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Coach appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Jan 4, 2017 / United States
 Coach appoints new Chief Financial Officer
The New York-based design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, announced the appointment of Kevin G. Wills as Chief Financial Officer, effective no later than March 2017
Mr. Wills joins Coach from AlixPartners LLP, a global business advisory firm, where he has served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer since 2014. At AlixPartners, Mr. Wills was responsible for all financial management, capital restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to AlixPartners, Mr. Wills worked for Saks Incorporated for nearly 16 years in various finance, strategic-planning, administration and operations positions. He also played an instrumental role in Saks’ sale to Hudson’s Bay Company. Before joining Saks Inc., Mr. Wills also worked for Tennessee Valley Authority and for Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PwC). With a BS in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University, Mr Wills is Certified Public Accountant.

“Kevin brings nearly 30 years of broad-based and relevant retail and finance experience to Coach. His expertise and strong operational track record make him a valuable addition to the leadership team”, commented Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc., adding: “As we continue to execute our transformation plan, I have confidence that in Kevin we are adding a proven strategic business partner who will be an important part of Coach, Inc.’s next chapter of growth as a multi-brand company.”

“I am delighted to join Coach, an exceptional company with strong global brands and a disciplined focus on financial results. I very much look forward to playing a key role as the firm executes its long-term global growth strategy”, stated Mr. Wills.

Mr. Wills replaces Jane Nielsen, who departed from Coach last August. Andrea Shaw Resnick, who has held the position of Interim CFO since that time, will continue as Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

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