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Shuffle Board: Major Changes at Nine Apparel Companies

Gianni Versace S.p.A

Italian fashion house Gianni Versace S.p.A. appointed Jonathan Akeroyd as chief executive officer on Monday. Previously, Mr. Akeroyd served as the CEO of Alexander McQueen for 12 years. He succeeds Gian Giacomo Ferraris.

Victoria’s Secret

L Brands appointed Jan Singer as the new chief of the Victoria’s Secret business. Singer formerly served as the CEO of Spanx. Her resume also includes top leadership positions at Nike and Reebok.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch hired two new brand presidents this week. Stacia Andersen, formerly senior vice president of merchandising at Target was appointed brand president of Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie kids, while Kristin Scott, previously the general merchandise manager of Victoria’s Secret, was named brand president of Hollister.


Modcloth filled the post of chief technology officer with former TheRealReal CTO Nicolas Genest, who previously served at and Pfizer.

Lands’ End

Lands’ End Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President Steven Rado has departed the outdoor apparel company. A replacement has not yet been named.


Women’s fashion retailer Chico’s named Susan Lanigan as it’s new executive vice president and general counsel. Lanigan previously served as EVP, general counsel of Dollar General.


Sears announced Thursday that its chief financial officer, Robert Schriesheim, is leaving his position to pursue other career interests. This executive shift follows the company’s release of its first quarter earnings, which saw the retailer’s sales drop 8.3% and same-store sales decrease 6.1%.


U.K. retailer Debenhams has hired Sergio Bucher as its new CEO. Since 2013, Bucher has been the vice president of Amazon’s European fashion sector. His predecessor, current Debenhams CEO Michael Sharp, will leave his position on June 24.

Deckers Outdoor

Dave Powers has been appointed CEO at Deckers Outdoor. He previously served in two leadership positions at the company, including omnichannel president and global direct-to-consumer president.   Powers will be replacing Angel Martinez, who is retiring and will remain as the company’s chairman of the board.