EXECUTIVE MOVES: APPOINTMENTS AT AMAZON, REEBOK AND MORE

In What's New, Industry News by Christine Galasso

AMAZON TAPS CHRISTINE BEAUCHAMP AS PRESIDENT OF FASHION DIVISION

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Christine Beauchamp will take over as President of Amazon’s Fashion Division, a growing subsidiary that includes Shopbop, luxury brands and several in-house labels. Her announcement comes about a month after her predecessor Catherine Lewis-Beaudoin’s departure.

Beauchamp has a deep background in retail, serving as CEO at Victoria’s Secret Beauty, among other roles at Ann Taylor, Lauren, Chaps, American Living and Ralph for the Ralph Lauren. Most recently, she worked as a senior consultant in 2016 for the Boston Consulting Group.

In her new role, starting early this summer, Beauchamp will seek out new partnership, while simultaneously bringing prestige and awareness to the fashion division.

CHRIS FROIO STEPS IN AS GM AT REEBOK AMERICA

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Chris Froio, a 25-year Reebok veteran, will step in as General Manager of Reebok America and will report directly to President Matt O’Toole.

 

Throughout his decades-long tenure at Reebok, Froio has served in many roles, including his latest position as Brand Director of Western Europe. In his new role, Froio will be responsible for wholesale and retail within the U.S., as well as brand growth.

“Coming back to the US, Reebok’s home market, is exciting,” Froio said in a statement. “What is most exciting, is the brand’s 100 percent commitment to winning in the U.S. We’ve made it our clear priority, and we have a strong, dedicated team and the right strategy in place to reach our goals.”

INTERIM COO AND CFO MICHAEL FUNG DEPARTS NEIMAN MARCUS

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At the end of the month, Michael Fung will step down as Neiman Marcus’ interim COO and CFO, a position he held since November 2016.

Fung had come back to work, out of retirement, as an interim executive for the struggling luxury retailer. The company announced that it was simply not renewing his consulting agreement and that the split is amicable.

“Michael has done an excellent job.” said Karen Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Neiman Marcus Group. “His leadership and extensive experience have brought significant progress with NMG One. We very much appreciate Michael’s commitment and service to NMG.”

Fung will be replaced by T. Dale Stapleton, who has been with the company for 16 years.

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