Having seen UGG President Connie X. Rishwain lead the brand’s growth from a $10 million niche surf brand into a $1.5 billion global lifestyle brand, let’s see where she takes footwear brand Vionic.
Rishwain has just joined Vionic in a new role as President of its global business where she will oversee product, marketing and sales at Vionic. She also joins its Board of Directors and will report directly to CEO Chris Gallagher.
Rishwain is working to expand Vionic’s global brand profile, similar to UGG, according to the company.
“Throughout her career Connie has delivered tremendous style to consumers and value to shareholders, and we look forward to the leadership she’ll now bring to fuel our next phase of growth,” said Gallagher. “She is a great fit with our culture and we’re thrilled to have her with us on the Vionic adventure.
Prior to her role at UGG, she held other senior roles at Deckers (UGG, Teva and Simple brands), Impo International and Nine West Group. Rishwain also sits on the board of K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations) – Fashion Delivers, and was recently elected to the Board of Regents of University of Pacific.
“Vionic has created a product that has resonated with consumers looking for footwear that is ‘good for you’ while delivering fashion forward, on-trend styles. I’m excited to continue evolving and growing the brand, building upon the success the brand has achieved,” says Rishwain.