Company Adds Key Players to Complete New Leadership Team
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 24, 2013--
Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) today announced the appointment of Nicholas
Drake as Chief Marketing Officer, effective July 1.
“We have reorganized our senior management structure in order to
centralize key functions and responsibilities across the organization,”
said Andy Mooney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver,
Inc. “We recently named global heads of apparel, footwear, and supply
chain, and, with the appointment of Nick Drake, we have added a creative
and talented executive to lead our global marketing efforts.
“Over the course of Nick’s career, he has developed and executed highly
successful, award winning campaigns for global brands such as adidas,
Gatorade, Nokia, Vodafone and Visa. He combines extensive brand, media,
digital marketing and social media expertise with an ability to develop
innovative strategies for entering new markets.”
Drake, 38, most recently served as Managing Director of TBWA/Chiat/Day
Los Angeles, one of the world’s leading integrated advertising agencies.
The 900-person office counts such brands as adidas, Apple, Craft, Crate
& Barrel, Energizer, Gatorade, Nissan, Pepsi and Southwest Airlines as
its clients. Previously, Drake had held several senior management
positions leading TBWA Worldwide's adidas, Gatorade and Visa businesses;
he also co-founded the agency’s Innovations Lab 'Let There Be Dragons.'
Before TBWA he held a number of senior level positions in the global
brand communications and global sports marketing divisions of adidas
International during which time the brand was named world advertiser of
the year at the Cannes International advertising festival.
The company also said that it named Steve Finney as Head of Retail and
Ecommerce for North America, and John Graham as Senior Vice President –
Wholesale Sales for North America. Finney most recently served as Senior
Vice President, Global Business Development for The Walt Disney Company,
and before that, he was that company’s Senior Vice President, Global
Head of Operations; Senior Vice President, General Manager, Disney
Retail; and, Senior Vice President, General Manager, North America.
Prior to joining Quiksilver, Graham was Senior Vice President Commerce
for Easton Bell Sports. From 1995 to 2011, Graham worked for Nike, where
he rose through the management ranks, most recently as Commercial
Director Nike Action Sports. Earlier, he served as Nike’s Director of
Apparel Sales – North America, and before that, as Director of Sales –
“Both Steve and John bring outstanding skills to their new roles,”
continued Mooney. “With today’s announcement, we have substantially
completed our efforts to form a new leadership team, with world-class
Quiksilver, Inc., one of the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle
companies, designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear
and accessories. The company’s apparel and footwear brands, inspired by
a passion for outdoor action sports, represent a casual lifestyle for
young-minded people who connect with its boardriding culture and
heritage. The company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC brands have authentic
roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. The company’s products are
sold in more than 90 countries in a wide range of distribution,
including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary
Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other
specialty stores, select department stores and through various
e-commerce channels. Quiksilver’s corporate headquarters are in
Huntington Beach, California.
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Source: Quiksilver, Inc.