Robert Graham and Hudson Jeans parent company Centric Brands, formerly known as Differential Brands Group, has announced that Anurup Pruthi has joined the company and has assumed the role of chief financial officer, effective immediately. Pruthi will report to Jason Rabin, chief executive officer.
Pruthi most recently served as chief financial officer at The Children’s Place, the largest pure-play children’s specialty retailer in North America with annual sales of nearly $2.0 billion and more than 1,000 stores across the globe. Prior to this role, Pruthi served as the chief financial officer of the retail subsidiary of Reliance Industries, as well as the chief executive officer of the Future Group business consulting and services company. He also held senior executive financial and operational positions at Burberry PLC, Mexx Europe Holding, a subsidiary of Liz Claiborne, Inc., and at Liz Claiborne.
“We are thrilled to have a seasoned retail executive like Anurup join our team as we begin to build and grow Centric Brands,” said Rabin. “With more than 25 years of experience spanning numerous financial and operational roles at large retail and consumer branded companies across the globe, Anurup brings extensive knowledge and expertise to our executive team. I look forward to partnering with him as we leverage and grow our core expertise in women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel and accessories.”
“I am extremely excited to join Centric Brands Inc. today,” added Pruthi. “I look forward to working with Jason and the talented executive team to capitalize on the many opportunities that lie ahead for the Company and deliver value to our shareholders.”
In addition, Centric Brands has also announced that Glenn Krevlin will join the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Krevlin is founder, principal & portfolio manager of Glenhill Capital, a fundamental equity investment manager founded in 2001. Prior to founding Glenhill Capital, he was partner & portfolio manager at Cumberland Associates for 11 years and began his career at Goldman Sachs. Krevlin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Design Within Reach, Inc. and served as a member of the Board of Directors for Restoration Hardware Inc for over 15 years.
“Glenn brings over thirty years of experience advising and investing in top-tier consumer brands. He holds long standing positions on other public company consumer boards of directors and has been instrumental in helping to lead various growth efforts for companies,” said William Sweedler, managing partner of Tengram Capital Partners LP and chairman of the Board of Directors. “We’re thrilled that Glenn has joined the Centric Brands board and know that he will be a valuable addition to our team as we continue to grow the Company and pursue the market opportunities ahead.”