Cole Haan
by Stephen Garner

Cole HaanAmerican lifestyle accessories brand and retailer Cole Haan has announced the appointment of Tom Linko as its new chief financial officer.

Linko brings a wealth of experience to this role, having served most recently as CFO of Kate Spade & Co., where he oversaw and lead their global finance team that included accounting, reporting, treasury, tax, internal audit, FP&A and global planning.

“We are delighted Tom Linko has joined Cole Haan as CFO,” said Jack Boys, the chief executive officer of Cole Haan. “His unique pedigree makes him ideal for Cole Haan. His experience in growth-oriented, multi-channel, global fashion and lifestyle brands will serve a vital role on our management team at a time when Cole Haan is gaining market share and expanding globally.”

“I am thrilled to be joining one of the strongest American brands in the marketplace that is bridging technology and innovation with classic style,” added Linko. “It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring my experience in the fashion industry to a growth brand such as Cole Haan.”