World Footwear


Aerosoles with new CEO

Sep 16, 2015 United States
Aerosoles with new CEO
R. Shawn Neville was named new Chief Executive Officer of the footwear giant
Mr. Neville will take over from interim CEO Caryn Lerner, Operating Partner of Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, LLC, which acquired Aerosoles in June 2014.

Initial key initiatives will include "strengthening Aerosoles go-to-market strategy, branding, store design, merchandising, product development, e/m-commerce and overall expansion strategy".

With extensive global retail and brand development experience, including over two decades in the footwear sector, Mr. Neville joins Aerosoles after six years at Avery Dennison Corp., as President of a 1.6 billion US dollars retail branding and information solutions division. Previously, he spent four years as a Senior Officer at Stride Rite and President of the Keds division and five years as President and CEO of Footstar’s athletic division. He also served as CEO and President of team sports apparel company, Boathouse Sports, and spent seven years with Reebok International, holding several positions, namely, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Reebok North America and President of Reebok France.

"Shawn is a results-oriented leader with the strategic expertise and management skills to take Aerosoles to the next level", stated Caryn Lerner, Palladin Consumer Retail Partners Operating Partner, adding: "We are excited to have him aboard and look forward to working together in the months ahead."

"I am very excited to be joining a company and brand with such a strong heritage, innovative proprietary technologies, and commitment to delivering fun stylish products to its consumers", stated Mr Neville, adding: "The brand has tremendous potential to become a powerful lifestyle brand rooted in helping women look and feel great. I look forward to developing a long-term strategy in partnership with our parent company, Palladin Consumer Retail Partners."

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