DANSKO’S EXECUTIVE VP OF SALES AND MARKETING DAVID MURPHY TO RETIRE...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Posted by: NSRA
Executive VP of Sales and Marketing David Murphy to retire; Dansko
executives Kitty Bolinger and Ebeth Pitman named as successors
Dansko LLC today announced that the company’s Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, David
will be retiring at the end of April. Murphy joined Dansko in 2006 and
will continue to serve in his current role as Director on the Dansko
Board of Directors. Murphy’s retirement
will bring to a close an over 35 year career in the footwear industry,
which also included leadership roles with Sperry Topsider, Sebago and
Mandy Cabot, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Dansko said, "Over the
past eight years, David has served as an integral member of the Dansko
leadership team and I have the greatest respect and gratitude for his
innumerable contributions. We wish him the most
wonderful retirement and look forward to his continued role on the
Dansko Board of Directors. Meantime, we will manage an orderly
over the next few months”.
Bolinger will be promoted to Executive VP Sales from her current
position of VP Sales. In her new role, she will assume all sales
management responsibility for Dansko, both US
and International. Bolinger joined Dansko in 2010 following prior sales
management positions at Timberland, Geox and Orthaheel.
Ebeth Pitman, VP Marketing, will continue to lead all marketing
activities for the brand. Prior to joining Dansko in 2007, Pitman was
Marketing Communications Leader at W.L. Gore & Associates, with
prior consumer brand management experience at both U.K. and
U.S. based advertising agencies.
Going forward both Bolinger and Pitman will report directly to Mandy Cabot, Co-Founder, President and CEO.
is always focused on sustainable business practices. Our succession
planning has provided us with the continuity we desire,” continued
Cabot. "Both Kitty
and Ebeth are proven, highly regarded executives in our industry and we
look forward to their leadership in guiding our sales and marketing
activities as we move forward”.
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Meghan Peiffer, Dansko