Authentic Brands Group Names Chief Financial Officer

Authentic Brands Group Names Chief Financial Officer

Authentic Brands Group (Authentic) named Kevin Wills as chief financial officer. Wills is based in the company’s New York headquarters and reports to Founder, Chairman and CEO Jamie Salter.

“Kevin brings a strong track record of guiding strong financial growth across a broad range of public and private companies,” said Salter. “His diverse experience makes him uniquely qualified to support Authentic’s expansion and accelerate our brand-building playbook worldwide.”

Wills has nearly two decades of experience in financial leadership across the fashion, retail and consulting sectors. Most recently, he was the chief financial officer and member of the executive committee at Pilot Company, the operator of travel centers in North America operating under the Pilot and Flying J brands. Before Pilot, Wills was the CFO for Tapestry Inc., parent to Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. At Saks, Inc., he worked in various financial leadership positions for 16 years. Wills was also the managing director and chief financial officer at global consulting firm AlixPartners.

“Authentic’s track record of growth is outstanding. The company has a robust market position and strong foundation to support its strategic development,” said Wills. “I am excited about the vast global opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to collaborating with Jamie, the executive team and the entire Finance department to optimize value and benefits for all shareholders.”

Authentic’s brand portfolio includes Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Shaquille O’Neal, David Beckham, Dr. J, Greg Norman, Neil Lane, Thalia, Sports Illustrated, Reebok, Brooks Brothers, Barneys New York, Judith Leiber, Ted Baker, Hunter, Vince, Hervé Léger, Hickey Freeman, Frye, Nautica, Juicy Couture, Vince Camuto, Lucky Brand, Aéropostale, Forever 21, Nine West, Eddie Bauer, Spyder, Volcom, Shark, Tretorn, Prince, Airwalk, Izod, Jones New York, Van Heusen, Hart Schaffner Marx, Arrow, and Thomasville.