Vince names Brendan L. Hoffman CEO
Vince Holding Corp. announced Thursday the appointment of Brendan L. Hoffman as Chief Executive Officer of the company, stepping in for Interim CEO, Mark Brody who will remain with the company through the transition period. He has also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.
Marc Leder, Chairman of the Board, commented, "Brendan is an extremely talented leader, and with more than 25 years in the retail industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Vince. We believe that his strong merchandising skills, in-depth knowledge of the department store channel, and e-commerce experience make him an excellent choice for Chief Executive Officer. As a strategic thinker who possesses great customer insight, we are confident that Brendan has the right background and skillset to drive healthy and profitable long term growth for Vince."
Mr. Brody commented, "Brendan has a strong track record of success and we believe that his extensive industry background combined with his leadership skills make him an excellent fit for Vince. I look forward to working with him in the coming weeks and I am confident that this will be a smooth transition.”
Hoffman heads to Vince from The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. where he served as CEO and President. The executive has also served most recently as CEO and President of Lord & Taylor L.L.C., held the same positions at Neiman Marcus Direct, served as Vice President of Last Call Clearance Division at Neiman Marcus and as Divisional Merchandise Manager of Bergdorf Goodman Inc.
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