. 28, 2022: Crocs has introduced new management appointments for its lately acquired Hey Dude model. Pete Gilmore has been appointed because the model’s SVP of provide chain, the place he’ll lead sourcing, planning, enterprise operations and buyer engagement. He most lately served as COO of CCM Hockey and likewise spent 13 years at Below Armour. Katie Wagner, who most lately served as Crocs’ VP of regional gross sales, has been named VP of gross sales for Hey Dude.

Feb. 24, 2022: Seth Levey has joined ThredUp as its first-ever head of public coverage and sustainability. On this position, Levey will lead authorities affairs and coverage initiatives that encourage widespread adoption of round enterprise fashions with an emphasis on attire reuse. He can even oversee the resale platform’s broader Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts. Levey will report back to Alon Rotem, chief authorized officer of ThredUp. Previous to becoming a member of ThredUp, Levey served as director of presidency relations and public affairs at Equinor, the place he was chargeable for the corporate’s U.S. local weather, sustainability, environmental, and innovation coverage growth and advocacy. Previous to that, he held roles on the Edison Electrical Institute, the place he represented investor-owned electrical firms earlier than policymakers, and at Exxon Mobil Company, in company public and authorities affairs. He beforehand suggested U.S. state governors on vitality, financial growth, and worldwide affairs points.


Seth Levey, Head of Public Policy and Sustainability, thredUP

Seth Levey, head of public coverage and sustainability at thredUP

CREDIT: thredUP

Feb. 18, 2022: World retail consulting company Winston Retail has made two new government hires this week. The company – which touts Wolverine, Birkenstock, Walmart, and Foot Locker as a few of its purchasers – has named Christina Gabriel as chief working officer and Michael Donohue as VP of retail. In response to Winston, each positions are newly created senior roles inside their respective company groups, and each have been employed to accommodate the company’s progress and drive much more potential growth. Gabriel might be main the company’s operations workforce comprised of fifty company staff and 2800+ discipline visible merchandiser, whereas Donohue might be supporting the continued growth of Winston’s new consumer roster and ongoing consumer base within the years forward. Winston mentioned its new company construction will enable the corporate to assist bigger initiatives, extra various consumer initiatives and double down on its pop-up experiential division, which has been in nice demand available in the market. Gabriel has beforehand labored throughout luxurious and mid-tier retailers, each in free-standing shops and with wholesale companions in the united statesand globally together with Banana Republic, JCrew, Kiehl’s, and Bulgari. Donohue has spent 13 years at Kohl’s together with his final position being SVP of merchandise & visible presentation for the U.S. and Canada.


Christina Gabriel and Michael Donohue join Winston Retail

Christina Gabriel and Michael Donohue be part of Winston Retail.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Winston Retail

Feb. 11, 2022: City Outfitters has tapped Francis Pierrel as president with duty for the model in North America. Pierrel will report on to Sheila Harrington, world chief government officer of City Outfitters and the Free Folks Group. Pierrel brings a background in omnichannel retailing and wholesale and has a repute for cultivating sturdy collaborative groups, understanding the shopper and rising model fairness. Most lately he served as CEO of Membership Monaco, the place he drove will increase in revenues and profitability. Previous to Membership Monaco, he served as president of shops and e-commerce for Ralph Lauren in North America. Pierrel has additionally held senior roles in wholesale, retail and e-commerce at Lacoste and Diesel throughout the US and Europe. “I’m happy to welcome Francis to our firm and the City Outfitters model,” mentioned Richard A. Hayne, CEO of URBN. “He’s a seasoned omnichannel retail government with deep expertise in managing iconic manufacturers throughout all channels – e-commerce, shops, and wholesale. We consider his sturdy management will vastly profit the City Outfitters model.”

