Coach Taps Joshua Schulman as President/Chief Executive

BY KENNETH RICHARD

Former Head of Bergdorf Goodman, Joshua Schulman, has been tapped by Coach as the firms new President and Chief Executive, starting this June. Schulman will report directly to Victor Luis, CEO of Coach Inc., in a newly created-role and will be responsible for all aspects of the Coach brand.

Joshua Schulman

Schulman was recently President of Bergdorf Goodman/NMG International since 2012. Prior to that he served as CEO of Jimmy Choo in London. Earlier in his career he was President of Kenneth Cole, and Gap Inc.’s managing director of international strategic alliances. Schulman notably made a name for himself at Gucci Group serving as Worldwide Director Women’s for Gucci and later EVP/Worldwide Merchandising and Sales at Saint Laurent.

“I’ve known Josh for many years and had always hoped to attract him to Coach,” said Luis.

He lives and breathes our industry and brings a unique blend of brand building and broad retail experience to the company, making him the ideal person for this newly created role.

- Victor Luis, CEO of Coach Inc., on Joshua Schulman

“I have been very impressed with the evolution of Coach under Stuart Vevers’s creative direction and Victor Luis’s leadership, said Schulman. “I look forward to working with the talented global teams at Coach to build on this transformation, driving growth and relevance for the iconic brand across product categories, channels and geographies.”