RODRIGO BAZAN TO JOIN THOM BROWNE NEW YORK AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
New York – May 5, 2016
Thom Browne Inc. (“TBI”) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Rodrigo Bazan as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bazan was also elected to TBI’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Bazan brings 15 years of leadership experience in the industry, most recently as President of Alexander Wang where he was a key architect of the company’s global strategy. Prior to Alexander Wang, Mr. Bazan held various senior executive positions at Gucci Group and LVMH over a 10 year period.
Thom Browne stated, “I am excited for Rodrigo to join Thom Browne because of his commitment and understanding of the culture and his long term vision for the growth of the Thom Browne business. With his leadership, he will be able to guide Thom Browne both as an important business and an important collection for both men and women worldwide.”
Mr. Bazan’s appointment comes immediately following the closing of Sandbridge Capital’s acquisition of Thom Browne from Stripe International last month.
Ken Suslow, Managing Partner of Sandbridge Capital and Chairman of Thom Browne, remarked, “I could not be more enthused to be naming such an impressive and accomplished executive as Rodrigo to be CEO of Thom Browne. I look forward to working closely with both Thom and Rodrigo as we execute upon the many exciting growth initiatives ahead with a best-in-class executive team.”
Rodrigo Bazan commented, “I am very honored to join Thom Browne and work with Thom and the talented teams that have helped create such a great brand. Thom has developed a modern fashion house, deeply rooted in American culture and with a strong point of view. This is a great foundation on which we can continue to develop a leading global business and I look forward to helping to write the next chapter in the history of the brand.”
About Thom Browne
Thom Browne (www.thombrowne.com) is a leading global luxury ready-to-wear and accessories brand. The brand is currently offered in over 180 leading department store and specialty boutique doors across twenty five countries as well as online and through 15 directly operated flagship stores, concessions and franchise stores in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and London. Browne’s innovations in tailoring have been closely identified with positively impacting the paradigm of men’s and women’s fashion. Browne has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2006 and 2013, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 as well as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012. Thom Browne began his business with five suits and a small by-appointment-only shop in 2001 and subsequently introduced his first ready-to-wear collection in 2003.
About Sandbridge Capital
Sandbridge Capital (www.sandbridgecap.com) is a private equity investment firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles that invests in high growth branded consumer companies such as Derek Lam, Rossignol, Farfetch, Topshop and Karl Lagerfeld. Sandbridge was founded with the backing of an iconic group of retail and consumer industry advisors including designer Tommy Hilfiger. Thom Browne represents Sandbridge Capital’s eleventh investment in the branded consumer sector to date.