Tapestry appoints Joanne Crevoiserat as CEO on permanent basis
Tapestry, the owner of the Kate Spade, Coach and Stuart Weitzman brands, has appointed Joanne Crevoiserat as its new chief executive following an internal and external search.
Crevoiserat has been serving in the role on an interim basis since July after joining the business amost a year earlier as chief financial officer. She is also expected to be appointed as a member of Tapestry’s board at its next meeting. Meanwhile Susan Kropf will continue to serve as chair of the board.
Kropf said: “The board unanimously concluded that Joanne is the best candidate to lead Tapestry’s next chapter of growth as CEO. Since taking on the role of interim CEO in July, Joanne has led with a customer-centric, data-driven approach, an understanding of the unique needs and advantages of our house of brands and a focus on execution and growth.”
Prior to joining Tapestry, Crevoiserat was chief operating officer at Abercrombie & Fitch. Other previous roles include a number of senior management positions at Kohl’s Corporation, including executive vice president of finance and executive vice president of merchandise planning and allocation. Her career has also included stints in senior finance positions at Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores.
Crevoiserat said: “Since joining the company over a year ago, I have been focused on unlocking the power of our talented teams by establishing clear priorities and building a culture of trust and empowerment. I am excited about the opportunities ahead as we execute on our acceleration orogramme, which I am confident will create stronger connections with our customers and fuel long-term growth and improved profitability.”
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