Kellwood Company Names Lynn Shanahan Chief Executive Officer | December 5, 2013
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Kellwood Company Names Lynn Shanahan Chief Executive Officer
December 5, 2013
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kellwood Company, a leading apparel manufacturer and marketer owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners Inc., today announced the appointment of Lynn Shanahan to Chief Executive Officer of Kellwood Company following the Initial Public Offering of VINCE, completed November 27th, 2013.
Previously the Chief Executive Officer of Kellwood Brands, Shanahan will now assume all corporate responsibilities of Kellwood Company including Finance, Human Resources, IT , e-commerce and Legal in addition to her existing role running the Branded, Junior and Private label businesses including Rebecca Taylor, David Meister, Sam Edelman and XOXO.
"Lynn brings 30 years of expertise in brand building, unrivaled industry knowledge and a charismatic leadership style to a pivotal moment of our growth," said Christopher Metz, Managing Partner of Kellwood Company.
It is a thrill and an honor to be able to lead Kellwood
on a vigorous path to growth with this unbeatable mix of assets," Shanahan
To drive the growth strategy of Kellwood
, in short order, has built upon the already strong leadership team with three immediate and significant senior executive hires.
"Nobody is more qualified than Lynn Shanahan to take the helm of Kellwood," said Jill Granoff, Kellwood Company's previous CEO, and current CEO of VINCE.
is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record of success in building global brands."
15-year tenure in senior leadership positions at Tommy Hilfiger
shepherded the company from infancy to a global fashion powerhouse.
Ultimately responsible for all U.S. wholesale operations, she
established its first e-commerce capability and helped build the company's $1 billion licensing program.
She subsequently founded C2 Group, and brought Finnish clothing and textile brand Marimekko back to the United States.
After being named President of Marimekko's North American division, she opened flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in Boston and in Beverly Hills.