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Shuffle Board: VF Appoints Brand Execs, Neiman Marcus Names Penick as Bergdorf’s President

Brands

VF Corp.

VF Corp. appointed Travis Campbell to the position of vice president and general manager for The North Face, Americas. Campbell most recently served as president of VF’s Smartwool brand.

Jennifer McLaren will succeed Campbell as president of Smartwool. McLaren was most recently chief financial officer of Smartwool.

VF said as its The North Face brand evolves its organization on a global and regional basis, Campbell will be responsible for providing leadership and vision for the brand’s Americas business by creating and executing growth strategies in sales, direct-to-consumer and merchandising. He will also play an important role in establishing the Americas Region leadership team and ensuring the successful regional activation of the global brand vision and strategy. Campbell will report to Arne Arens, global president of The North Face.

Prior to VF, Campbell was president and CEO of Far Bank Enterprises, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of fly fishing products and owner of the Sage, Redington and RIO brands. McLaren has been with VF since 2011, when the Smartwool and Timberland brands were acquired. At that time, she was named CFO of Smartwool.

Campbell will relocate to VF’s Outdoor Campus in Alameda, Calif. McLaren will continue to be based at the Smartwool brand’s headquarters in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Retail

Neiman Marcus Group

Neiman Marcus Group appointed Darcy Penick as the president of Bergdorf Goodman. Penick will begin her new position on Sept. 4. and will report to Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group.

This announcement comes as part of Neiman Marcus Group’s strategy to accelerate the company’s digital transformation. In her role, Penick will manage the Bergdorf Goodman brand, including its online enterprise and two Manhattan-based flagship locations. Previously, as CEO of Shopbop, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, she led the global e-commerce fashion business with a focus on enhanced customer engagement through daily fashion content.

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Penick started her retail career in 2000 at Neiman Marcus Group and held various merchandising roles across multiple categories at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

Christopher & Banks

Christopher & Banks Corp. said Richard Bundy will join the company on July 9 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Bundy will lead the company’s financial and accounting functions, as well as its distribution and logistics areas. Marc Ungerman, who has been serving as the interim CFO, will continue in his role as vice president and controller.

Bundy has served in numerous roles with increasing responsibility in his 10 years at Chico’s FAS Inc. most recently as vice president of brand finance and strategy. Prior to Chico’s he served as a financial analyst at Limited Brands Inc and Albertson’s Inc.

Christopher & Banks, based in Minneapolis, is a national specialty retailer featuring privately branded women’s apparel and accessories. The company operates 461 stores in 45 states consisting of 313 MPW stores, 79 Outlet stores, 36 Christopher & Banks stores and 33 stores in its women’s plus size clothing division CJ Banks. It also operates the christopherandbanks.com e-commerce website.

Carlisle Etcetera

David Rosenberg was appointed CEO of Luxury apparel direct-to-consumer brand Carlisle Etcetera LLC by Hong-Kong based parent company Royal Spirit Group.

Rosenberg has been with the company for 18 years, most recently serving as vice president of production and operations. He has played a key role in the company’s growth, including the launch of Etcetera, ETC and E3, three of the firm’s six fashion lines.

Rosenberg succeeding Terrence Moorehead, who has left the company. He has worked for many top brands during his career, including stints at Ellen Tracy and the DKNY Division of Liz Claiborne.

Textiles

Chargeurs Fashion Technologies

Following Chargeurs Fashion Technologies acquisition of Precision Custom Coatings’ interlinings business, Chargeurs announced that Angela Chan, managing director and president of Chargeurs Fashion Technologies, will be responsible for overseeing the company’s worldwide expansion. The company cited Chan’s expertise across sourcing, business development, merchandising, product development and multichannel retail in North America and Asia.

Chargeuers also said that Scott Tesser, CEO of  Precision Custom Coatings, will join Chargeurs Fashion Technologies as chief sales officer. Tesser will report to Chan and will be responsible for the combined entity’s global sales strategy.

Chargeurs Fashion Technologies said the acquisition will expand its global footprint and propel the business into new technical performance wear categories, such as outerwear, performance apparel and athleisure, as well as intimate apparel. Chargeurs Fashion Technologies currently works with luxury, ready-to-wear and fast-fashion brands that include Chanel, Gucci, Hermès and Uniqlo.