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Power Moves | Jimmy Choo CEO Exits, StockX Names CTO

This week, Jimmy Choo's CEO of almost eight years steps down, while StockX appoints a chief technology officer.
Pierre Denis | Source: Getty Images
  • Rachel Deeley

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Jimmy Choo CEO steps down

Pierre Denis is resigning as chief executive of Capri-owned Jimmy Choo, effective May 2020. He has been at the helm of the company since July 2012, when he joined from John Galliano. Jimmy Choo has begun its search for a successor. 

StockX names CTO

StockX has named Vishnu Patankar chief technology officer, joining the company from Groupon’s Goods and Travel Business, where he held the same role. 

Raf Simons joins Prada 

Prada has announced that Raf Simons will join the house as co-creative director, sharing the responsibilities with Miuccia Prada effective April 2, 2020. Simons will continue to helm his eponymous menswear line. 

Forever 21 taps H&M executive for CEO

Forever 21, which was recently bought by Authentic Brands Group (ABG), Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners after it filed for bankruptcy in August 2019, has appointed a new chief executive. Daniel Kulle joins the retailer from H&M, where he was most recently served as North America president. In this role, he replaces founder Do Won Chang. 

Outdoor Voices Founder and CEO exits

Tyler Haney, founder and chief executive of Outdoor Voices, has exited the company entirely after initially announcing she would step down as chief executive on February 21. Stepping in as interim chief executive is Cliff Moskowitz, co-founder of fashion investment firm Interluxe.

Parfums Christian Dior names brand lead

Christian Dior has named Claudia Marcocci brand general director of Parfums Christian Dior as of February 15. Marcocci joins the company from her role as senior vice president of Gucci Beauty at Coty, a role she held until September 2019. She replaces Véronique Courtois, who left the Parfums Christian Dior in October 2019 to become chief executive of Guerlain.

Tarte Cosmetics hires president, COO from within

Tarte Cosmetics promoted Candace Craig Bulishak from chief marketing officer to president and Kim Tran from senior vice president of new product development and operations to chief operating officer, both effective immediately.

Condé Nast Talent Group names director of business development

Cory Sealey has joined Condé Nast as the director of business development for The Talent Group, the publisher’s celebrity and influencer bookings division. Prior to Condé Nast, Cory served as group director on Chanel’s in-house marketing team. 

Harvey Nichols marketing chief to depart

Deborah Bee is due to step down in July as group marketing and creative director of Harvey Nichols. The luxury department store is also losing its creative agency  TBWA\London, which Bee appointed when she joined Harvey Nichols two years ago.

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