Deckers creates three senior positions
Goleta, Calif. – Deckers Outdoor Corporation has created three new senior management positions Dave Powers, currently president, global direct-to-consumer (DTC), has been promoted to president of omni-channel, reporting to the CEO.
In addition to continuing to oversee Deckers’ domestic DTC operations, he will also oversee all wholesale, distributor, retail and e-commerce channels in Deckers’ international regions. Deckers also promoted Constance X. Rishwain, president, UGG Australia to the additional role of group president fashion & lifestyle brands
The company has also initiated an executive search for a president of brands. Reporting to the CEO, the position will entail oversight of Deckers’ multi-brand portfolio, including working directly with each of the company’s brand presidents to drive best practices in merchandising, design and development, as well as effective global brand marketing across all channels, to grow global market share and increase profitability.
"The addition of these new senior management positions reflects the global expansion of our organization, the strength of our multi-brand portfolio and our transformation into a more consumer-centric organization emboldened by our evolving omni-channel strategy," said Angel Martinez, president, CEO and chair of the board of directors."
Francesca’s CEO to assume additional title of president; COO leaves
Houston — Francesca’s Holdings Corp. announced that in connection with a management restructuring, Theresa Backes, president and COO of Francesca’s, will be leaving the company effective Jan. 27.
The board of directors appointed Neill P. Davis, Francesca’s CEO, to the additional title of president. The retailer said it will not replace the COO position, and will realign the responsibilities among Davis and other existing executive officers.
"We believe this reorganization will bring me closer to others within our management structure as we focus on growing our business,” David said. “We believe our differentiated business model, combined with our retail growth strategy and execution of our operational initiatives will continue to drive improvements in long-term shareholder value."
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf names VP of store development
Los Angeles — The Coffee Bean & Tea Left said that Bill Robards has joined the company as VP of store development. He will be responsible for delivering upon the brand’s extensive growth and expansion plans in the United States.
Robards brings 30 years of strategic leadership in real estate, construction, and asset and facilities management. Prior to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Robards held the positions of senior VP of development for JP Morgan Chase & Co. and previously worked with Starbucks as divisional VP of assets/facilities and divisional VP for the Western Division, which grew over 1,200 new stores. He also spent several years with McDonald’s Corporation in the real estate division.
In September 2013, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf announced that Advent International, CDIB Capital and Mirae Asset Private Equity had joined together to acquire a significant equity position in the company. John Dawson was appointed CEO and president of chain as of January 1, 2014. His background includes leadership positions at Dunkin’ Brands — where he held various positions over the past eight years, most recently serving as the global development officer of Dunkin’ Donuts — as well as VP of worldwide restaurant development at McDonald’s Corporation.