By Jeffrey Kim | Impressionist
New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Tad Smith and Domenico De Sole join Sotheby’s
Tad Smith and Domenico De Sole have been appointed to CEO and Chairman of the Board for the auction house Sotheby’s. Smith will fill the role of CEO following the departure of William F. Ruprecht. De Sole will serve as Chairman of the Board while retaining his Chairman seat, held since 2005, at Tom Ford International.
Pierre Agnes replaces Andy Mooney as CEO of Quicksilver
Following the departure of Andy Mooney, Quicksilver has named Pierre Agnes as CEO and will replace Mooney on the board. Agnes has been with the company for 27 years and held positions such as President of Quicksilver Europe since 2005. Bob McKnight, founder of Quicksilver and Executive Chairman, credits Mooney for the restoration of product design and globalization while supporting his effort for a turnaround while facing significant financial challenges. Greg Healy, President of Quicksilver’s Asia-Pacific division, will succeed Agnes as President of the company. Thomas Chambolle, current CFO of Quicksilver’s EMEA division will succeed Richard Shields, who resigned but will act as a consultant through the executive transitions.
John Bryant of Kellogg’s Added to Macy’s Board
Macy’s Inc.’s board has increased to 13 members with the addition of Chairman, President, and CEO of Kellogg’s, John Bryant. Bryant has been Kellogg’s President and CEO since 2011 and a member of the Kellogg’s board since July this past year. Prior to his current position, Bryant has served Kellogg’s as Director, CFO, and COO of the company’s North American and international sectors. This makes Bryant the second introduction to the Macy’s board. Leslie Hale, EVP, CFO, and Treasurer of RLJ Lodging Trust, joined the board in January. All members of the Macy’s board are considered independent, with the exclusion of Terry Lundgren.
Selfridges Promotes Boss Myhr and Eleanor Robinson
Boss Myhr, Buying Manager for Women’s Designer-Wear, has been promoted to Director of Menswear and Technology. Myhr joined the British luxury department store in 2012 and will now report to Sebastian Mane, Buying and Merchandising Director. Eleanor Robinson, former Buying Manager of Menswear, will now serve as Head of Accessories Buying and report to Judd Crane, Director of Womenswear and Accessories.
Kering Welcomes Roberto Vedovotto onto its Executive Committee
Roberto Vedovotto, currently leading Kering’s eyewear division, has joined the company’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Kering, Vedovotto served as CEO of Safilo Group. His introduction into the Executive Committee will take immediate effect as eyewear continues to serve as a growth driver for Kering.
Monica Nicoletti and Elizabeth Carey Smith Join Zady
Zady, an organic apparel and lifestyle brand, welcomes Monica Nicoletti and Elizabeth Carey Smith to the creative team. Nicoletti previously served as Senior Director of Women’s Design with Club Monaco, Head Designer of Alberta Ferretti’s prêt-à-porter collection, and Senior Designer of DKNY and Theory. Carey Smith will join Zady as Design Director and Graphic Designer for the company website and social media channels.
Paul Metcalf Leaves Burlington Stores
After serving Burlington Stores Inc. as EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer for more than two years, Paul Metcalf has announced his resignation. Metcalf has been with the company since 2012, previously serving The TJX Cos. Inc. as SVP and Chief Merchandising Officer of women’s apparel.
James Schaefer, previously Regional Sales Manager at Jorg Gray, is now Global Sales Manager at the company.
Kendall Knysch, previously Account Manager at HL Group, is now PR Manager at Alexis Bittar.
Michael Hickey, previously Junior Account Executive at C&M Media, is now Assistant of National Media relations and PR at Bloomingdale’s.
Manuel Frei named Executive Creative Director of Laird + Partners
Creative and branding agency Laird + Partners has hired Manuel Frei as Executive Creative Director reporting to Trey Laird, Chief Creative Officer. Frei joins Laird + Partners from Bally, where he served as the brand’s Chief Creative Officer and Brand Director.
