Polygiene announced two new leadership changes as part of its global business growth strategy.
Chiara Galimberti was appointed as director of commercial operations in Europe. Galimberti, who has more than a decade of experience in the fashion sector, will be responsible for strengthening sales in this region.
Polygiene also named Hans Bergman as director of commercial operations in North America. Bergman, who has more than 15 years of industry related experience, previously helped introduce fashion brands like Asos to the North American market, succeeds Judd Salvas.
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Abercrombie & Fitch appointed Kerrii B. Anderson as a director. In her new role, Anderson will serve as a member of the board’s audit and finance committee. Anderson most recently served as CEO, president and a member of the board of directors of Wendy’s International Inc., where she helped develop the company’s key strategic initiatives. She also serves as a director of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, a health care diagnostics company, and industrial metals manufacturer Worthington Industries.
Eraldo Poletto, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo, is departing the company, effective March 8. Salvatore Ferragamo did not confirm a successor for Poletto, who joined the company in 2016 after a stint at Furla.
Karl-Heinz (Charlie) Maurath, Under Armour’s chief revenue officer, is retiring from the company, effective March 31. Maurath, who joined Under Armour in 2012 as the company’s international president, helped grow Under Armour’s overseas business. In 2015, Maurath assumed his current role, where he is responsible for leading all the company’s global regions and global direct-to-consumer business.
As part of this transition, the company’s four regional leaders and head of global retail will report directly to Under Armour president and chief operating officer Patrik Frisk. Under Armour chief digital officer Paul Fipps will now oversee the company’s international e-commerce business.
Reebok appointed Todd Krinsky as general manager of the Reebok Performance Business Unit. In his new role, Krinsky will oversee the newly created business unit that combines Reebok’s Running and Training business divisions. As a Reebok veteran, Krinsky has held various leadership roles at the company, most recently serving as the general manager of Reebok’s Classic business unit, where he managed a team that refocused the Classic business on Reebok’s iconic franchise models and heritage.
Asics announced new leadership changes following the opening of its Boston-based Creation Studio.
The Creation Studio’s new team includes Andrew Richard, vice president of commerce; Ian Dickinson, vice president of footwear merchandising and David Ayers, vice president of apparel. Additionally, Asics appointed Koichiro Kodama as vice president of corporate strategy and Joni Lee Gaudes as vice president and general counsel. Asics’ marketing team also added new hires, including Katelyn Nugent, director of performance; Ben Cesar, director of sports marketing and Karen Menez, director of communications.
Jack Wills is shaking up leadership following the exit of its chief product officer, Emma Alexander, in January. Alexander, who joined Jack Wills in 2014, managed merchandising, production and sourcing initiatives at the company. Since her departure, Peter Williams, Jack Wills’ CEO and founder, has expanded his role to manage more product initiatives, while David Wertheim, Jack Wills’ merchandising director, will also take on the role of buying and merchandising director.
Fitcode, a Washington-based startup that focuses on e-commerce, named Dan Lyons as director of sales. Lyons joins Fitcode from PayScale, where he most recently served as an account executive. His resume also includes previous stints at NeuStar, a real-time analytics company, Cision, a public relations company and cybersecurity analytics company DomainTools.
Charles Tyrwhitt, a U.K.-based men’s retailer, named Michael Stanier as its new CEO. Stanier joins Charles Tyrwhitt from Adidas, where he recently served as the company’s sales chief.
J.C. Penney is realigning its senior leadership team to streamline job functions and reduce expenses.
The company appointed Joe McFarland as its executive vice president and chief customer officer, which is a newly expanded role that involves responsibility for merchandising and leading all Penney’s brick-and-mortar operations. As part of this transition, Jodie Johnson was promoted to head of merchandising for beauty, women’s and family footwear, and James Starke was also promoted to head of merchandising for children’s, men’s, jewelry and home. Therace Risch is also assuming the combined roles of chief information officer and chief digital officer to lead the company’s omni-channel retail strategies. Mike Amend, executive vice president of omnichannel, is exiting the company.
Liberty Interactive Corp. recently announced that it is rebranding itself as Qurate Retail Group—and reshuffling its executive leadership. Mike George, QVC Inc.’s CEO, will become president and CEO of Qurate Retail Group, while Greg Maffei, who currently holds this position, will become chairman of Qurate Retail Group.
Burberry appointed Riccardo Tisci as its new chief creative officer, effective March 12. He succeeds longtime chief creative officer Christopher Bailey.
Calvin Klein hired Marie Gulin-Merle as chief marketing officer, effective this Spring. Gulin-Merle joins Calvin Klein from L’Oreal USA, where she most recently served as the company’s chief marketing officer.
Yoox appointed Giuseppe Tamola as global brand and marketing director. Tamola joins Yoox from Zalando, where he held various leadership roles within the company’s operations, retail and brand marketing segments.
Asos chief financial officer Helen Ashton is stepping down from her role and will retire from the board on April 30. Ashon will remain with the company until Aug. 31 to ensure a smooth transition process. Asos CEO Nick Beighton will take over Ashton’s role until the company confirms Ashton’s replacement.