New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Roger Farah, previously Vice Chairman at Ralph Lauren, is now Co-CEO at Tory Burch. The Co-CEO’s will establish an Executive Directors Office (EDO), which consists of four executives including Farah, Burch, Brigitte Kleine, President and Robert Isen, board member, President of Business Development and Chief Legal Officer.
Over the course of his 14 year tenure at Ralph Lauren, Farah is credited with helping quadruple sales to 7.5 billion dollars last year, whilst transforming Ralph Lauren into a global powerhouse. Farah first joined Ralph Lauren in early 2000 as President and COO until November 2013, when he became Executive Vice Chairman. Prior to joining the fashion house, he was CEO and chairman of Venator Group.
Lew Frankfort, previously Executive Chairman at Coach, will cease his position at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in November 2014. The company intends to bestow upon him the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus at that time.
“Lew Frankfort, who marks his 35th anniversary with the company this week, is often referred to as the second founder of Coach. Under his leadership, we created the accessible luxury handbag and accessories market in North America and took the brand global, driving sales from 6 million dollars to 5 billion dollars. His contributions are truly immeasurable, and I am fortunate to know him both as a friend and a mentor,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach.
Coach has announced that it anticipates Jide Zeitlin, currently Lead Outside Director, will be appointed the next Chairman of the Board following the company’s annual meeting in November.
Avery Baker, previously Chief Marketing Officer at Tommy Hilfiger, is now the Chief Brand Officer. Baker will take on the new role alongside her current position and will be responsible for growing and sustaining the global position of the brand as well as driving business strategies that enhance global coordination and alignment across product divisions, commerce channels, brand messaging and regional markets.
Baker has been with the brand since 1998, holding executive posts in both the US and European offices before being named CMO in 2011. She has relocated to Amsterdam to take on this expanded position, and will continue to work from both headquarters.
Oliver Timm, previously President of PVH Regional Management in Germany and Russia, is now President of PVH Europe. Timm will oversee all PVH EMEA country managing directors, as the company looks to strengthen its European operations for both the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands. Timm will divide his time between the office in Düsseldorf and the PVH Europe headquarters in Amsterdam because of the leading sales in the German market for Tommy Hilfiger.
Andrea Tremolada, previously Corporate Communications Director at Salvatore Ferragamo is now Roberto Cavalli’s Corporate Communications Director. Tremolada will oversee communication and marketing projects, the company’s public relations, its media strategy as well as buying globally. He will also be responsible of Roberto Cavalli e-commerce, digital and web platforms and be responsible for its visual merchandising and window displays.
Caroline Brown, previously President at Carolina Herrera, has left the company.
Gary Sheinbaum, previously CEO of North America at Tommy Hilfiger, is now the CEO of Americas at the company.
Paul Gaudio, previously General Manager of Adidas Digital Sport Department, is now Global Creative Director.
Steve Woodside, previously Vice President of Global Manufacturing, is now Co-Chief Marketing Officer at Columbia.
Stuart Redsunto, previously Senior Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for Under Armour at Nike, is now Co-Chief Marketing Officer at Columbia.
Francesco Giannaccari, previously VP of Tom Ford International and International Franchises, is now the General Manager at Etro.
Andrea Tremolada, previously the Communications Director at Salvatore Ferragamo, is now the Communications Director at Roberto Cavalli.
Tony Alcindor, previously VP of PR, Marketing, and Communications at Norisol Ferrari, is now the EVP at the company.
Jennifer Talbott, previously PR and Marketing Consultant and Brand Manager, is now the Director of Marketing and Communications at Scoop NYC.
Mikaila Koenig, previously Sr. Account Executive at Exposure USA, is now the Press Officer at SJP Collection.
Rosalind Dean, previously Jr. Account Manager at Starworks Group, is now the PR and Marketing Manager at Vivienne Westwood America.
Robert Baird, previously Senior Web Editor at The New Yorker, is now Managing Editor at Harper’s Bazaar.
Francoise-Marie Santucci, previously Editor-in-Chief at Next, is now Editorial Director at French ELLE.
Valérie Toranian, previously Editorial Director at French ELLE, has left the publication.
Leila Brillson, previously Entertainment Director at Refinery29, is now Digital Editorial Director at NYLON.
Isabel Burton, previously Executive Editor at SELF, is now Executive Editor at Shape.
Elizabeth Goodman Artis, previously Executive Editor at Shape, is now Chief Content Director at the publication.
Natalie Mattera, previously Executive Beauty Director at People Stylewatch, is now named Executive Account Director at Shape.
Jaclyn Emerick, previously Fitness Director at SELF, is now Fitness Director at Shape.
Audrey Slater, previously Fashion Director at Redbook, is now Executive Fashion Director at Shape.
Rory Evans, previously Contributing Editor at Allure, is now Deputy Editor at Shape.
Priya Rao, previously Online Style Editor at Vanity Fair, has left the publication.
Sarah Gaynes, previously Lifestyle Editor at Boston Herald, is now Associate Editor at SELF.
Onell Ednacot, previously Assistant Manager of Bookings and Production at Alice + Olivia, is now Bookings Editor at SELF.
Will Lee, previously VP of Digital Content and Programming at The Hollywood Reporter, is now Digital Editor at People.
Kristin Boehm, previously Digital Director of News and Engagement at People, is now Digital Deputy Editor at the publication.
Bill Mulvihill, previously National Advertising Director at Vanity Fair, is now Associate Publisher at The Atlantic.
Gregory Coleman, previously CEO at Criteo, is now President at BuzzFeed.
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, previously Executive Editor at The Fader, is now Culture Editor at Jezebel.
Jia Tolentino, previously Contributing Writer at The Hairpin, is now Features Writer at Jezebel.
Clover Hope, previously Deputy Editor at VIBE, is now Staff Writer at Jezebel.
Michelle Stevenson, previously Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller Consumer and Brand Marketing, is now at the HL Group as EVP/Co-Lead of the Los Angeles office. She will focus on growing existing client relationships and driving new business.
“It’s an exciting time for brand communications, which have become integral to the social fabric through dynamic and creative storytelling. As our clients looks for partners to help them navigate this new world, Michelle brings a terrific set of experiences to HL Group,” said Founding Partner Hamilton South. “She will be an integral part to expanding our presence in the LA market.”
She brings with her more than a decade of experience in brand-building, integration, strategy and creative problem-solving. With an expertise in consumer and brand marketing, travel and tourism, and entertainment. In the past year, campaigns she has managed to have one In2 Sabre and PR News Social Media Icon awards, and been a finalist for a variety of others.
Lauren Junge, previously Account Executive at Nadine Johnson & Associates, is now the Senior Account Executive at LaForce + Stevens.
Emily Tschirhart, previously Account Manager at HL Group, is now PR manager at TOMS.
Alison Brod Public Relations announces its representation of Nicole Miller.
THINK PR announces its representation of Botkier New York for VIP and Celebrity Services.
Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of Dee Ocleppo.
Factory PR announces its representation of Mighty Purse.
Purple PR announces its representation of PLAC and RETROSUPERFUTURE.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Fantasy Lingerie and Rafaela Salvadori.
Samantha Slaven Publicity announces its representation of Homage.