Feb. 10, 2022: Adidas AG’s supervisory board has prolonged the appointed of two members. Roland Auschel, who oversees world gross sales, has been given an extension on the board till 2024. Brian Grevy, who oversees world manufacturers, has had his place prolonged till 2028. “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I’m very happy to announce that we now have prolonged the appointments of each Roland and Brian. Our long-term technique ‘Personal the Sport’ has the buyer at its coronary heart,” mentioned chairman of the board Thomas Rabe. “Each Roland and Brian play key roles in bringing this client focus to life with their respective features.”

Feb. 9, 2022: British footwear model Clarks has tapped Simon Clarke as its new chief data officer. Clarke beforehand served as CIO at Italian luxurious way of life firm La Perla, the place he led the enterprise’ digital transformation, based on his LinkedIn profile. Earlier than La Perla, he served because the group provide chain director at Oxford College Press.

Feb. 9, 2022: PVH Corp. has named Zac Coughlin as EVP and CFO, efficient April 4. On this position, he’ll report back to Stefan Larsson, PVH CEO, and could have duty for all finance features. Coughlin joins PVH from DFS Group Restricted, a subsidiary of LVMH Group, the place he served as Group CFO and chief working officer. Previous to becoming a member of DFS, Coughlin was CFO at Converse, Inc., a division of Nike, Inc., supporting its world enterprise spanning wholesale, retail, and e-commerce. Coughlin began his profession with Ford Motor Firm the place he held a number of world monetary management roles. Whereas there, he labored on the bottom in a lot of worldwide markets in Asia and Europe. In response to PVH, Jim Holmes, the corporate’s present Interim CFO, will proceed in his position as EVP and controller when Coughlin joins the corporate.


PVH Names Zac Coughlin as CFO

Zac Coughlin

CREDIT: Courtesy of PVH

Feb. 2, 2022: Genuine Manufacturers Group (ABG) has tapped Matthew Goldstein as its SVP of leisure and particular initiatives. Within the newly created position, Goldstein will oversee ABG’s branded experiences through its Genuine Stay arm in addition to occasions and content material manufacturing through its Genuine Productions arm. Total, Goldstein will work on establishing partnerships inside ABG’s leisure division, working carefully on endorsements, media, content material and sports activities betting. “Matthew is a seasoned trade chief who brings a wealth of information and strategic mindset to ABG,” mentioned Marc Rosen, ABG’s president of leisure. “His confirmed monitor report in creating high-profile, brand-building partnerships with a few of the trade’s greatest artists is a worthwhile attribute that we consider will assist drive new progress for ABG’s leisure manufacturers and enterprise verticals.”


Matt Goldstein Authentic Brands Group

Matt Goldstein

CREDIT: Zack Lane/MSG Images

Feb. 1, 2022: Want has appointed Vijay Talwar as its new CEO and member of its board of administrators, efficient Feb. 1. The manager joins the e-commerce platform after serving in varied retail and client targeted roles, most lately because the CEO of Foot Locker’s Europe, Center East & Africa (EMEA) enterprise. He additionally beforehand served because the president of Foot Locker Digital. In his new position, Talwar will assist lead Want’s turnaround technique. “I’m keen to use my very own expertise inside the retail and ecommerce area to additional refine our focus and put the enterprise again onto a path of progress. I firmly consider one of the best years for Want are proper forward of us,” Talwar mentioned.

Feb. 1, 2022: Richemont has tapped Dr. Bérangère Ruchat as its first-ever chief sustainability officer. Dr. Ruchat joins from the Firmenich Group, Switzerland, the place she was chief sustainability officer and extra lately, SVP of sustainability. Throughout her 12-year tenure, Dr. Ruchat established distinctive partnerships, drove Firmenich sustainability technique and led the group ESG reporting. Beforehand, she was the director of partnerships at World Alliance for Improved Vitamin (GAIN) from 2004, having led the Companions in Motion Program on the United Nations System Workers Faculty, which she joined in 2000. Dr. Ruchat was acknowledged by the World Enterprise Council for Sustainable Growth Main Ladies Awards for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Growth Targets (UN SDGs) in 2016. She additionally obtained the Head of Sustainability of the 12 months award by Moral Company in 2015.


