Coach’s search for a chief executive has ended in-house.
The upscale accessories brand, which is owned by Tapestry, has appointed Todd Kahn as CEO and brand president of Coach, effective immediately. Kahn has served in the role on an interim basis since July 2020.
Kahn joined the company as senior VP, general counsel and secretary in January 2008 and held a number of successively senior roles.
“Todd has done a tremendous job leading Coach over the last nine months, delivering exceptional business results, while effectively navigating the pandemic,” said Joanne Crevoiserat, CEO of Tapestry. “Importantly, during this time, the brand has been building momentum through the recruitment of new, younger customers and the acceleration of digital.”
“In addition,” Crevoiserat continued, “throughout his 13-year tenure with the company, he has been instrumental in shaping our strategic agenda as well as developing empowered and inclusive teams. Todd has both deep industry and company experience, bringing a unique balance of brand stewardship and commercial capabilities.”
Added, Kahn: “We will deliver the blend of magic and logic that make our brand and business distinctive, providing customers around the world with authentic, compelling product and experiences under Stuart Vevers’ creative direction, underpinned by a focus on operational excellence to support enhanced profitability.”