New York City — The Jones Group Inc. has appointed Scott Bowman to the newly created role of group president of global retail and international development, effective immediately. Bowman will oversee the international strategy and operations of retail and licensing for the company's portfolio of fashion brands. He will report to Richard Dickson, president and CEO of branded businesses at The Jones Group.
"We are excited to welcome such an accomplished and talented fashion executive as Scott Bowman," says Dickson. "Scott's unique expertise and vision will be a valuable asset in managing the continued international expansion of our portfolio of fashion brands as we continue to build The Jones Group into the leading global fashion company defined by premier brands led by exceptional talent."
In his new role, Bowman will oversee a recently established international division, as well as the existing retail and licensing divisions to integrate strategy, meet growing global demand for the company's portfolio of brands and position Jones for continued international growth. His appointment will also support the company's recent international expansion driven by the acquisitions of luxury brands Kurt Geiger, Stuart Weitzman and Brian Atwood.
Bowman brings more than 30 years of extensive experience in retail and brand management to The Jones Group including his position as CEO of Scott Bowman Associates, a global brand advisory firm. Prior roles include president of international business development for Polo Ralph Lauren and CEO of Marc Jacobs International.
The Jones Group Inc. is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags.
Its internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, B Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Jones Wear, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Sam & Libby, Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo, Rafe (L) and C&T Costello Tagliapietra (L).
For more information, visit www.jonesgroupinc.com.
SOURCE: The Jones Group, Inc.