Dr. Bérangère Ruchat

CREDIT: Courtesy of Richemont

Jan. 31, 2022: Foot Locker has named Robert Higginbotham as its new VP of investor relations. In his new position, efficient Monday, Higginbotham oversees engagement with the footwear retailer’s shareholders, traders and analysts. Earlier than Foot Locker, Higginbotham led client and retail analysis as a client strategist at Guidepoint World, LLC. “Robert brings important monetary and analytical expertise and a deep understanding of the funding course of, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the Foot Locker workforce,” mentioned EVP and CFO Andrew Web page.

Jan. 31, 2022: The Retail Trade Leaders Affiliation (RILA) has tapped Foot Locker, Inc. chairman and CEO Richard “Dick” Johnson as the brand new chair of the Affiliation’s board of administrators. Johnson, who succeeds former chairperson Mary Dillon of Ulta Magnificence, will serve a two-year time period, efficient instantly. “I’m honored to function the brand new chair of RILA’s board of administrators and grateful to the group’s management and dedication to our trade. The retail trade has skilled important change within the final two years and there’s immense alternative as we glance in direction of the longer term. I look ahead to continued collaboration with this group of retail leaders on frequent challenges and progress on points that may remodel the trade,” mentioned Johnson in a press release.


Foot Locker CEO Dick Johnson

Foot Locker CEO Dick Johnson, photographed for FN.

CREDIT: Joshua Scott Picture

Jan. 28, 2022: Craig Lyon, Nike’s former senior director of brand name advertising and marketing, has joined Undertake to function a senior model strategist. Undertake, a advertising and marketing agency targeted on sport, wellness, diet and consumer-facing merchandise, was based final 12 months by Nike veterans David Creech, Nicole Graham and Josh Moore in addition to Klutch Sports activities founder and CEO Wealthy Paul. After leaving Nike in February of 2021 after a ten 12 months stint, Lyon served because the VP of selling at Alien Labs & Linked Hashish Co. for a few 12 months earlier than becoming a member of Undertake.

Jan. 27, 2022: Lululemon has appointed Alison Loehnis to its board of administrators. Loehnis is the president of trend at Yoox Internet-a-Porter, a web based luxurious and trend retailer. Loehnis has beforehand held roles at LVMH, Hachette Filipacchi and The Walt Disney Firm. “Alison Loehnis is a dynamic chief with a exceptional monitor report of constantly driving progress by means of her information of client and product traits,” mentioned chairman of the board Glenn Murphy. “We look ahead to benefiting from Alison’s worthwhile insights and experience as lululemon continues to develop around the globe.”

Jan. 27, 2022: Ann Miller, a 14-year Nike veteran with greater than 20 years of authorized expertise, has been named EVP and common counsel of the footwear firm, efficient Feb. 17. Miller succeeds Hilary Krane, who has determined to retire subsequent month after 12 years with the corporate. Miller joined Nike in 2007 and has held a number of senior roles throughout the corporate. For the previous six years she has served as Nike’s VP, company secretary and chief ethics & compliance officer. Miller’s prior roles at Nike embrace overseeing all authorized work for Nike’s North America geography in addition to serving as VP and common counsel for Converse. Previous to becoming a member of Nike, Miller labored as a company lawyer on the regulation companies of Paul Hastings and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Jan. 26, 2022: British Division retailer Debenhams has tapped Daniel Finley to function its new CEO. Finley was previously the multichannel director for JD Sports activities Trend group for a few decade. British on-line trend retailer Boohoo acquired the mental property belongings of Debenhams final 12 months, following months of struggling for the division retailer, which was compounded within the pandemic. In a Jan. 25 put up on LinkedIn, Finely mentioned “I’m delighted to take cost of an ideal British heritage model and searching ahead to constructing on the progress that the workforce have made because it’s acquisition.”

