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Shuffle Board: Abercrombie & Fitch Announces Three Hires, Riccardo Tisci Era Ends at Givenchy

Destination XL Group

Destination XL Group appointed Sahal Laher as its new SVP and chief digital information officer, effective Jan. 30. Laher joins Destination XL Group from Brooks Brothers, where he served as the company’s EVP of digital innovation and technology & global CIO. His resume includes previous stints at Stride Rite and Deloitte Consulting.


Carlos Becil was hired as Coach’s new CMO. In his role, Becil will collaborate with Vevers to establish global brand messages and boost Coach’s presence in the luxury sector. Becil was recently CMO and EVP of marketing at Equinox, where he managed the company’s digital transformation and consumer engagement initiatives. Prior to Equinox, Becil held leadership roles at Nestle USA and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Stein Mart

Stein Mart named MaryAnne Morin as its new president, effective Feb. 6. In her role, Morin will be responsible for the company’s merchandising and e-commerce initiatives. Morin was recently the EVP and chief merchant of Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay. Stein Mart’s interim CEO D. Hunt Hawkins was also appointed CEO on Jan. 24 . He was named as the company’s interim CEO in September 2016 and previously served as Stein Mart’s president and COO from 2014 to 2016 and EVP, COO from 2011 to 2014.

Barneys New York

Barneys New York promoted Daniella Vitale to the role of CEO. Vitale joined Barneys New York in 2010 as the company’s EVP and chief merchant. In 2013, Vitale was moved up to the role of COO, where she managed all of women’s merchandising, digital strategy and store operations for the company. She will succeed current CEO Mark Lee, who was also promoted to the role of executive chairman.

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Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren CEO Stefan Larsson is exiting his role on May 1 following turnaround strategy differences. The company’s “Way Forward” reform plan will be led by CFO Jan Nielsen until Ralph Lauren determines Larsson’s successor.


Chloé creative director Clare Waight Keller is leaving her post. Waight Keller has served as the label’s creative director since 2011. Chloé has not announced a successor yet and the label declined to comment on the speculation that Louis Vuitton’s senior director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, will take over the label’s creative reins soon.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch announced three new moves this week. CMO and president Fran Horowitz was promoted to the role of CEO and will join the company’s Board of Directors. EVP and CFO Joanne Crevoiserat was also promoted to the role of COO and will continue her current roles. Will A. Smith was also hired as Abercrombie & Fitch’s new CMO. Smith joins Abercrombie & Fitch from Caleres Inc, formerly known as Brown Show Company where he served as the CMO for Famous Footwear/Brown Group Retail since 2013.

Versace USA

Brian Henke was tapped as Versace USA’s new CEO. Henke joins Versace USA from Jimmy Choo USA, where he served as the company’s president for eight years. He will succeed Versace USA CEO Michele Sodi, who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities.


Lectra promoted CFO Jérôme Viala to the role of EVP, effective Feb. 2. Viala joined Lectra in 1994 and has served as CFO for 23 years. In his new role, Viala will oversee the coordination of customer care, consumables and international human resources’ activities. He is also number two on Lectra’s Executive Committee since January 1, 2017.

Hudson’s Bay Company

HBC’s head of partnerships Ed Burstell is resigning from his position. Burstell was hired as the company’s head of partnerships on Dec. 5 and managed HBC’s outside partnerships and international store development. HBC has not determined Burstell’s successor.

VF Corporation

VF Corporation appointed Brendan Sullivan as the president of sportswear. Sullivan joined VF Corporation in 2007, where he served as direct-to-consumer VP and retail services VP. His predecessor, president of sportswear Karen Murray, will become a senior brand advisor to the Sportswear organization.


Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci left his position on Jan. 31. Tisci served as the fashion house’s creative director for 12 years, where he oversaw the development of accessories, menswear and womenswear collections. LVMH has not disclosed a successor yet.


Ben Lieberman was appointed as deputy CEO of Tefron on Feb. 1. Since August 12, 2015, Lieberman has held the role of director at the company. His resume includes previous stints at Lamour Inc. and Terramar Sports.