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Shuffle Board: New Under Armour CEO, Tailored Brands Taps EVP, Cotopaxi Names Exec Trio


Tailored Brands

Tailored Brands Inc. appointed Yen D. Chu as its executive vice president (EVP) and chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective Dec. 26.

Chu joins Tailored Brands with more than 25 years of brand and consumer-facing experience for both private and publicly traded companies.

Most recently, Chu served as EVP and chief legal officer of Equinox Group LLC. Prior to that, she held various leadership roles at Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Yen D. Chu

Tailored Brands is an omnichannel specialty retailer of men’s wear, including suits, formalwear and a broad selection of business casual offerings. Its brands include Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and K&G Fashion Superstore.

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix Inc., the online personal styling service, announced that Kofi Amoo-Gottfried, chief marketing officer of DoorDash Inc., has joined its board of directors.

Amoo-Gottfried is the ninth member of Stitch Fix’s board, which is made up of a majority of people from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in tech and/or retail or board leadership, including women of color and/or LGBTQIA+.


Under Armour

Stephanie Linnartz

Under Armour Inc. announced that Stephanie Linnartz will join the company as president, CEO and member of its board of directors, effective Feb. 27.

Linnartz currently serves as the president of Marriott International, the world’s largest hospitality company, with a portfolio of nearly 8,200 properties across 138 countries and territories and 30 brands.

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Upon Linnartz joining the company, Colin Browne, who has served as interim president and CEO since June, will continue in a leadership role by resuming his position as chief operating officer.

Under Armour, headquartered in Baltimore, is an inventor, marketer and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories.


Certified B Corporation and adventure lifestyle brand Cotopaxi welcomed three new executives to its team: Kamal Thota, vice president (VP) of technology; Jason Hermann, VP of corporate sales, and Charlie Mangini as VP of operations.

Cotopaxi has strategically added multiple members to their senior leadership team over the past six months in an effort to position the brand for its next stage of growth while maintaining the core values that define the brand.

Mangini will oversee the distribution center and transportation divisions of the company, building infrastructure and pathways that will allow the business to meet aggressive and exciting goals in the coming years. Prior to taking a position with Cotopaxi, Mangini built a 30-year career managing logistics, fulfillment and operations for big brands such as J.C. Penney, Kohls and Marmaxx.

Thota joins Cotopaxi from publicly traded LifeVantage, where he served as senior VP of digital. Hermann spent nearly 20 years working at Columbia Sportswear Company across multiple positions. He will work closely with the corporate channel team to foster relationships with like-minded brands on co-branded apparel and equipment.


Chargeurs PCC

Chargeurs PCC, an apparel interlinings manufacturer, appointed Francisco Ros as country general manager (GM) of Chargeurs Entretelas Iberica.

Ros, who is based in Spain was previously GM of Helsa Fashion Shaping for Spain and Mexico. Reporting directly to Giorgio Marcarino, GM of EMEA, Ros will be responsible for driving profitability, efficiency and sustainability across the Iberica division.

Chargeurs PCC provides end-to-end solutions for the world’s leading fashion apparel brands by designing and manufacturing interlining, a technical fabric used to help garments retain their shape and structure. Its parent company, Chargeurs, is based in France and serves clients in more than 90 countries.


Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair Lina M. Khan appointed Aviv Nevo to serve as director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics.

Nevo, who will begin his new role in January, joins the FTC from the University of Pennsylvania, where he is the George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with appointments in the Wharton School of Business and the Department of Economics, as well as director of the Competition and Policy Initiative.

The FTC works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers.