Manny Chirico, the former CEO of PVH, and David Landau of LNK Partners have joined Tommy John’s Board of Directors as a part of the private equity firm’s minority investment in the company. Chirico has also made a personal, undisclosed investment in the company. In addition to joining the board and investing in the brand, Chirico has also been named Chair of the Board’s retail committee, advising on the brand’s omnichannel strategy as it relates to wholesale launches, retail store expansion, and brand evolution. Tom Patterson, Co-founder & CEO of Tommy John alongside his wife and Co-founder, Erin Fujimoto, will continue to lead the business.
“LNK Partners is fortunate to have a long and successful track record of backing founder-led businesses,” said Landau in a statement.
“As we look toward the future of the business, I’m proud to advise Tommy John as it accelerates its physical distribution and continues to evolve as the most beloved and accessible brand for all things comfort,” added Chirico.
The New York-based comfort brand was founded in 2008 and has more than 1,300 points of wholesale distribution and operates five of its own physical stores.
“Our product strategy is set to accelerate innovative solutions over the next several years through a more inclusive and versatile approach,” added Fujimoto. “We have several new product introductions and partnerships slated for 2022 and beyond and we’re thrilled to have David and Manny join the team as true thought partners in this next chapter of growth.”