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Shuffle Board: Kering Names APAC President, C-Suite Moves at Burberry, Everlane, Ross, Trinseo

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Kering

Kering appointed Thierry Marty as president of Kering North & South-East Asia Pacific, which includes Japan, South Korea, South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Kering tapped Thierry Marty as president of North & South-East Asia Pacific; Burberry named CP Duggal chief digital and analytics officer.
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This newly created position will reinforce Kering’s corporate team in APAC, supporting the long-term development of its brands in the region. Marty will be based in Seoul, South Korea, and will report to Jean-François Palus, group managing director of Kering.

He comes with over 20 years of luxury experience in Asia, and has lived in Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul. He started his career at Deloitte before joining LVMH in 1995. His career took him from finance to general management roles at Fendi, Celine, Bulgari and Louis Vuitton.

Kering manages the development of high-profile brands in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches, including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. In 2020, Kering had more than 38,000 employees and revenue of 13.1 billion euros.

Burberry

Burberry appointed CP Duggal as chief digital and analytics officer.

In this newly created position, Duggal will be responsible for driving Burberry’s digital agenda and leveraging data and analytics to support the company’s strategic ambitions. He will join the executive committee and will report to Marco Gobbetti and in turn, his successor as Burberry CEO.

He joins Burberry after 20 years at American Express, where, in his most recent role, he led the company-wide digital and analytics organization.

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Deckers

Deckers Brands announced that Andrea O’Donnell has stepped down from the position of president of fashion lifestyle to accept another opportunity.

Dave Powers, CEO and president, will assume the additional role of president of fashion lifestyle on an interim basis, as the company looks to identify the next leader for the group.

Deckers Brands designs, markets and distributes footwear, apparel and accessories developed for everyday casual lifestyle use and high-performance activities. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Ugg, Koolaburra, Hoka One One, Teva and Sanuk. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, company-owned and operated stores, and select online stores, including company-owned websites.

Everlane

Everlane is making changes to executive leadership.

Founder and CEO Michael Preysman will focus on impact, stepping into the role of executive chair and climate activist, and out of the CEO role. Andrea O’Donnell will join Everlane to lead the business as CEO on Oct. 6. O’Donnell most recently served as president of Ugg for five years.

Through the rest of the year, Preysman and O’Donnell will work together to operate the business and manage this transition. They will take their respective roles beginning Jan. 1 and continue to partner to serve the growing environmental impact and business needs.

Trinseo

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders, announced that Francesca Reverberi will assume the newly created role of senior vice president and chief sustainability officer.

In this new role, Reverberi is responsible for enhancing Trinseo’s position in sustainability by continuing to build out its portfolio of sustainable chemistries and driving its corporate and businesses strategies in this important area. Reverberi is charged with propelling the company towards accomplishing its 2030 sustainability goals centered around increasing the sustainability of its product portfolio and operations, minimizing its impact on climate change, driving supplier responsibility, establishing a more sustainable workforce and building a strong sustainability reputation in the market.

Trinseo’s customers include footwear, carpet, automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, paper and board, building and construction, and tires.

Retail

Ross Stores

Ross Stores Inc. promoted Adam Orvos, currently group senior vice president of supply chain administration, to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

In his new role, Orvos will be responsible for the company’s accounting, treasury, financial planning, tax, corporate social responsibility and investor relations functions. As CFO, he will report to Michael Hartshorn, group president and chief operating officer.

Orvos joined Ross Stores in January. His 34 years of broad-based retail management experience includes serving as CFO for Neiman Marcus, Belk Department Stores and the Foley’s Division of The May Department Stores Company.

Ross Stores, headquartered in Dublin, Calif. had fiscal 2020 revenues of $12.5 billion. The company operates Ross Dress for Less, an off-price apparel and home fashion chain with 1,611 locations in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Guam as of July 31. The company also operates 285 dd’s Discounts stores in 21 states.

Torrid

Torrid Holdings Inc., a direct-to-consumer apparel and intimates brand in North America, announced that Valeria Rico Nikolov joined its board of directors as an independent director.

