Executive Moves at Harrys, KCP, Aerosoles

Harrys of London
Harrys of London named Giuseppe Bonfiglio as CEO of the men’s shoe and accessories company.

Bonfiglio has held senior positions at such luxury firms as Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney and Etro. Most recently, he was president of Lambertson Truex, where he managed the sale of the brand to Tiffany & Co.

At Harrys, he joins creative director Kevin Martel in continuing the expansion of the business and raising the profile of the brand.

“Giuseppe’s deep experience in footwear and accessories, coupled with his business expertise makes him the ideal person to partner with Kevin as we lead the brand into a new phase of growth,” said Chairman Marty Wikstrom, CEO of fashion and accessories for Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and founding partner of Atelier Management LLC (a principal investor in Harrys of London).

Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. appointed Scott Currie as VP of global communications, effective June 30.

Currie will develop the company’s global public relations strategies, including various philanthropic initiatives, such as The Awearness Fund, which launched in early 2008. Additionally, he will oversee corporate, brand and fashion publicity for all product categories both domestically and abroad and special events. He will report to Kristen Dykstra, SVP and CMO.

With more than 20 years of experience in public relations, Currie most recently served at Elie Tahari as VP of global communications. He has also worked for Susan Magrino Agency and Loving & Weintraub.

“Scott is an accomplished PR executive who brings extensive experience in multifaceted communications strategies,” Dykstra said in a statement. “I am confident he will be a great asset to the company as we take steps to energize the brand in new and innovative ways.”

Sandy Gabriele has been raised to SVP of First Cost, a division of Aerosoles.

Gabriele will be charged with sales and product planning strategy for First Cost, which buys shoes for private-label Aerosoles accounts and sells to retailers such as DSW and Shoe Carnival, as well as to Target and Bass. She also will work to expand the company’s existing core businesses: marketing concepts, pricing models and promotional vehicles.
“We are experiencing positive results with the strategies that have been put in place over the last year and plan to build on that momentum and success,” Gabriele said in a statement.
Gabriele joined Aerosoles in 1999 as a sales analyst before being promoted to Northeast sales executive for First Cost in 2006. She left Aerosoles later that year to start the private-label division at The Fashion House in Los Angeles and returned to Aerosoles in 2007 as a senior designer. She became the national sales manager for First Cost in 2008.


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