Lands' End Names New CEO
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Lands’ End announced that its board of directors has named Jerome Griffith as the company’s next chief executive officer. Griffith is a highly respected global executive with extensive experience driving growth and innovation for iconic consumer brands, who most recently served as president and CEO of Tumi Holdings. He will also join the Lands’ End Board of Directors.
“After a comprehensive search conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, we are thrilled to welcome Jerome Griffith as Lands’ End’s next CEO,” said Josephine Linden, chairman of the board, Lands' End. “Jerome is an exceptionally gifted leader with an impressive track record of spearheading growth and expansion at several iconic apparel and consumer goods companies. Over the course of his career, Jerome has demonstrated a special talent for innovation in design and functionality to attract new customers while upholding the quality, value, service, and products that current customers love.”
Griffith will succeed Joseph Boitano and James Gooch, who have served as co-interim CEOs since September, on March 6.
“I am delighted to join Lands’ End as the organization enters its next phase of growth and development,” Griffith said. “By focusing and building on its core brand values and its heritage of delivering quality, value and service, I believe Lands’ End is well positioned to innovate and grow as a global leader in classic American sportswear. I look forward to working with the entire Lands’ End team to drive the company forward in a way that expands and strengthens its bonds with its customers while creating compelling value for all of its stakeholders.”