May 2024 – Sports & Outdoor, Fashion & Luxury News

Posted on 31 May 2024

  • Wolverine Worldwide promoted Dave Latchana to Chief Legal Officer, to oversee all legal and compliance operations including ESG and comms.
  • US fashion retailer, Nordstrom, announced the launch of a new online marketplace, aimed at improving and simplifying the customer experience.
  • Under Armour appointed Yuron White as their new SVP Sportswear, Run, Basketball/Curry, & Collaborations, who joins the business following spells with New Balance and Nike.
  • Louis Vuitton promoted two new VP’s in Cecile Durieux (VP Menswear Comms) and Bianca Manley Amzelek (VP Womenswear Comms).
  • Footwear brand, SOREL, appointed Michael Minter as their new VP of Brand. Following 20 years of creative and marketing experience at brands including Billabong, Keen, and DC.
  • Pentland Brands promoted Joe Spies to President of Americas, following a successful period as SVP Sales – North America.
  • Online consignment and thrift store, ThredUp, appointed Florin Filote as their new General Manager Europe, as they begin EU expansion plans.
  • Authentic Brands Group announced Bruno Pedroso de Almeida as their new VP Head of Brazil, in what the group has marked as a key growth area.
  • Italian fashion house, Marni, named Stefano Rosso as their new CEO, joining the business from parent company, OTB.
  • Leading sportswear brand, Castore, acquired the Leeds-based clothing supplier, Infinity Incorporated, to further strengthen their UK supply chain capabilities.
  • Crocs confirmed Susan Healy as their new Chief Financial Officer, shortly after announcing impressive Q1 revenue growth of 6.2%
  • GAP appointed Fabiola Torres as Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing marketing, creative, merchandising, and retail experiences.
  • Adidas appointed former professional basketball player, Candace Parker, as President of Women’s Basketball, following her retirement from the sport in April.
  • Hawes & Curtis announced Gary Neville as an ambassador ahead of EURO 2024, with Neville set to wear select styles during TV broadcasts.
  • Sustainable fashion brand, ECOALF, appointed a new Chief Executive Officer in Manel Echevarria Talayero, who departs as CEO of Ananas Anam.
  • John Lewis appointed Rachel Morgans as its new Fashion Director, where she will lead the curation of in-house and third-party brands.
  • Tory Burch made several key appointments to its leadership team, including Christophe de Pous as President North America, and Beverly Morgan as Chief People Officer.
  • Zalando promoted new co-CEO, David Schröder, after David Schneider announced he was stepping down, also appointing a new General Manager in Nina Graf-Vlachy, who joins the business from sports & lifestyle giants, Puma.
  • Canada Goose appointed Haider Ackermann as their new Creative Director.
  • Puma appointed Bas van den Bemt as MD Central Europe and Lucynda Davies as MD UK&I.
  • Adidas announced the re-election of its Chairman, Thomas Rabe, for a fifth year.
  • Hugo Boss entered a design partnership with David Beckham, which sees the latter designing seasonal collections reflecting his own style.
  • Premium activewear brand, On, reported record quarterly sales of $562m, an increase of 20.9%.
  • Ralph Lauren appointed a new Creative Director in Karen Brown, succeeding Michael Rider.
  • Clothing brand, Rowing Blazers, named Laura Willensky as its new CEO, following executive roles with J.Crew and Victoria’s Secret.
  • Brand Machine Group appointed Jonathan Tillery as its Chief Product Officer, following a successful consultancy period with the brand.
  • MCM Worldwide appointed a new Head of Brand Marketing & Comms in Sarika Rastogi. She joins following a twenty-year career working for luxury brands including Michael Kors and Chanel.
  • Spanish footwear and accessories brand, HOFF, appointed Sergio Adriozola to the position of Managing Director, having held executive roles at other high-profile brands including Mango, Zalando, and Banana Republic.
  • Amer Sports, owners of brands including Acr’teryx, Salomon, and Wilson, reported an impressive 13% increase in Q1 revenue.
  • Urban Outfitters announced a 7.8% increase in Q1 income.
  • VF Corporation appointed Paul Vogel as their new Chief Financial Officer, joining the group from digital entertainment giant, Spotify.
  • Ralph Lauren promoted Justin Picicci to Chief Financial Officer.
  • Vestiaire Collective added VP and Fashion Director of Nordstrom, Rickie De Sole, to its board of directors.
  • Puma strengthened their supervisory board with the additions of Harsh Saini and Roland Krüger, bring expertise in sustainability and marketing.
  • Deckers Brands reported record annual revenue growth of 18%, with total sales reaching $4.2bn.
  • Italian luxury fashion house, Fendi, confirmed Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou as their new CEO, also retaining his responsibilities as Managing Director of LVMH Fashion Group.
  • Streetwear, sneakers, and accessories retailer, Snipes, revealed Martin Badour as their new President, joining the company from Foot Locker.
  • On Running added former EA Chief Operating Officer, Laura Miele, to its executive board, widening their executive expertise.
  • American fashion brand, Rag & Bone, confirmed the appointment of Andrew Rosen as its Executive Chair following their recent acquisition by Guess Inc.

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