Nikolov is the founder and CEO of GGA Solutions, an outsourced customer and back-office solutions provider. She previously served as the CEO of Confie Seguros, a personal lines insurance distributor.

Torrid offers products across a broad assortment that includes tops, bottoms, denim, dresses, intimates, activewear, footwear and accessories.

NRF Foundation

The NRF Foundation board of directors announced that The Home Depot vice president of human resources, Sherry Yaskin, was elected as its newest board member during its virtual meeting on Sept. 23.

The board is comprised of executives from leading retail organizations and serves to guide the NRF Foundation as a resource for educational training and career information for the retail industry. Yaskin replaces outgoing board member Arlette Gurthrie, senior vice president for human resources of The Home Depot, who has served since January 2016.

The NRF Foundation board is chaired by Macy’s Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette.

Trade

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg announced that Jason Kenner joined the firm to head its litigation practice.

Over the last 14 years, Kenner served in the Department of Justice as a trial attorney and senior trial counsel handling federal trial and appellate international trade litigation.

At Justice, Kenner served in the Civil Division, International Trade Field Office, and more recently on its Trade Fraud Task Force. As lead attorney in the trial and appeal of trade cases, he was responsible for formulating and executing litigation strategies, representing officials from and decisions by U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the Commerce Department and other federal agencies. He was responsible for all aspects of litigation in customs and trade-related matters, and for supervising the work of junior trial attorneys.

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg is a leading international trade, customs, export and trade policy firm that focuses on cross-border movement of goods.

Textiles

Culp

Culp Inc., a marketer of mattress fabrics for bedding and upholstery fabrics for residential and commercial furniture, announced the election of John A. Baugh, Kimberly B. Gatling, and Jonathan L. Kelly as members of its board of directors following the company’s annual meeting of stockholders.

Baugh, Gatling and join the company as new independent directors. Baugh is vice president of investor relations at PROG Holdings Inc., a publicly traded fintech holding company headquartered in Salt Lake City.

Gatling has been a partner at Fox Rothschild since 2008 and has served as chief diversity and inclusion officer for all the firm’s 27 offices since 2020. She is a United States registered patent attorney and a North Carolina state certified trademark specialist, and her legal practice is focused on intellectual property and information technology. Kelly is the founder and CEO of Asymmetric Holdings Worldwide, a North Carolina-based investment holding company focused on investment strategy and capital allocation.

At the company’s annual meeting of stockholders, eight nominees were elected to the Culp board. In addition to Baugh, Gatling and Kelly, the incumbent directors re-elected were Robert G. Culp, IV, Perry E. Davis, Sharon A. Decker, Fred A. Jackson and Franklin N. Saxon.

Culp markets a variety of fabrics to its global customer base of bedding and furniture companies, including fabrics produced at Culp’s manufacturing facilities and fabrics sourced through other suppliers. Culp has manufacturing and sourcing capabilities in the United States, Canada, China, Haiti, Turkey and Vietnam.

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International Market Centers

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International Market Centers (IMC) has announced the re-hiring of Alejandra Trombetta, who as the new senior events manager-apparel will be responsible for creating a memorable experience for buyers at all Atlanta Apparel and Las Vegas Apparel markets.

Trombetta will report to Morgan Ramage, IMC fashion director. In her new role at IMC, Trombetta will be responsible for conceptualization and implementation of parties and networking events, fashion shows, giveaways, speakers and educational programs and at-market installations. At a macro level, she will participate in setting the annual apparel marketing strategy, collaborate on the annual visual campaign, advise on trends in trade show experiences and events, and analyze metrics for all initiatives to measure effectiveness wherever possible.

She rejoins IMC with five previous years of experience as the fashion manager, as well as time with the gift and home marketing team as a marketing coordinator. As part of her responsibilities, she managed approximately 20 fashion shows each year, as well as trend installations. Most recently, she served as a producer at Spanx, where she managed all aspects of the company’s marketing campaign events, including catering, vendors, talent, models and budgets.

With has more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta.