The 194-year old, family-owned British shoe company C. & J. Clark has hired Giorgio Presca as CEO to replace Mike Shearwood, who resigned last June following complaints about his conduct, according to reports. Industry veteran Presca, whose resume includes stints with Diesel, VF Corp., Levis Strauss and Lotto, most recently was CEO of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand. He is slated to join Clarks this month to immediately work alongside interim CEO Stella David and take over responsibility for all operational, financial and commercial aspects of the business.
Meanwhile, fitness company Nautilus, parent of the Bowflex brand, accepted the resignation of CEO Bruce Cazenave on Friday. M. Carl Johnson, Chairman of the Nautilus board, was named interim CEO of NLS subsequently. According to a public filing, the Vancouver, WA company commenced a search for its next CEO before accepting Cazenave’s resignation.
J.C. Penney, which intends to close 18 doors this year, has hired former Target and Gap executive Michelle Wlazlo as EVP/Chief Merchant. She will report to CEO Jill Soltau. Additionally, the retailer has hired John Welling, formerly with The Michaels Companies and Walmart, as SVP of planning & allocation, and Mark Stinde as SVP of asset protection.
At Under Armour, the company has hired Tushar Goculdas, most recently VP of Emerging Markets for Adidas, to lead its operation in India.
At Nautilus, Carlos Navarro has joined the fitness company as VP/GM of Direct.