Marquee Brands appoints former Gap chief Neil Fiske as CEO
"Neil brings world-class multi-brand operational experience to Marquee Brands and has a track record of successfully building and repositioning brands,” said Sam Porat, managing director, Neuberger Berman, the investment firm that backs Marquee Brands.
“We are very excited to have him lead the team as the company's first chief executive officer. Neil has the leadership track record and breadth of business experience we believe are critical to lead Marquee.”
Fiske joins the brand owner, marketer and media company from the Gap brand, where he most recently served as CEO.
Prior to the Gap, Fisk served as CEO at Billabong International. He also spent five years as president and chief executive officer at Eddie Bauer, repositioning the company to focus on its heritage as America's original outdoor outfitter. Moreover, Fiske was CEO at Bath and Body Works, where he led a complete brand transformation, reversing a multi-year trend of negative comp store sales.
Fiske said that "Marquee Brands has one of the best portfolios in the industry with premium brands that are truly meaningful to the consumer, have clear identities and competitive positionings, and a runway of growth ahead of them.”
Marquee Brands portfolio includes $3 billion of retail sales across 11 brands and four consumer segments. Brands in its portfolio include Dakine, Body Glove, BCBG, Martha Stewart, Ben Sherman, Bruno Magli and most recently the acquisition of Sur La Table, which further builds upon the home and culinary portfolio within the company.
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