Jan. 24, 2022: Diesel has appointed Eraldo Poletto as CEO for North America. Poletto, a supervisor with a few years of expertise within the trend trade, will report back to Diesel’s world CEO, Massimo Piombini, and can take cost of the corporate’s growth on a key market with nice progress potential for the model. He takes up his put up instantly. Poletto has labored within the luxurious and retail sectors for about 30 years. Since 2018 he has been CEO and model president of the Stuart Weitzman footwear model, a part of the Tapestry clothes and accessories group in New York. Beforehand, he was managing director of a number of necessary Italian firms, together with Salvatore Ferragamo and Furla, the place he performed a major position within the manufacturers’ growth on a worldwide scale. Earlier than 2016, Poletto labored for about 15 years with Retail Model Alliance Inc., the place he was chargeable for the worldwide progress of the Brooks Brothers model.


Diesel Names Eraldo Poletto North American CEO

Eraldo Poletto

CREDIT: Courtesy of Diesel

Jan. 24, 2022: Sachin Dhawan has joined Sew Repair as its new chief expertise officer and can report back to CEO Elizabeth Spaulding. Dhawan was beforehand the SVP of infrastructure & operations at Visa. Previous to Visa, Dhawan was chief expertise officer at funds disruptor Blackhawk Community, and spent greater than 16 years at PayPal and Microsoft, the place he targeted on constructing and rising PayPal’s world client merchandise and Microsoft’s personalization & advertisements expertise. “Sachin’s roots in information science and personalization, mixed together with his expertise rising and scaling infrastructure throughout world groups will assist unlock our potential as we look ahead to the alternatives forward,” mentioned Spaulding in a press release.


Sachin-Dhawan joins Stitch Fix as chief technology officer

Sachin Dhawan

CREDIT: Courtesy of Sew Repair

Jan. 21, 2022: Church’s & Co. has appointment of Denni Manzatto as its new CEO. In his new position, Manzatto will lead the Northampton-based footwear model in direction of a brand new world progress technique, utilizing his important skilled expertise to speed up the worldwide growth and re-branding of the Church’s label. Manzatto joined the Prada Group, which owns Church’s & Co., in 2013, overlaying varied positions within the business division. In Sept. 2019, he took on the position of economic director, chargeable for growing the wholesale channel and managing eyewear and fragrances licenses and business growth initiatives, a place he’ll proceed to carry on a brief foundation.


Denni Manzatto CEO of Church's

Denni Manzatto

CREDIT: Courtesy of Church’s

Jan. 19, 2022: Adam Michaels has been promoted from SVP and chief digital officer at Crocs to EVP and chief digital officer. The manager joined Crocs in 2013 and has targeted on the corporate’s digital commerce progress, which is an space of focus for the fast-growing footwear model. Crocs is leaning into its digital enterprise with a aim to have 50% of whole revenues be derived from digital channels by the top of 2026.


Adam Michaels Crocs

Adam Michaels, EVP and Chief Digital Officer at Crocs

CREDIT: Crocs

Jan. 19, 2022: Eternally 21 has introduced Winnie Park will develop into its new CEO, efficient instantly. Park joins Eternally 21 from Paper Supply, the place she served as CEO for the previous six years. Previous to Paper Supply, Park held government roles throughout e-commerce, world advertising and marketing, and trend merchandising together with a nine-year tenure on the Hong Kong-based worldwide luxurious retail chief, DFS, a division of LVMH. She began her profession at McKinsey & Firm San Francisco in trend retail and client digital earlier than becoming a member of Levi Strauss and Co. to guide girls’s merchandising for Dockers. At Eternally 21, Park will report into Marc Miller, CEO of SPARC, the group made up of Genuine Manufacturers Group, Brookfield Property Group and Simon Property Group which purchased the retailer in 2020.


