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Shuffle Board: New PVH CFO, Nilit and Lindex Tap Sustainability Heads, CEO Shift at Blue Yonder


PVH Corp.

PVH Corp. appointed Zac Coughlin as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), effective April 4.

In this role, Coughlin will report to PVH CEO Stefan Larsson and will have responsibility for all finance functions. Jim Holmes, currently interim CFO, will continue in his role as EVP and controller when Coughlin joins the company.

Coughlin joins PVH from DFS Group Limited, a subsidiary of LVMH Group, where he served as group CFO and chief operating officer. Prior to that, Coughlin was CFO at Converse Inc., a division of Nike Inc., supporting its global business spanning wholesale, retail and e-commerce.

PVH’s brands include Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

Kontoor Brands

The board of directors of Kontoor Brands Inc., with a portfolio led by Wrangler and Lee, named Ashley Goldsmith, executive vice president (EVP) and chief people officer of Workday Inc., as a director.

Goldsmith will serve on the Talent and Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees of Kontoor’s board. Goldsmith has served in his position at Workday since 2013. Prior to joining that, she spent three years with Polycom Inc. as EVP and chief human resources officer.


Gaucho Group Holdings Inc., a company that includes a collection of e-commerce platforms with a concentration on leather goods, ready-to-wear, accessories and home décor, welcomed new director of design Lautaro Garcia de la Peña.

De la Peña will play a vital role in leading Gaucho’s creative team and as the main designer behind Gaucho’s debut jewelry collection expected to launch later this year. De la Peña helmed Gaucho Buenos Aires’ Fall-Winter 2022 Collection runway show at New York Fashion Week held Friday.


PVH tapped Zac Coughlin as CFO; Nilit named Sagee Aran chief innovation and sustainability officer, and Michelle Lea global marketing VP.
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Anna-Karin Dahlberg was appointed director of sustainability and a new member of Lindex’s management group.

Dahlberg has been with Lindex since 2002 and has for the past 17 years had leadership positions within the fashion company. Most recently, she has been driving the global sustainability work at Lindex as head of sustainability.

Lindex has approximately 450 stores in 19 markets and sales online worldwide through third-party partnerships. Lindex offers affordable fashion in women’s wear, kid’s wear and lingerie.



Nilit, a manufacturer and marker of nylon 6.6 for apparel and owner of the Sensil sustainable consumer brand, announced organizational changes that reinforce the company’s commitment to a more sustainable position in the global marketplace.

Sagee Aran will lead product development and commercialization initiatives and Michelle Lea joined the company to direct worldwide marketing programs. As chief innovation and sustainability officer, Aran will continue to expand the Sensil portfolio with environmentally responsible, value-added performance and fashion products and drive implementation through partnerships with mills, brands and retailers.

In her new role as vice president of global marketing, Lea will connect the Sensil portfolio to conscious consumers through the brands and retailers they support. Lea has brand marketing expertise developed at leading performance fabric and apparel brands at W. L. Gore and Reebok.



Shippeo, a provider of real-time transportation visibility, announces it was expanding its U.S. executive team as it grows North American operations.

Joining Shippeo’s executive team are Christopher Mazza and Brian Shultz, who will head-up Shippeo’s U.S.-based growth initiative. Mazza, named senior vice president of international growth, will lead Shippeo’s expansion in North America and new markets. Chris has extensive knowledge and experience with freight and logistics technology solutions, having held senior leadership roles with ClearMetal, XVELA and International Assets Systems.

Brian Shultz will be vice president of sales and marketing, Americas. Shultz has held senior leadership roles within ABB, International Assets Systems and Navis, in addition to years of international supply chain consulting.


Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder announced that CEO Girish Rishi was leaving the company and that Mark Morgan, the company’s executive vice president (EVP) of Worldwide Commercial Business, will serve as interim CEO during the search for Rishi’s replacement.

Rishi will remain with the company through the end of February to ensure a smooth transition. He departs Blue Yonder following a record-breaking year for the company, featuring total revenue of $1.1 billion, SaaS backlog of more than $1 billion and a record number of cloud customers.

Rishi joined the company in 2017, leading it through the transition of its solution portfolio to the cloud, including key strategic acquisitions of Blue Yonder and Yantriks, and elevating customer satisfaction and associate engagement scores.

Morgan has been with the company for 23 years, starting in a solutions advisory capacity and assuming progressive management roles. During that time, he has served in a variety of strategic leadership positions in the U.S. and abroad, with emphasis on ensuring customer success, revenue growth and associate development.

Blue Yonder is a digital supply chain and omnichannel commerce fulfillment company. Its intelligent, end-to-end platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to seamlessly predict, pivot and fulfill customer demand.

Trade Shows

International Market Centers

After International Market Centers (IMC) announced an agreement to acquire Shoppe Object, a design-focused home and lifestyle tradeshow and its Shoppe Online B2B e-commerce platform, it said Shoppe Object co-founder Jesse James will join the organization as vice president and show director, reporting to executive vice president, and chief customer and marketing officer Dorothy Belshaw.

Co-founders of Shoppe Object, Deirdre Maloney and Minya Quirk, will remain involved in a consulting capacity.

IMC plans to maintain the autonomy of Shoppe Object with the existing team handling sales, marketing and management under James’ direction. Working closely with James, IMC will expand the existing semiannual show in New York City and explore regional extensions in established IMC venues and other major cities by combining creative vision, exhibitor feedback and business needs.

Shoppe Object was launched in 2018 by James, founder of the creative consultancy and sales agency Aesthetic Movement, in collaboration with Maloney and Quirk, co-founders of Capsule, an international trade show for independent ready-to-wear labels launched in 2007 and sold in 2013. Shoppe Object grew from the 100 home and lifestyle brands of its inaugural event to its current annual mix of 500-plus design brands and emerging makers. The physical market is held in New York City each February and August.