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Tapestry appoints CEO & Brand President for Stuart Weitzman

Apr 17, 2018 United States
Tapestry appoints CEO & Brand President for Stuart Weitzman
The New York-based group announced the appointment of Eraldo Poletto as Chief Executive Officer and Brand President of Stuart Weitzman. He is expected to join the Company by the end of April
“Stuart Weitzman is at important point in the brand’s evolution with the upcoming launch of Giovanni’s first collection and the recent buyback of its Northern China business, taking greater control of the brand’s destiny through an increased level of direct ownership. In Eraldo, we have found a leader who, over the last 30 years, has acquired both the global luxury experience and deep understanding of iconic brands to drive results”, commented Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, Inc., adding: “He brings a proven, successful track record in building and engaging teams and in developing and maximizing international growth across all fashion categories”

Mr. Poletto most recently held the role of Chief Executive Officer of Salvatore Ferragamo Sp.A. Previously, from 2010 until 2016, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Furla, instrumental in the development, growth and globalization of the brand. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Poletto was at Retail Brand Alliance, Inc., the parent company of Brooks Brothers, holding progressively more senior leadership positions including the roles of President of Strategic Development & International Business and Chief Merchandising Officer. Mr. Poletto started his career in fashion in Italy at Miroglio Group, and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Turin and a Masters in Fashion, Retail and Textile Management from ISTAO, Istituto Adriano Olivetti in Ancona.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead this iconic brand”, stated Mr. Poletto, adding: “Stuart Weitzman footwear has long represented quality, style, and the beautiful combination of form and fit. I look forward to working with the team to build on this foundation as we evolve into a global, multi-category brand. It is my goal to continue to delight our customers with innovative products, amazing client experiences, and marketing programs that celebrate the confident women around the world who love our brand.”

Mr. Poletto will succeed Wendy Kahn, who has been Chief Executive Officer and Brand President of Stuart Weitzman since September 2016.

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