Ross-Simons Taps Former Signet Exec as CMO

MajorsSep 09, 2021

Ross-Simons Taps Former Signet Exec as CMO

Cathy Fischer, the former senior vice president of marketing for Signet Jewelers, has joined Ross-Simons as chief marketing officer.

Ross-Simons parent company Luxury Brand Holdings hired marketing executive Cathy Fischer as the jewelry retailer’s new chief marketing officer.
Cranston, R.I.—Jewelry retailer Ross-Simons has hired a new chief marketing officer.

Former Signet Jewelers executive Cathy Fischer will be tasked with overseeing the company’s marketing and creative functions.

Prior to joining Ross-Simons, she was the senior vice president of marketing for Signet.

Her career began at consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, holding brand management and general management roles in the hair care and cosmetics categories. 

She’s also held executive-level marketing and general management roles at Glidden Paint, Goodyear and Newell-Rubbermaid.

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“Ross-Simons has an incredible set of compelling benefits for the fine jewelry customer. I am very excited to help the team shape and share these traits and continue the brand’s impressive growth,” said Fischer in a press release about her appointment.

Fischer holds more than 25 years of experience in consumer goods marketing, including eight years of experience in the fine jewelry industry.

In her new role, she will report directly to Jim Speltz, president and CEO of Ross-Simons.

“I am so pleased to welcome Cathy to the Ross-Simons family,” said Speltz. 

“Her experience in consumer goods and e-commerce marketing, along with her experience and passion for fine jewelry, is an exciting combination. I am confident that Cathy will help to expand our brand presence and reinforce our position as America’s favorite jeweler.”

Founded in 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island, Ross-Simons, a subsidiary of Luxury Brand Holdings Inc., is a multi-channel jewelry retailer, operating online and via its flagship store in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.

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