Forever 21 Names Winnie Park As CEO

Winnie Park.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Eternally 21

Jan. 18, 2022: Bally has tapped Rhuigi Villaseñor as its new artistic director. Villaseñor will oversee the inventive route throughout the model. His first assortment for Bally will debut for the Spring/Summer time 2023 season. Born in Manila, Rhuigi Villaseñor, is the founder, CEO, and inventive director of the model Rhude since 2015. He began his profession in Los Angeles, and credit his ardour for design and his understanding of garment building to rising up with a mom who was a tailor and father who was an architect. A Filipino and American nationwide, raised in a number of continents earlier than emigrating to the U.S. on the age of 9, Villaseñor has been acknowledged as one among at the moment’s most promising trend skills. With a thriving enterprise that features ready-to-wear and equipment coveted by celebrities around the globe, Villaseñor’s attain extends to a broad and various viewers, amplified additionally by means of his way of life partnerships together with homeware and automotive. Villaseñor might be primarily based between Los Angeles and Switzerland.


Bally appoints Creative Director Rhuigi Villaseñor

Rhuigi Villaseñor

CREDIT: Courtesy of Bally

Jan. 18, 2022: Ecco Sko A/S has named Tom Berry as president and CEO of Ecco USA, efficient instantly. Berry is a seasoned veteran with a protracted historical past in client items and footwear. Most lately, Berry served as SVP of world enterprise growth at Levi Strauss & Co. He additionally served as managing director for a number of of Levi’s subsidiaries and led their world licensed enterprise. Previous to Levi’s, Berry held government and common administration positions with world leaders like The Tecnica Group, Adidas-Salomon, and VF Company / The North Face. “Tom is a worldwide strategic chief with a confirmed monitor report of brand name constructing and enterprise transformation,” mentioned Panos Mytaros, CEO of Ecco Sko A/S, in a press release. “I look ahead to partnering with him to introduce our model to a brand new era of customers and to take Ecco to new heights within the important and main U.S. market.”


Tom Berry Ecco US CEO

Tom Berry

CREDIT: Courtesy of Ecco

Jan. 18, 2022: Nordstrom has tapped Rickie De Sole as its new girls’s designer trend & editorial director. On this newly created position, De Sole will work cross-functionally throughout completely different sides of the ladies’s designer division, bringing a heightened perspective to the merchandising providing to ship in opposition to enterprise targets and progress plans, the division retailer mentioned. Nordstrom additionally mentioned that De Sole will develop the ladies’s designer editorial plan, create partaking designer content material, act as a spokesperson, construct a heightened buyer neighborhood and drive outcomes. De Sole joins Nordstrom from Vogue.com the place she was the manager trend director supporting enterprise initiatives and content material throughout digital, print and social platforms in addition to editorial collaborations and e-commerce. Previous to Vogue, De Sole was the style director at W Journal, equipment director at Vogue Journal and labored in-house at Prada.

Jan. 18, 2022: TheDrop.com, a worldwide market serving the $200 billion youth way of life market, has named Scott Keating as its new chief merchandising officer. On this newly created position, Keating will lead TheDrop’s world merchandising technique and handle relationships with the 300+ manufacturers and retail retailers who at present promote merchandise by means of its platform.Keating was previously at Nike, the place he spent 14 years in a variety of management roles for the footwear big, most lately as the worldwide gross sales & model director for Nike SB. On this position, he was chargeable for driving world progress from the U.S. to Europe, China and Japan. Previous to that, Keating led the Nike Snowboarding group the place he developed the highest snowboarding boot available in the market earlier than Nike closed the division.


Scott Keating Joins TheDrop.com from Nike

Scott Keating.

CREDIT: Courtesy of TheDrop

Jan. 17, 2022: Canadian division retailer The Bay has tapped Alexander Meyer as its new chief buyer officer. Meyer might be chargeable for the continued transformation of The Bay’s built-in advertising and marketing, media and buyer success methods, with a give attention to excessive progress, model and personalization. Reporting on to Iain Nairn, president and CEO, Meyer will oversee the model technique and buyer insights, advertising and marketing and inventive, loyalty, and communications features for The Bay and Hudson’s Bay companies. For the previous 5 years Meyer served as chief advertising and marketing officer for Australia’s The Iconic, Australia and New Zealand’s largest trend and sports activities vacation spot. Prior, he served in senior and C-suite roles at organizations together with Adidas Worldwide, Vans, Quiksilver Inc., and social content material start-up Hubrick.


