Lands’ End Names New CEO

by Katie Lee

Dodgeville, Wis. — Jerome Griffith has been hired as chief executive officer of Lands’ End, Inc. Griffith most recently served as president and chief executive officer at Tumi Holdings, Inc. He has also joined the Lands’ End board of directors.

“I am honored to join Lands’ End and admire the rich heritage and strong values of the company,” says Griffith, who has also spent part of his career at apparel and accessory retailers, such as Gap, Inc., Tommy Hilfiger and Esprit Holdings Limited. “Gary Comer, the founder of Lands’ End, built a great organization with a culture focused on the principles of offering an excellent product at a fair value matched with great customer service. I am excited to join the team as we move forward.”

Griffith succeeds Joseph Boitano and James Gooch, who have served as co-interim CEOs since September 2016, when the company announced its search for a permanent CEO.

Griffith served as the CEO, president and a member of the board of directors of Tumi Holdings, Inc. from April 2009 until its sale in August 2016 to Samsonite International S.A., where he now serves as a non-executive director. From 2002 to February 2009, he was employed at Esprit Holdings Limited, a global fashion brand, where he was promoted to chief operating officer and appointed to the board in 2004, then promoted to president of Esprit North and South America in 2006. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as an executive vice president at Tommy Hilfiger. From 1998 to 1999, he worked as the president of retail at the J. Peterman Company, a catalog-based apparel and retail company. From 1989 through 1998, he worked in various positions of increasing responsibility at Gap, Inc.

Lands’ End, Inc. is a leading multi-channel retailer of clothing, accessories, footwear and home products. Retail locations include Lands’ End Shops at Sears® and standalone Lands’ End stores. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Lands’ End, Inc.

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