New York City — Authentic Brands Group (Authentic) has appointed Kevin Wills as chief financial officer. In his new role, Wills partners with Authentic’s executive leadership team to drive sustainable, long term value through financial strategy and performance. He is based in the company’s New York headquarters and reports directly to its founder, chairman and CEO, Jamie Salter.
“Kevin brings a strong track record of guiding strong financial growth across a broad range of public and private companies,” says Salter. “His diverse experience makes him uniquely qualified to support Authentic’s expansion and accelerate our brand-building playbook worldwide.”
Wills has nearly two decades of experience in financial leadership across the fashion, retail and consulting sectors. He most recently served as chief financial officer and member of the executive committee at Pilot Company, the largest operator of travel centers in North America operating under the Pilot and Flying J brands. Prior to Pilot, Wills was CFO at some of the world’s most recognized luxury and retail companies, including Tapestry Inc., parent to Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, and Saks Inc.
Authentic Brands Group owns a portfolio of more than 40 iconic and world-renowned lifestyle, entertainment and media brands. Its brands have an expansive retail footprint in 150 countries, including 10,800-plus freestanding stores and shop-in-shops and 380,000 points of sale. Brnads include Reebok®, Brooks Brothers®, Barneys New York®, Nautica®, Juicy Couture®, Lucky Brand®, Aéropostale®, Forever 21®, Nine West®, Eddie Bauer®, Izod®, Jones New York®, Van Heusen®, Thomasville® and many more. For more information, visit www.authentic.com.
SOURCE: Authentic Brands Group