Mike Karam appointed Head of Digital and Integrated Strategy, Laird + Partners
Mike Karam, former Group Strategy Director for 360i, has been named Head of Digital and Integrated Strategy of Laird + Partners. Karam reports to Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning, Jennifer O’Brien.
Paula Goldstein Di Principe named Refinery29 Fashion Director
Paula Goldstein Di Principe, Creative Director and Founder of Voyage D’Etudes, has been appointed to Fashion Director of New York-based media company Refinery29. Prior to her current positions, Goldstein Di Principe oversaw digital development at Dazed & Confused.
Anne-Marie Guarnieri named Refinery29 Deputy Editor
Another addition is Anne-Marie Guarnieri, who will serve as Deputy Editor of Fashion, Beauty and Shopping. Prior to joining Refinery29, Guarnieri served as Editor-in-Chief of xoVain.com and Senior Editor of Allure Magazine.
Carrie Reynolds, previously VP of National Enterprise Sales and Customer Marketing Solutions at XO Group, is now president of revenue at NYLON Media.
John Vorwald, previously Deputy Editor of Digital at New York Post, is now Digital Editorial Director at Details.
John Lockett, previously Social Media Manager at Vanity Fair, is now Social Engagement Editor at GQ.
Terri Rawson, previously Chief Brand Officer at Brand & Soul, is now Senior VP of Strategy at Lividini & Co.
Quin Acciani, previously Senior Coordinator at Lividini & Co., is now Manager at the company.
Lola Mendez, previously Senior Manager at Lividini & Co., has left the company.
Melissa Little, previously freelance Director of PR and strategic partnership at Ann Inc., is now Managing Director at HL Group.
Brooke Spanjian, previously Account Executive at GCK Partners, is now Senior Manager at HL Group.
Phil Dilanni, previously SVP at Ogilvy Public Relations, is now SVP at Magrino.
Leigh Ann Ambrosi, previously SVP at Magrino, is now Executive VP of Consumer, Food, Wine, and Spirits and Business Development and Marketing at the company.
Courtney Iselin, previously Account Manager at Magrino, is now Senior Account Director at the company.
Caroline Brown, previously Senior Account Supervisor at Magrino, is now Account Director at the company.
Bailey Horn, previously Senior Account Executive at Magrino, is now Senior Account Supervisor at the company.
Mary Blanton Ogushwitz, previously Account Supervisor at Magrino, is now Senior Account Supervisor at the company.
Kerri Axelrod, previously Account Manager at Marlo Marketing, is now Account Director at Covet PR.
Jackie Bronder, previously Junior Publicist at Covet PR, is now Publicist at the company.
Cole Wassner, previously SVP of DMA United, is now Head of Krupp Brand Development.
Sneha Sett, previously Associate Account Executive at Full Picture, is now Media Analyst at Brand Networks.
Yasmine Afshar, previously Account Manager at Shadow PR, is now Director of Lifestyle and Beauty at Industry Group.
Julian Thomas, previously Account Executive at Turner PR, is now Marketing Communications Manager at Guild.
Sarah Citrenbaum, previously Media Coordinator at Nomura, is now Account Coordinator at The Woods & Co.
Braelee Conticchio, previously Account Coordinator at Child’s Play PR, is now Account Coordinator at The Woods & Co.
Tori Loiacono, previously Marketing Intern at Vince, is now PR Coordinator at Jennifer Bett Communications.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Emilio Pucci.
Shadow PR announces its representation of Donna Karan Intimates and DKNY Intimates.
Starworks Group announces its representation of VMT, Stone Island for PR representation and Boden for VIP representation.
Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of J. McLaughlin.
Krupp Group announces its representation of Sandro, Noam Hanoch, and Haus Alkire.
THINK PR announces its representation of STYLEBOP for Cash & Rocket.
Mfa Ltd announces its representation of Stance and Charles & Colvard.
Purple PR announces its representation of M.Martin.
Be Social announces its representation of Sofia by ViX.
BPCM announces its representation of Brock Collection.
Keri Levitt Communications announces its representation of Leo & Sage.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of Eberjey.