Alexander Meyer, chief customer officer at The Bay

Alexander Meyer.

CREDIT: Courtesy of HBC

Jan. 17, 2022: Valentino is bolstering its government workforce with two new hires. First up, Giuseppe De Mori has been named chief operations and logistics officer, efficient instantly. He joins from Bottega Veneta, the place he held the position of GM of business operations, in command of the event of the manufacturing processes, of the product and of the provision chain. De Mori is now tasked with coordinating the manufacturing of all product classes along with the logistics operate at a worldwide stage. In He can even be in command of making Valentino’s industrial footprint environment friendly by means of the evolution, enchancment and digitization of inside processes, with a give attention to sustainability. Alberto Fasanotti can even be part of Valentino as world CFO beginning subsequent month. He was most lately CFO at Chanel U.Okay. and Area, which includes Eire, Canada and Central and South America. At Valentino, Fasanotti might be chargeable for main the finance technique globally by means of the transformation of the group and the digitization of inside processes to optimize enterprise efficiency, and facilitate strategic choices. He can even be in command of areas starting from accounting, tax and treasury to controlling and buying.

Jan. 16, 2022: The Nationwide Retail Federation (NRF) introduced on Saturday that Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner has been elected chairman of NRF’s board of administrators. Furner replaces former Qurate Retail, Inc. president and CEO Mike George, who has served within the position since 2020. Moreover, the commerce group’s nonprofit NRF Basis named a brand new chair and added two administrators to its board throughout a digital assembly on Jan. 14. Macy’s, Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette concluded his time period as chair of the NRF Basis board and Bloomingdale’s chairman and CEO Tony Spring will start his three-year time period as board chair. Along with the brand new chair, Macy’s, Inc. SVP of company communications Malek Robert “Bobby” Amirshahi and Keith Lipert, president of the Keith Lipert Gallery, have been named to three-year phrases on the board.


Walmart US president and CEO John Furner

Walmart’s U.S. president and CEO, John Furner.

CREDIT: Walmart

Jan. 15, 2022: Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has made two extra senior management appointments. The luxurious retail chain has tapped Amanda Martin as SVP, chief provide chain officer and can take over duty for all provide chain operations, together with NMG’s multi-year provide chain transformation. Along with this duty, Martin will oversee the retailer’s picture studio and buyer care divisions. And, Vijay Karthik has been promoted to SVP, chief expertise officer and is tasked with driving end-to-end buyer dealing with IT growth and structure. Karthik will lead a lot of features together with omnichannel engineering, cloud platforms, operations and reliability, and structure for the posh retailer. “We’re lucky to have such sturdy expertise at our firm that we’re in a position to develop and promote to guide all the important progress work we’re executing,” mentioned Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of NMG, in a press release.

Jan. 13, 2021: Luxurious shoe label Sergio Rossi, which was acquired final June by Fosun Trend Group (now Lanvin Group), has named a brand new inventive director: Evangelie Smyrniotaki. Beginning this month, the Greek mannequin and artwork director will start overseeing the Sergio Rossi model picture, together with directing advertising and marketing campaigns and content material creation. She can even current her first capsule assortment, Evangelie Smyrniotaki x Sergio Rossi, on the upcoming February 2022 Milan Trend Week. CEO Riccardo Sciutto mentioned in a press release, “I strongly consider that [Evangelie’s] information on luxurious sneakers aesthetic and new media will apport an ideal worth to the model. The communication has modified loads in these years and Evangelie sums up the brand new figures that trade wants.”


