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Former Victoria’s Secret Exec Joins Bill Blass

BY CSA STAFF

New York City Former Victoria’s Secret Direct executive VP Ann Acierno has been named CEO of Bill Blass New York.

Acierno has also served as president of new business development at Tommy Hilfiger, where she conceived and launched Karl Lagerfeld as a global multichannel luxury brand and H Hilfiger, a U.S. vertical retail specialty store. Earlier in her career, Acierno was a senior VP at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she reorganized the brand’s Folio catalog division.

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MIPS Technologies appoints new cfo

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. MIPS Technologies, a leading provider of industry-standard architectures, processors and analog IP for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, has appointed Maury Austin as the company’s new cfo, reporting to president and ceo John Bourgoin.

“I am pleased to welcome a seasoned, versatile financial veteran such as Maury to our team,” said Bourgoin. “Following the acquisition and integration of Chipidea, MIPS Technologies has entered a new phase, with two strategic business groups and an aggressive growth strategy. Maury’s impressive depth and business acumen will be critical for MIPS, and I look forward to his contributions and leadership as we continue to drive innovation in the global IP market.”

Most recently Austin served as senior vp and cfo of Portal Software, where, working with the executive staff, he drove redevelopment of the company’s business model and was instrumental in its subsequent acquisition by Oracle.

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Hall joins NexCen as cfo

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NEW YORK NexCen Brands has appointed Kenneth Hall as evp, cfo, and treasurer, effective March 25. He will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial management and human resources functions. He replaces David Meister, who is leaving the company.

Hall most recently served as the cfo and treasurer of Seevast, a leading online-media holding company comprised of ad networks, Pulse 360 and Kanoodle, and a domain asset management company, Moniker, which was recently sold.

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