Deckers Names New Overseas Head

Deckers Outdoor Corp. has a new head of business overseas.

The Goleta, Calif.-based company appointed former Urban Outfitters global president Stephen Murray as its president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, effective June 1. Murray will be responsible for Deckers’ subsidiary and distributor businesses, including Ugg, Teva, Tsubo and Simple.

Prior to joining Deckers, Murray was global president at Urban Outfitters, where he was charged with leading the brand, stores and e-commerce in North America and Europe. He’s also served as the president of the VF Action Sports Coalition, overseeing brands Vans and Reef.

“We have been searching for the ideal candidate for this role for quite some time,” said Deckers Chairman, President and CEO Angel Martinez in a written statement. “In Steve Murray we have found the unique combination of footwear and lifestyle brand building and global expertise that we need at a time when our international business is poised for growth unlike anything we’ve seen in the past.”

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