Cole Haan names Andrew Rudolph SVP wholesale sales
Cole Haan Inc. on Tuesday named Andrew Rudolph as senior vice president, North American wholesale sales, effective immediately.
Rudolph joins the American footwear and accessories brand from Adidas Group, where he most recently served as vice president, wholesales sales USA. In this role, he was responsible for $3 billion in annual net sales in the United States, since rising to the post in June 2015.
He joined Adidas in the UK in 1995 and has equally held a number of other positions for the brand.
"Rudi is an outstanding business executive and a welcome addition to our Corporate Leadership Team,” said Jack Boys, CEO of Cole Haan.
“He will be material to accelerating our performance lifestyle initiative—expanding our domestic distribution to include outdoor and sports retailers. He will be a vital leader and partner to our product creation engine as well as our domestic retail and digital businesses.”
Cole Haan is currently sold in over 45 countries through 110 branded retail stores within the United States, over 200 branded store and shop-in-shop locations internationally, via colehaan.com, and inside a variety of department stores and specialty retail partners.
The brand is currently owned by private equity firm Apax Partners, which acquired the brand from Nike in 2013.
Cole Haan announced its preparation for an IPO in August, after reporting annual sales at $687 million in the fiscal year ended June 1, 2019, and planned to kick off its initial public offerings in March. However, the company put plans on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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