John varvatos names mark brashear as new president and ceo

by Brian Lipton
Mark Brashear and John Varvatos
Mark Brashear and John Varvatos

Mark Brashear has been named president and CEO of John Varvatos Enterprises, effective immediately. In his new role, Brashear will focus on building upon the strong brand foundation and growing the business domestically and internationally in both digital and brick and mortar.

Most recently, Brashear was president, Michael Kors Men’s, Global. Prior to this post, he was the chairman and CEO, Hugo Boss, Americas for over five years. Before that, he was president of Faconnable for seven years. He has also held several senior executive titles within the Nordstrom organization throughout his more than 22 year history with the company.

“The opportunity to lead the John Varvatos business is fantastic. Working with John and the JV team is an opportunity for me to leverage my passion for the menswear business,” said Brashear.

“I am very excited Mark is joining the Varvatos family,” said John Varvatos. “He’s passionate, strategic, a brand builder and a strong leader. He is the perfect fit for the JV brand. He has great relationships with our retail partners and will add immense value thus ensuring that we meet our strategic growth and financial initiatives.”

As MR previously reported, former president and CEO Cristiano Quieti departed the company in earlier last month.