Personnel Updates | Gucci Senior Vice President of Global Communications Departs, Canada Goose Adjusts Management Team

4月 03, 2024


Italian luxury brand Gucci‘s Senior Vice President of Global Communications, Benjamin Cercio, is set to depart in search of other opportunities.

Benjamin Cercio joined Gucci in November 2022 as the Director of Global Communications, overseeing all of the brand’s global communications work, including supervising public relations activities, special events, social media, and influencer marketing, as well as the artistic projects, exhibitions, and communications for the Gucci Garden and Gucci Archive.

In July 2023, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Communications, expanding his responsibilities to directly manage the Gucci Garden and Gucci Archive, further strengthening the brand’s connection with art and culture. Additionally, he was responsible for the communications strategy of Gucci Osteria and Giardino 25 in Florence, brand dining projects.

Before joining Gucci, Benjamin Cercio worked for the French luxury conglomerate LVMH at the Louis Vuitton brand for over 16 years, serving as the International Director of PR, Influencers, and Entertainment Relations before his departure.

Canada Goose

Canada Goose, a Canadian premium functional apparel and lifestyle brand, announced adjustments to its management team structure, as follows:

  • Brand and Business President Carrie Baker‘s responsibilities have been further expanded to oversee the design department, working closely with the Chairman and CEO Dani Reiss to jointly drive the continuous development of creativity, products, and brand;
  • Chief Operating Officer John Moran left on March 29; the role of President of Finance and Strategy, Beth Clymer, will expand to the operations department to replace John Moran, closely working with the operations leadership team and Dani Reiss;
  • Chief Transformation Officer Daniel Binder‘s responsibilities have expanded to oversee global stores, with decades of experience in luxury retail, previously holding management positions at LVMH’s DFS and other leading luxury retailers.

Additionally, as part of the transformation plan, Canada Goose also announced a redesign of its global company workforce, reducing about 17% of positions.

Vince Holding

The American luxury lifestyle brand Vince announced the resignation of CEO Jack Schwefel, with board member and former CFO David Stefko taking over as interim CEO, effective immediately.

David Stefko has over 30 years of senior financial and executive management experience, serving as the company’s CFO since 2015 until his retirement in 2023, and became a member of the Vince board in June. He previously served as the company’s interim CEO from August 2020 to March 2021.

Jack Schwefel became the CEO of Vince in March 2021, previously serving as the CEO of American retailer Cost Plus and holding executive positions at Dutch Fashion LLC, Gap, Esprit, and Kohl’s.


British luxury department store Selfridges announced the departure of CFO Preetha McCann at the beginning of the month, just four months after her appointment.

Additionally, a series of documents submitted by the company show that Preetha McCann no longer serves as a director of several companies under Selfridges since the beginning of the month.

Before joining Selfridges, Preetha McCann worked at Ernst & Young (EY).

Elite World Group

The international model management agency Elite World Group announced Flavio Facincani as the Director of Brand, Licensing, and Sponsorship Business.

Elite World Group’s agencies include Elite, The Society, Women, Women 360, Supreme, and EWG Management.

In his new position, Flavio Facincani will be responsible for enhancing and expanding the licensing business for all brands within the group, including Elite.

Flavio Facincani previously served as the Director of Licensing Business at the Italian fashion brand management company Swinger International for many years, managing multiple brands including Genny, Versace Jeans Couture, Just Cavalli, Liu Jo, and Blumarine.

Elite World Group is in a phase of restructuring, expanding its board last year, which now consists of three members. The latest board member, Michelle-Marie Heinemann Scaglia, will also serve as a consultant for the company.

| Source: Official press releases

| Image Credit: Group official website

| Editor: LeZhi