• Sneaker market GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis and makes a play for women sneaker shoppers

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    GOAT, the secondary marketplace for sneakers that recently merged with Flight Club , is announcing a new hire. Lizzie Francis will join the company as Chief Operating Officer, coming from Brilliant Ventures where she will remain a managing partner.
    Francis formerly acted as CMO at Gilt Group and CMO at JustFab.com. She's been running Brilliant for a couple of years after founding it with Kara Weber. She also serves on the board of Shoes of Prey, a custom shoe company currently aimed at the women's market. Now she's taking an ops position at one of the biggest players in the sneaker...
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  • J.Crew Names New Design Chief to Turnaround Struggling Brand

    J.Crew Names New Design Chief to Turnaround Struggling Brand

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Help is on the way for J.Crew Group's beleaguered namesake brand.
    The company announced late Monday that it has named a new chief design officer, a two-time former colleague of its new CEO, and tasked her with winning back the once loyal shoppers who have left in droves in the last few years.
    Johanna Uurasjarvi, a Finn, will be in charge of overall design direction for the J. Crew brand along with Crewcuts and Mercantile. The company also operates the smaller, but fast-growing Madewell chain, which has its own design team.
    Uurasjarvi was previously creative director of West Elm, the...
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