Authentic Brands Group Announces New CFO
The company owns brands like Neil Lane and Barneys New York.
Wills has worked in financial leadership roles for nearly 20 years for a variety of fashion, retail, and consulting companies.
Most recently, he was the chief financial officer and member of the executive committee at Pilot Company, which operates under the Pilot and Flying J Brands. The company is the largest operator of travel centers in North America, Authentic Brands Group (ABG) said.
Previously, Wills was the chief financial officer at Tapestry Inc., the parent company of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. He also served in various financial leadership positions during his 16-year tenure at Saks Inc.
He was also managing director and chief financial officer of the global consulting firm AlixPartners.
“Kevin brings a strong track record of guiding strong financial growth across a broad range of public and private companies,” said ABG Founder, Chairman, and CEO Jamie Salter.
“His diverse experience makes him uniquely qualified to support Authentic’s expansion and accelerate our brand-building playbook worldwide.”
Wills will be based at ABG’s New York City headquarters and report to Salter.
ABG is a global brand development, marketing, and entertainment company with a portfolio of more than 40 lifestyle, entertainment, and media brands.
ABG owns brands including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, David Beckham, Brooks Brothers, Barneys New York, and Neil Lane.
“Authentic’s track record of growth is outstanding. The company has a robust market position and strong foundation to support its strategic development,” said Wills.
“I am excited about the vast global opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to collaborating with Jamie, the executive team and the entire finance department to optimize value and benefits for all shareholders.”
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