Stuart Weitzman Grows With Key Executives
Stuart Weitzman's executive team continues to grow by promoting key executives and additions to major departments inncluding Marketing and Communications.
Susan Duffy, who joined the company in April 2011 as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications, has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Duffy continues to report directly to Stuart Weitzman, Executive Chairman. As CMO she will continue to lead marketing, advertising, public relations and social media to ensure the branding message is consistent across all worldwide communications platforms as the company expands into new markets.
"Susan is an excellent brand architect," said Executive Chairman, Stuart Weitzman. "She is quite skilled in her knowledge of luxury market communications and her initiatives have contributed that extra magic to the brand which has opened the door for new market expansion."
Sally Ross has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Merchandising Officer of Retail. Ross's focus will be to define and execute merchandising and visual strategies for the global retail department. Sally will report to Wayne Kulkin, Vice Chairman. Most recently, Sally held the position of Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Footwear at The Jones Group, and prior to that Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager of Women's Footwear at Bergdorf Goodman.
"Sally has a tremendous track record as an innovator and successful merchant leader. We are looking forward to her contributions as we continue to expand our retail footprint" said Wayne Kulkin, Vice Chairman.
Effective November 12th, Jonathan Lelonek will join Stuart Weitzman as Executive Vice President of US Wholesale, reporting to Wayne Kulkin, Vice Chairman. Formerly, the Director of Wholesale and Merchandising at Prada, Lelonek was responsible for both men's and women's footwear collections. Prior to that, he worked at Salvatore Ferragamo as National Sales Manager for Men's Ready-to-Wear, Footwear and Accessories.