Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, President & Chief Executive Officer, Americas, and Global Head of the Luxury Practice at ESW (formerly eShopWorld) is known for being a transformational leader possessing a proven record in digital innovation, customer experience, global brand development, and international strategy. His earlier background with other well-known global brands included EMAAR Malls PJSC, owner of The Dubai Mall, and Marks and Spencer PLC. Patrick’s tenure also includes working within the beauty, cosmetic, and fragrances industry with The Estee Lauder Companies, Parfums Christian Dior at LVMH, and Elizabeth Arden spanning e-commerce, retail and wholesale globally is immense. Additionally, Patrick has served as a Board Member actively participating with Brown-Forman, Flow Water, HSNi, Purdue University, Prince’s Trust to name a few.READ FULL ARTICLE
Pivot Perfect | Kevin Corning: International Lifestyle Sets the Course for Military and Career Journey
Kevin Corning is President, Latin America for Bata Corporation – a family-owned business founded in 1894, and the world’s second-largest shoemaker by volume, known for innovation and designing stylish and comfortable footwear. He is based in Santiago, Chile, and is responsible for leading this omnichannel footwear and accessories business with 1000 stores and operations in six countries, including DTC, along with three manufacturing factories. His current role is a comprehensive range of accountability including creative ideation, merchandising, brand marketing, product development, supply chain, and emerging technology. Given Kevin’s diverse and well-rounded international background and having worked within the consumer package goods, industrial, accessories, apparel, and footwear sectors, he is able to contribute significant knowledge and a fresh perspective to many facets of the business.READ FULL ARTICLE
Pivot Perfect | Jill Granoff: Passion, Purpose, and People – Keys to Building Brands and Future Leaders
Jill Granoff, Managing Partner of global private equity giant Eurazeo and CEO of its Brands division focused on high growth consumer and retail brands. Based in New York, she is responsible for leading investment activities and overseeing the performance of Brands’ portfolio companies globally. Jill is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience leading consumer-driven companies. She is best known as a strategist and brand builder in the beauty, fashion, and retail industries. Prior to this, she was the CEO of Vince, where she led its IPO achieving a $1B market cap.
Prior to this role, Jill was the CEO of Kellwood Company and Kenneth Cole Productions. Earlier in her career, she held executive positions at Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret, and Liz Claiborne, where she had global responsibility for Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, and Lucky Brand. She has also served on the boards of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Demandware (now Salesforce Commerce Cloud), Cosmetic Executive Women, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a long-standing member of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women and has received numerous awards and recognition for her visionary leadership.The Brownestone Group’s Tim Boerkoel conversed with Jill to discuss the major pivots in her career journey within very diverse product categories and customer markets and the strategic prowess and savoir-faire that is intertwined through all her roles.READ FULL ARTICLE
Pivot Perfect | Matt Petersen: Vulnerability and Empowerment Rise Above as Most Valuable Leadership Skills
Matt Petersen, CEO of OPTE, an incubator business from Proctor & Gamble’s (P&G) Ventures Studios, and a hybrid product for precision skincare and makeup that uses technology to reduce the need for traditional complexion products. It is unique in its combination of beauty and technology and is shaping both the personal skin care and at-home categories. As a “recovering CMO”, Matt humbly views his diverse career as the result of excellent training, modeling of several influential leaders on his path, and some courageous choices along the way. Matt previously worked in a variety of brand and marketing roles for Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Inc., PepsiCo, Jafra Cosmetics, International, and Neato Robotics, along with Board positions for Jafra, Neato, OPTE and LA’s Best.
The Brownestone Group’s Tim Boerkoel met with Matt to discuss the major pivots in his career within very diverse product and customer markets and the knowledge and expertise that is woven through all of his roles.READ FULL ARTICLE
Pivot Perfect | Ivy Ross: Artist, Learner, and Leader
Ivy Ross: Artist, Learner, and Leader
Ivy Ross is the Head of Design for Hardware Products at Google, a role designed for her given her proven strengths in creative design, brand marketing, and leadership. She honed these skills at an array of companies including Bausch & Lomb, Coach, Calvin Klein, Mattel, Old Navy, The Disney Store, Gap, and Art.com.
The Brownestone Group’s Tim Boerkoel spoke with Ivy about her left and right-brained approach to her work as a maker and manager, traversing industries as she strives to make “things” better.READ FULL ARTICLE
Pivot Perfect | Mindy Grossman: Inspiring with Passion, Purpose, and Impact
Mindy Grossman: Inspiring with Passion, Purpose, and Impact
Mindy Grossman is the President and CEO of WW (formerly Weight Watchers), continuing a tradition of bold career choices and leading brand transformations. A veteran leader of Ralph Lauren, Nike, and HSNi, and a Board Member of a diverse set of companies, she has contributed a great deal to the industries of fashion, retail, wellness and beyond.
The Brownestone Group’s Founder, Tim Boerkoel, spoke with Mindy about her ability to see opportunities for innovation, evolving teams and companies, and pivoting perfectly.READ FULL ARTICLE