19 Sep Skechers Senior Vice President, Domestic Sales, To Retire
After nearly three decades with Skechers, Senior Vice President of Domestic Sales Rick Grahamannounced his retirement.
“We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skechers this year, and Rick (Graham) has been a part of our family since the beginning,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “He excelled at the company from the moment he joined us as a regional sales rep in 1993. For 18 years, Rick served as SVP for domestic sales, guiding the best team in the business and building key relationships to help Skechers become the leader it is today. Though we will miss his insight and dedication to the company and industry, Rick leaves us prepared for the future.”
Through his tenure with Skechers, Graham was also a key account manager, regional manager and vice president, sales, women’s. He has been recognized as a Skechers President’s Award winner and gives back to the footwear industry community as a board member of the Two-Ten Foundation.
Footwear industry veteran Pete Calichman, an employee at Skechers since 2017, succeeds Graham in this position. Graham and Calichman will work together through the end of 2022.
Greenberg added: “Pete will carry the Skechers torch, and expand upon our established success thanks to his business acumen, relationships and team-building skills.”
Calichman brings over 25 years of footwear industry experience to the role, chiefly at Saucony, where he started as a sales rep and eventually became vice president of sales, national accounts. After a few years as vice president of sales with Stride Rite, Calichman joined Skechers in 2017, where he was vice president of women’s, Outdoor, Sport, Sport-Active, before his promotion to SVP of domestic sales.