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Genesco appoints John F. Lambros to its Board of Directors

Oct 29, 2020 United States
Genesco appoints John F. Lambros to its Board of Directors
Lambros is President of GCA-US, a global investment bank. He serves as the head of GCA's digital media banking practice and is a member of its board of directors and executive committee. With this appointment Genesco's board now has eight members
"We are very pleased to welcome John as a new independent director to Genesco's board. John's extensive background in banking, digital media and technology will add valuable expertise to our board and support the growth of our business. As a footwear-focused company with rapidly growing omnichannel and e-commerce operations, we are confident that John's strategic counsel and deep experience as an advisor and operator will help us accelerate digital initiatives at a pivotal time for our company", commented Mimi E. Vaughn, Genesco Board Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer.

For more than 22 years, Lambros has been an active advisor to or operator in the digital media and emerging technology markets, including leading more than 250 public and private market financings, mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, joint ventures and debt financings. Lambros is President of GCA-US, a global investment bank. He serves as the head of GCA's digital media banking practice and is a member of its board of directors and executive committee. Prior to GCA, from 2000 to 2003, he was senior vice president of business development for Into Networks, a broadband technology company and pioneer in content streaming. From 1993 to 2000, Lambros was a banker at Morgan Stanley & Co. where he served as a vice president and a member of the global communications group focused on advising emerging telecommunications, media and technology clients.  

"I look forward to working with Genesco, and bringing my experience to inform its digital strategy and support its overall growth. Genesco is a leader in the footwear industry and I am excited to be part of the next chapter in the company's history", Lambros concluded.



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