Vince Holding Corp., a leading contemporary fashion brand, today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has appointed Eugenia Ulasewicz as a new director, effective immediately.
This appointment will bring the total number of directors to seven. Ms. Ulasewicz joins the Board as one of the three outside directors, along with Robert A. Bowman and Jerome Griffith, who were elected to the Board in connection with Vince's initial public offering.
Prior to her retirement in March 2013, Ms. Ulasewicz was President of the Americas division of Burberry Group PLC ("Burberry"), responsible for the US, Canada, Central and South America. Ms. Ulasewicz joined Burberry in 1998 and became a member of its executive committee in 2006. Previously, Ms. Ulasewicz held positions of increasing responsibility with Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette and Saks, Inc. She currently serves as a director of Signet Jewelers Limited and Bunzl plc.
Mr. Bowman currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Major League Baseball Advance Media ("MLB.com"), the internet and interactive media unit of Major League Baseball. Prior to joining MLB.com, Mr. Bowman held several senior management positions at ITT Corporation, including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Griffith currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors of Tumi Holding, Inc. Prior to joining Tumi, Mr. Griffith held several leadership positions at Esprit Holding Limited, including Chief Operating Officer and President Esprit North and South America. Prior to Esprit, Mr. Griffith was Executive Vice President at Tommy Hilfiger and prior to that, was the President of Retail at J. Peterman Company, a catalog-based apparel and retail company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Griffith held various leadership positions at Gap, Inc.
Christopher T. Metz, the Chairman of the Board, stated, "We are delighted to welcome Eugenia to the Vince Holding Corp. Board of Directors. Our outside directors, Eugenia, Bob and Jerome, provide the Vince Board with diverse backgrounds which will complement the skill set of our other Board members. It is a testament to the Company and its potential that we have been able to attract such outstanding outside directors to Vince."
Founded in 2002, Vince is a leading contemporary fashion brand known for its modern effortless style and everyday luxury essentials. The company offers a broad range of women's and men's ready-to-wear including its signature cashmere sweaters, leather jackets, luxe leggings, dresses, silk and woven tops, denim and footwear. Vince is carried in over 2,300 stores across 47 countries and operates 22 full-price retail locations, 6 outlet stores and its e-commerce site