Highline United Group Announces CEO Departure

May 23, 2014, 13:23 ET from Highline United Group

NEW YORK, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- THE HIGHLINE UNITED GROUP, a leading footwear and accessories wholesale and retail company, announced today that Rick Paterno will step down as CEO effective June 6th, 2014 for personal reasons and to spend more time with his family.  The company will be looking at both internal and external candidates to replace Mr. Paterno's position. "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Highline," said Rick Paterno, "I'm sad to leave, but feel that with the restructure complete, I am leaving the Group in an excellent position.

"Rick has been extremely effective these past 18 months in reorganizing our group and creating a strong platform for future growth," said Roger Monks C.O.O / E.V.P, "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

About Highline United Group:  Founded in 2005, Highline United Group has grown both in the US and internationally into a firm with an expansive portfolio of fashion-forward footwear brands including: Elie Tahari, Tahari, Ellen Tracy, Ash, French Connection, Luxury Rebel and Julian Hakes.  The firm has offices in New York City as well as Boston, Montreal, London, Munich. 

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