by Stephen Garner

Joanne Crevoiserat, who has served as the interim chief executive officer at Tapestry, Inc. since July 2020 is now officially the full-time CEO.

Crevoiserat is also expected to be appointed as a member of Tapestry’s board of directors at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. Susan Kropf, an independent member of Tapestry’s board of directors since June 2006, will continue to serve as chair of the board.

Prior to joining the company, Crevoiserat was Executive vice president and chief operating officer at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from February 2017 to June 2019. She joined Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2014 as chief financial officer and also served as executive vice president, CFO and COO, and interim principal executive officer during her tenure with the company.

Prior to joining Abercrombie & Fitch, she served in a number of senior management roles at Kohl’s Corporation including executive vice president of finance and executive vice president of merchandise planning and allocation. Prior to her time with Kohl’s, Crevoiserat held senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores, including chief financial officer of the Filene’s, Foley’s, and Famous-Barr brands.

“After completing a comprehensive internal and external search, the Board unanimously concluded that Joanne is the best candidate to lead Tapestry’s next chapter of growth as CEO,” said Kropf. “Since taking on the role of Interim CEO in July, Joanne has led with a customer-centric, data-driven approach, an understanding of the unique needs and advantages of our house of brands and a focus on execution and growth. Joanne has a passion for our brands and our company, deep financial and operational expertise, and a belief in the power of our teams. She has been instrumental in setting Tapestry’s strategic agenda and has a clear vision for what is needed to drive our success in the future.”

“I am thrilled to be leading Tapestry, with its three powerful brands, exceptional people, and tremendous growth potential,” added Crevoiserat. “Since joining the company over a year ago, I have been focused on unlocking the power of our talented teams by establishing clear priorities and building a culture of trust and empowerment. I am excited about the opportunities ahead as we execute on our acceleration program, which I am confident will create stronger connections with our customers and fuel long-term growth and improved profitability.”