Personnel Updates | Bottega Veneta Appoints Global Communications Director, Saucony Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

6月 25, 2024

Bottega Veneta

Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, under Kering Group, announced the promotion of 37-year-old Thierry Conrad Reutenauer to Global Communications Director, effective June 20. In his new role, he will report to Samuel Diep, who was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of the brand in June 2023.

Thierry Conrad Reutenauer graduated from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, majoring in Media, Corporate Communication, and Institutional Affairs. He joined Bottega Veneta in April 2020, initially serving as Senior PR Manager under then Creative Director Daniel Lee. From September 2020, he took charge of the brand’s global PR affairs. Following Daniel Lee’s departure and the appointment of new Creative Director Matthieu Blazy, Thierry Conrad Reutenauer began overseeing Bottega Veneta’s global PR and communications efforts.

Prior to his tenure at Bottega Veneta, Thierry Conrad Reutenauer started his career at the Karla Otto advertising agency in Paris. Before joining Bottega Veneta, he served as the Head of PR, Events, and Celebrity Relations for the French luxury brand Chloé from 2014 to 2020.


On June 18, Saucony, a high-performance running and lifestyle brand under Wolverine World Wide, announced the appointment of Joy Allen-Altimare as Global Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. In her role, Allen-Altimare will be responsible for developing and executing Saucony’s global brand strategies, including brand positioning, direct-to-consumer strategies, advertising, digital strategy, international growth plans, and the global expansion of the brand’s heritage lifestyle business. Allen-Altimare will report directly to Saucony Global Brand President Rob Griffiths and join the brand’s senior leadership team.

Allen-Altimare holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Boston University and a certificate in Fostering Inclusion and Diversity from Yale School of Management. Currently residing in New York City with her family, she also serves on the boards of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Girls Foundation of Tanzania.

Before joining Saucony, Allen-Altimare had over 24 years of experience in brand innovation and was an expert advisor on growth, innovation, and technology challenges for corporations. Most recently, she served as Chief Revenue Officer for Havas Media Network North America, overseeing client experience, growth, and multicultural teams. Prior to that, she was the Chief Marketing Officer at Kindbody, a tech-driven fertility clinic platform, where she played a key role in shaping its unique brand positioning and member experience. Before Kindbody, she served as Chief Revenue Officer for EHE Health, a leading provider network and preventive healthcare organization.


American teen accessories retailer Claire’s announced the appointment of Chris Cramer as interim CEO, replacing Ryan Vero, effective immediately. The company stated in a press release that Chris Cramer would also continue in his roles as CFO and COO.

Chris Cramer holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. Before joining Claire’s, Chris Cramer spent over 20 years in leadership positions at Bath & Body Works and L Brands, most recently serving as COO. He also served as President of Parade, a lingerie and lifestyle apparel retailer, and held leadership roles at IBM and Accenture (Andersen Consulting).

Russell & Bromley

Luxury footwear and accessories retailer Russell & Bromley announced the appointment of its first Creative Director, Daniel Beardsworth-Shaw. This marks the first time in the company’s 140-year history that design work has been brought in-house.

Daniel Beardsworth-Shaw has joined the executive leadership team and will oversee brand and product direction, reporting to CEO Andrew Bromley. His first collection will debut in Fall 2025.

Daniel Beardsworth-Shaw’s career spans luxury and retail sectors, leading design and product development for British heritage brand Hunter and popular activewear brand Sweaty Betty. He has also worked for an extended period at British designer Christopher Raeburn’s ready-to-wear (RTW) and accessories brand.

This appointment coincides with the company’s relocation of its global headquarters to Kingly St W1 in the heart of Soho, London. The new headquarters spans three floors and will house all functional departments, including a dedicated design and creative studio for the first time.


British luxury jewelry box brand Wolf announced the appointment of Christopher Strange as its Sales Director for the UK and Ireland.

Christopher Strange studied silversmithing, goldsmithing, and jewelry at the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester. With over 20 years of experience in the watch and jewelry industry, he previously served as Global Sales Manager for Time Products UK, driving growth in the duty-free, airline, ferry, and cruise sectors.

Wolf’s CEO Simon Wolf commented on the appointment, stating, “Establishing and supporting our business across the UK is crucial.” Earlier this month, Wolf opened its first pop-up store in Covent Garden, London. Simon Wolf described the 945-square-foot pop-up store as part of the brand’s ongoing activities and launches, celebrating its 190th anniversary this year.

| Sources: Brand/Company websites, Executive LinkedIn profiles, Fashion Network, Milano Finanza, Reuters, Retail Gazette

| Image Credit: Brand/Company websites, Executive LinkedIn profiles

| Editor: Liu Jun