by Stephen Garner

Tapestry has named Todd Kahn as chief executive officer and brand president of Coach, effective immediately, following a comprehensive search.

In this role, Kahn is now responsible for all aspects of the brand globally, reporting to Joanne Crevoiserat, chief executive officer of Tapestry. Kahn joined the company in January 2008 and has held a number of leadership roles within the organization, most recently serving as Interim chief executive officer and brand president of Coach since July 2020.

Kahn has served as interim chief executive officer and brand president of Coach since July 2020 and has led the revenue-generating business units of the brand since March 2020. He joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary in January 2008 and held a number of successively senior roles, including serving as chief legal officer until March 2020, company secretary until August 2020, and president & chief administrative officer from May 2016 to the present. Prior to joining the company, Kahn, a seasoned industry veteran, held leadership positions at several public and private companies.

“I am delighted to announce Todd’s appointment as chief executive officer and brand president of Coach,” said Crevoiserat. “Todd has done a tremendous job leading Coach over the last nine months, delivering exceptional business results, while effectively navigating the pandemic. Importantly, during this time, the brand has been building momentum through the recruitment of new, younger customers and the acceleration of Digital. In addition, 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. I am confident that he is the right person to lead Coach, partnering closely with me and the senior management team as we continue to advance our Acceleration Program.”

“Coach is an iconic brand with a remarkable 80-year history and incredibly talented teams,” added Kahn. “I am honored to lead the brand and passionate about the opportunities ahead as we continue to implement a purpose-led, consumer-centric, and data-driven approach to fueling innovation across customer touchpoints. 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’s creative direction, underpinned by a focus on operational excellence to support enhanced profitability. Further, under Joanne’s leadership, I look forward to continuing to collaborate across the organization as we leverage Tapestry’s differentiated, multi-brand platform to drive long-term growth.”