Evangelie Smyrniotaki Sergio Rossi

Evangelie Smyrniotaki

CREDIT: Courtesy of Sergio Rossi

Jan. 13, 2021: Columbia Sportswear Co. has named Jim Beeman as VP of U.S. gross sales for the Columbia model. Beeman will report back to Tim Sheerin, SVP of world wholesale for the Columbia model. “Jim has led a number of groups at Nike and pushed important progress in assist of enormous built-in wholesale partnerships, pushed class model advertising and marketing and retail model advertising and marketing, in addition to territory-based groups throughout wholesale, digital and direct,” Sheerin mentioned in a press release.


Jim Beeman VP of U.S. sales Columbia

Jim Beeman, VP of U.S. gross sales for Columbia.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Columbia

Jan. 13, 2022: ThredUp has added Coretha Speeding to the corporate’s board of administrators. Speeding has beforehand served in human assets roles at Equifax Inc., The Coca-Cola Firm, Pepsi and IBM. She additionally based her personal consulting agency, CR Consulting Alliance LLC. At ThredUp, Coretha give attention to ThredUp’s worker initiatives associated to well being and wellness, retention, and variety, fairness, inclusion and belonging.


Coretha Rushing ThredUp

Coretha Speeding

CREDIT: ThredUp

Jan. 11, 2022: JCPenney has tapped two executives in e-commerce and omnichannel. Katie Mullen has been named as chief digital and transformation officer. Mullen will lead the expansion of the e-commerce enterprise, together with Jcp.com, and also will be chargeable for driving enterprise technique and the corporate’s transformation agenda. Mullen most lately spent almost three years with Neiman Marcus Group, as chief transformation officer after which chief digital officer. Beforehand, she was a associate and managing director at Boston Consulting Group.

JCPenney has additionally tapped Sharmeelee Bala as its new chief data officer. She’s going to assume duty for the data expertise (IT) group and world expertise programs that energy the corporate’s shops, operational facilities and provide chain, and company features. Bala joins the corporate from Hole Inc., the place she held management positions since 2018 and most lately served as the pinnacle of product engineering. Bala additionally spent 20 years with Walmart in a lot of expertise and government roles of accelerating duty.

Jan. 11, 2022: Dunhill has named Laurent Malecaze as its new CEO. Malecaze joins the British menswear model from AZ Manufacturing facility which he began with the late Alber Elbaz and led by means of its growth. He was beforehand CEO of New York-based The Webster, a luxurious multi-brand retailer, after a number of years as strategic guide at Bain & Firm. “Laurent comes with an entrepreneurial spirit and intensive expertise in retail,” mentioned Philippe Fortunato, CEO of trend & equipment maisons at Richemont, Dunhill’s guardian firm. “At AZ Manufacturing facility alongside the late Alber Elbaz, he has demonstrated the flexibility to determine a robust design id by means of a digital-first method. He’s the right match to open a brand new chapter for Dunhill.”


Laurent Malecaze CEO of Dunhill

Laurent Malecaze

CREDIT: Courtesy of Dunhill

Jan. 11, 2022: Nester Hosiery introduced it has tapped Chris Bevin to fill its SVP of manufacturers and licenses position.  Bevin brings 30 years of expertise within the trade to Nester Hosiery, a producer of efficiency merino wool socks and the guardian firm of Farm to Toes. The expertise contains greater than 15 years spent at Balega, the place Bevin served as president from 2009 to 2015. “We’re placing appreciable assets behind every of our established enterprise channels as we place ourselves for appreciable progress in 2022 and past,” Nester Hosiery CEO Kelly Neste mentioned in a press release. “Including Chris to our workforce is a giant step in our strategic progress plan as he brings a wealth of trade and model constructing experience.”


Nester Hosiery SVP of brands and licenses Chris Bevin

Nester Hosiery SVP of manufacturers and licenses Chris Bevin.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Nester Hosiery

Jan. 11, 2022: VF Corp. has introduced the appointment of Nicole Otto to the worldwide model president position at The North Face, efficient June. Otto will succeed Steve Murray, who is about to retire and return to the UK. Otto will report back to chairman, president and CEO Steve Rendle, and also will serve on the corporate’s government management workforce. Earlier than assuming this position at The North Face, Otto spent 16 years at Nike, most lately serving on the athletic big’s VP of Nike Direct North America, a place she held from 2018 to Might 2021.


