NEW YORK, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE), a leading contemporary fashion brand ("Vince" or the "Company"), today announced that Mark Brody has been appointed interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brody was most recently Managing Director and Group CFO at Sun Capital Partners, Inc. He replaces Lisa Klinger who resigned from the Company, effective immediately.
Jill Granoff, Chief Executive Officer of Vince, commented, "We are delighted that Mark has agreed to step into the CFO role on an interim basis while we conduct a search for a permanent replacement. He has been a director on our Board since 2008 and we believe he is uniquely qualified to serve in this role given his in-depth knowledge of the Vince business and organization, as well as his strong financial and operational background. I look forward to partnering with Mark and leveraging his valuable insights into our business as we continue pursuing our key growth initiatives. We thank Lisa for her numerous contributions to Vince, including her support during our IPO process and the terrific team she has built, and wish her well in her future endeavors."
Mr. Brody has 30 years of senior finance and executive management experience. During his tenure at Sun Capital, he has been responsible for the business unit operational and financial oversight of a variety of portfolio companies, including Vince, Gordmans Stores, The Limited, and Kellwood. Mr. Brody worked extensively on the operational and financial separation of Vince from Kellwood, as well as the related IPO and secondary offering. Prior to joining Sun Capital Partners, Mr. Brody served from 2001 to 2006 as CFO for Flight Options, a high growth fractional jet business. Prior to Flight Options, he held other senior finance roles for manufacturing-related public companies. He started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young. Mr. Brody currently serves on the Board of Vince Holding Corp. and Gordmans Stores, Inc.
VINCE is a leading contemporary fashion brand best known for modern effortless style and everyday luxury essentials. Established in 2002, the brand now offers a wide range of women's, men's and children's apparel, women's and men's footwear, and handbags. Vince products are sold in prestige distribution worldwide, including over 2,500 distribution locations across 42 countries. With corporate headquarters in New York and its design studio in Los Angeles, the Company operates 32 full-price retail stores, 10 outlet stores and its ecommerce site, VINCE.com. Please visit www.VINCE.com for more information.
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