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Deckers Brands' appoints David Lafitte as COO
Jan '15
Mr. David Lafitte
Mr. David Lafitte
Deckers Brands, a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories, has appointed David Lafitte as the Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective February 2, 2015.

Lafitte has served as general counsel of Deckers since January 2012 and was a shareholder in the law firm, Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, P.C. where he was a member of the firm’s board of directors and executive committee.

He is specialized in corporate and securities law with an emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, securities offerings and technology licensing. He has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in the US for corporate law for the past seven years. He received a J.D. from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado.

Angel Martinez, president, chief executive officer and chair of the board of directors said, “David has been a key member of our management team during a period of significant expansion. He is a natural leader and team player and has demonstrated an ability to navigate the many facets of our fast-growing and evolving business. We will benefit from his experience and deep knowledge gained from working with a wide range of companies in diverse industries, particularly as we look to drive best practices and further innovate our manufacturing, IT and inventory management functions.”

Lafitte said, “Deckers is developing a compelling consumer-centric global business model that is supported by a diverse portfolio of brands, a culture of innovation and a commitment to fostering engaging, convenient and seamless shopping experiences for consumers. I am excited to contribute to further building on a first-class infrastructure and supporting our strategic expansion.”

Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 138 company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores. (GK)

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