Nicole Otto global brand president The North Face

Nicole Otto to develop into world model president at The North Face, efficient June 2022.

CREDIT: Courtesy of The North Face

Jan. 10, 2022: Mo Vachon is becoming a member of Rothy’s because the model’s first-ever VP of retail. Vachon joins Rothy’s with many years of expertise from retailers together with Categorical, Charlotte Russe, and Claire’s and can lead all of Rothy’s retail shops, overseeing retail retailer operations. The model mentioned that he can even oversee the continual growth and implementation of operational methods to evolve the Rothy’s in-store buyer expertise as the corporate expands. “We’re thrilled to welcome Mo Vachon as our new VP of Retail at Rothy’s,” Heather Skidmore Howard, COO at Rothy’s, informed FN. “Mo brings a wealth of information and expertise from a wide range of retail manufacturers that might be instrumental in driving the expansion of Rothy’s retail shops in his new position.” The transfer comes on the heels of Rothy’s announcement final fall that it’s going to open six new shops (doubling its retail footprint) by means of early 2022.


Mo Vachon Joins Rothy's as VP of Retail

Mo Vachon.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Rothy’s

Jan. 10, 2022: Steve Madden has named Arian Simone and Peter A. Davis to its board of administrators. These appointments develop the board to eleven administrators, 9 of whom are impartial administrators. Simone is president and CEO of Fearless Fund, a enterprise capital fund that invests in girls of color-led companies, which she co-founded in 2018. From 2004 to 2017, Simone was the proprietor of AR PR Advertising and marketing, a publicity and advertising and marketing technique agency.

Davis has over 30 years of expertise within the footwear and attire trade, having held government management positions in gross sales and advertising and marketing with firms together with Skechers, Fila, Reebok, Pleasure & Mario, and Dynasty Footwear. He additionally based The Notorious Black Sheep Model, an city motion sports activities way of life model. A former participant within the NBA, at the moment Davis runs Pete Davis Basketball, a grassroots neighborhood youth basketball group.

“The addition of those administrators enhances our board’s expertise and experiences, and with Arian’s advertising and marketing experience and Pete’s deep trade information, we’re assured they are going to present worthwhile views,” mentioned Edward Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of Steve Madden Ltd. “We look ahead to their engagement and help in guiding our technique and enhancing worth for all our stakeholders.”


Arian Simone joins Steve Madden Board of Directors

Arian Simone.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Steve Madden

Jan. 6, 2022: Lisa Gurwitch is stepping down as CEO of Delivering Good, a put up she has held since January 2015. Previous to becoming a member of Delivering Good, Gurwitch was senior vp for Institutional Development and Exterior Relations at World Studying. Gary Simmons will develop into interim CEO and he and Gurwitch will work carefully over the approaching weeks. The nonprofit has retained the agency of Berglass + Associates to help within the seek for a everlasting president and CEO. Simmons beforehand served on the board of Delivering Good for greater than 20 years, together with greater than 4 years as co-chair. He additionally chaired the board of Children in Distressed Conditions, one of many predecessors to Delivering Good. He was beforehand CEO of Gerber Childrenswear and chair of the American Attire & Footwear Affiliation.


Delivering Good, gala, Ken Downing, Ralph Lauren, Fern Mallis, Michael Bastian, Jessica Wang, fall, charity

Ken Downing, Lisa Gurwitch and Vince Dell’Osa attend Delivering Good’s annual gala.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Delivering Good

Jan. 3, 2022: French luxurious trend home Balmain has tapped Emily V. George to serve within the new position of president, Americas, WWD reported. The transfer comes as the style home plots additional progress within the essential U.S. market. George, who started her new position on Monday, comes off an virtually 20-year profession at Marc Jacobs Worldwide, the place she most lately served because the SVP of Americas, retail and wholesale. Balmain has six shops in U.S. and is offered throughout Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom shops as properly.

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