Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Naked Brand adds three veteran executives to management
Naked Brand adds three veteran executives to management
23
Jun '14
Naked Brand Group, Inc. announced the addition of three veteran apparel executives to its senior management team. Carole Hochman joins as CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Michael Flanagan as COO/CFO, and Carlos Serra as the VP of Sales and Merchandising. Naked's greatly enhanced leadership group will pursue an ambitious strategy to establish Naked as a global lifestyle brand offering innovative and luxurious inner, lounge, sleep and active wear to both men and women.
 
"I am thrilled to announce this addition of enormous talent and experience to our team," said Joel Primus, Founder & President of Naked. "Carole's unparalleled skill, wisdom and guidance will be paramount to the future growth and expansion of the Naked brand and I am honored to work alongside her. Michael and Carlos bring tremendous additional knowledge and expertise to our company. We now have a powerhouse team that brings great promise for the future of Naked."
 
Carole Hochman, Naked's new CEO, Creative Officer and Board Chair, is a renowned designer and sleepwear pioneer. She is considered one of the single most influential women in the intimate apparel and sleepwear business in the United States. For over 30 years, Carole has been creating intimate apparel and was the driving force behind the Carole Hochman Design Group, for which she served as Chief Creative Officer until her departure in 2013 and for which she previously served as CEO until its acquisition by Komar in 2010. Under Carole's leadership, the Carole Hochman Design Group manufactured Carole Hochman brand of sleepwear, loungewear and daywear, and numerous sleepwear collections including Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Jockey, Donna Karan, Tommy Bahama and Betsey Johnson.
 
Michael Flanagan, Naked's new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, brings more than 30 years of successful apparel experience in both finance and operations. Michael began his career at Warnaco Inc., a Fortune 500 Apparel Company, where he managed cost accounting, financial accounting and internal audit for multiple divisions. At Crystal Brands, another Fortune 500 apparel company, Michael served as Internal Audit Manager.
 
Michael next spent 13 years at Brooks Brothers Inc., serving as CFO and Senior Vice President of Finance and Logistics where he helped grow the company from less than $200 million in sales to over $650 million. In 2001, as CFO, Michael partnered with Morgan Stanley and helped lead the team, as CFO, selling Brooks Brothers to Retail Brand Alliance in 2002. From 2003 to 2009, Michael served as the COO/CFO of luxury brand, Nat Nast Inc., after which he became COO/CFO of Summit Golf Brands until 2013.
 
Carlos Serra, Naked's incoming Vice President of Sales and Merchandising, is a senior sales, merchandising and marketing executive with over 18 years of experience in the intimate apparel industry. Carlos began his career at Macy's and has worked in the strategic sales, development, merchandising and marketing divisions for the distribution of men's and women's collections for brands such as Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Polo Ralph Lauren. He has worked with product development teams worldwide to create the proper assortment mix for global distribution within wholesale and proprietary distribution channels. 
 

Naked Brand


Must ReadView All

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

Textiles | On 16th Dec 2017

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved a special...

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and...

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

US retailers’ ability to offer consumers quality products at...

Interviews View All

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.1%
No
13.8%
Skip
18.1%

Total Votes: 94

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.8%
No
29.8%
Skip
7.4%

Total Votes: 94

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
9.6%
Skip
3.2%

Total Votes: 94

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.9%
No
8.5%
Skip
9.6%

Total Votes: 94


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search