Steven Madden Names Rosenfeld CEO

NEW YORK — Steven Madden Ltd. has permanently placed Edward Rosenfeld at the helm as chairman and CEO, effective immediately.

“The board of directors is very pleased that Ed has agreed to take on the role of CEO on a permanent basis,” Peter Migliorini, lead director, said in a written statement Monday. “[Rosenfeld’s] financial expertise and leadership qualities will allow him to guide the company into its next phase of growth.”

Rosenfeld, who joined Steven Madden in May 2005, previously served as interim CEO following the March departure of Jamieson Karson. Prior to that, he was the company’s EVP of strategic planning and finance.

Also on Monday, the Long Island City, N.Y.-based footwear and accessories company said Walter Yetnikoff retired as chairman and director.

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