Deckers Brands Appoints Independent Director

Deckers Brands Appoints Independent Director

Deckers Brands announced the appointment of Victor Luis to its Board of Directors. Coinciding with this appointment, Deckers also announced that James Quinn has resigned from its Board.

From January 2014 to September 2019, Luis served as the CEO and on the board of directors of Tapestry, Inc. (formerly known as Coach, Inc.) where he led the company’s transformation into Tapestry Inc., a New York-based house of luxury brands including Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Luis joined Coach, Inc. in 2006 as president and CEO, Coach Japan and assumed additional leadership responsibilities across Asia and Europe, becoming chief commercial officer in 2013 and then chief executive officer of Coach, Inc. in 2014.

Prior to joining Coach, Inc., from 2002 to 2006, Luis was the president and chief executive officer of Baccarat, Inc., where he ran the North American operation of the French luxury brand. Luis joined the Moët-Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group (LVMH) in 1995 advancing to president and chief executive officer of its subsidiary Givenchy, Japan Inc. before leaving LVMH in 2002.

“I am excited to join the Deckers Board of Directors. I have long admired its portfolio of iconic brands that blend fashion and performance innovation to drive consumer connections,” said Luis. “I look forward to supporting the management team in the execution of global strategies that build upon the success they have driven over the past few years.”

This appointment coincides with the resignation of James Quinn. Quinn has served as a member of the Deckers Board since 2011. “On behalf of our management team and the Board, I would like to thank Jim for his service to Deckers Brands over the past eight-plus years,” said Devine. “We are grateful for his contributions to our organization and wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.”

Deckers Brands portfolio includes Ugg, Koolaburra, Hoka One One, Teva, and Sanuk.