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Exec News: Kith, Wolverine Worldwide and More


Net-A-Porter nabbed Jimmy Choo exec, Dana Gers for a new marketing role. Gers will serve as the new global marketing and communications director after previously serving as Jimmy Choo’s VP of global marketing for six years.


Emily Oberg makes a career change, moving to Kith as women’s creative lead from her role as lead anchor at Complex. Oberg’s new role will include helping to expand Kith’s womenswear, after the segment began in 2015.

Wolverine Worldwide

Wolverine Worldwide announced Todd Spaletto as president of Wolverine Outdoor and Lifestyle Group, and Jim Zwiers as the newly creative role of executive vice president.  Spaletto boasts more than 23 years of retail experience, moving to Wolverine from The North Face, while Zwiers has been with Wolverine Worldwide for 19 years, holding significant leadership roles along the way.

Rocky Brands

Rocky Brands’ interim CFO, Mike Staude, will leave Rocky Brands Feb. 17 after serving as the interim CFO for just over a month. Rocky Brands plans to hire internally to fill the position.

Perry Ellis

The men’s apparel and footwear brand appointed David Rattner as Perry Ellis International’s new CFO. With over 20 years of experience in the retail industry, Rattner moves to Perry Ellis from Elizabeth Arden where he acted as the company’s VP of finance and corporate controller. His predecessor, Anita Britt, will retire from the company on March 31, 2017.