Cole Haan names Stephen Henderson chief digital officer
U.S.-based upscale footwear label Cole Haan announced on Tuesday the appointment of Stephen Henderson as chief digital officer.
In this role, Henderson will oversee Cole Haan's global digital footprint including all sites operated by international distributors, as well as Cole Haan USA, Japan and Canada. In the last year, Cole Haan has rolled out 26 localized sites across international markets with continued growth slated for the next fiscal year.
Henderson joins the American lifestyle brand and retailer from Caleres Inc. where he held several positions. Most recently, he was senior vice president of marketing and e-commerce and was responsible for overseeing consumer-direct e-commerce, as well as brand, creative, wholesale and consumer marketing for a large portfolio of footwear brands.
“We are honored to have an executive of Stephen's exceptional talent join our leadership team. As we look toward digital commerce expansion globally, Stephen will have a wide mandate to work across the entire Cole Haan enterprise to accelerate our digital growth agenda,” said Jack Boys, CEO of Cole Haan.
"I am thrilled to join the Cole Haan leadership team, with its incredible track record for innovation that matches a deep understanding for how consumers live and pursue their passions," added Henderson.
"Cole Haan is an exceptional brand that I have respected for years. I am looking forward to working with the entire team to help accelerate growth, particularly in digital and direct channels, during this unique time in history.”
In march, Cole Haan launched operations in Europe for the first time, while earlier this year, it cancelled plans for an IPO, after postponing the plan earlier in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit.
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