Marchionni Leaves Dolce & Gabbana to Become Lands’ End CEO

by Harry Sheff

Federica MarchionniFederica Marchionni is leaving her position as president of Dolce & Gabbana USA to become CEO of Lands’ End. She succeeds Edgar Huber, who is resigning after nearly four years.

“We are delighted that Federica Marchionni is joining Lands’ End,” commented Lands’ End board chair Josephine Linden in a statement. “She has proven product development, retail and international experience, a tremendous passion for success, and a deep network of relationships across the fashion, consumer and retail landscapes. She also fully embraces the principles of quality, value and service on which Gary Comer founded Lands’ End in 1963. We are confident she will build upon the company’s legacy as a classic American brand with a keen eye toward its future as a global lifestyle brand.”

Linden added, “On behalf of the entire board and Lands’ End organization, we truly appreciate Edgar Huber’s steady leadership prior to and during the spin-off from Sears Holdings Corporation.”

Marchionni has been president of Dolce & Gabbana USA since 2011. Before joining the company in 2001, she spent several years in sales and marketing positions at mobile phone manufacturers— Samsung, Phillips and Ericsson. She also worked as an SVP at Ferrari for a year in 2011 before returning to Dolce & Gabbana.

“I have long admired Lands’ End’s powerful platform and I am excited to lead this iconic company,” said Marchionni. “I have great respect and appreciation for what the Lands’ End team has accomplished to date, and I look forward to leveraging Lands’ End’s strong foundation to expand the brand into new markets and channels over time while remaining true to the brand’s core values and customer base. I join the Lands’ End family with the clear goal of moving the company forward by working with the Board to identify and pursue growth in key areas, collaborating with and inspiring our people to find new ways to delight customers, and delivering improved financial performance for our shareholders. I cannot wait to get started to take advantage of the significant opportunities ahead.”