The Jones Group Appoints Joseph Stafiniak Senior Vice President of
Merchandising of Nine West
NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jones Group Inc. ("Jones," the
"Company") (NYSE: JNY) today announced that it has appointed Joseph Stafiniak
to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Merchandising of
Nine West, effective immediately.In this role, Stafiniak will operate as the
lead merchant for Nine West overseeing merchandising strategies and the
execution of product to meet the expanding needs of the brand's global
business. He will report to Kathy Nedorostek, Group President of Global
Footwear and Accessories.
AsSenior Vice President of Merchandising of Nine West, Stafiniak will partner
with all of the brand's business units and design teams to drive product
assortment, brand messaging, and merchandising.This addition reflects the
Company's commitment to retain and recruit top talent to establish the leading
portfolio of fashion brands in the industry.
"Nine West is the ultimate resource for women seeking great footwear of all
styles, and we remain focused on continuing to grow the business and further
expanding our product offerings through the addition of exceptional talent
like Joseph," saidKathy Nedorostek, Group President of Global Footwear and
Accessories. "Joseph is a highly respected industry executive with a unique
ability to work in tandem with both design and retail to deliver product that
resonates with consumers, and we are excited to welcome him to Nine West."
"I look forward to working with the accomplished management team at The Jones
Group," said Joseph Stafiniak."Nine West is a highly respected brand with
terrific recognition among consumers and tremendous growth potential worldwide
in footwear and all accessory categories."
Stafiniak joins The Jones Group from Coach, Inc. where he served as the Senior
Vice President of Licensed Categories since 2007. In that position, he oversaw
all aspects of licensing and merchandising for the footwear, watches, eyewear
and fragrance categories. He previously held the position of Vice President
General Manager of Footwear for Coach, Inc., in which he was responsible for
all areas of footwear including merchandising, product development, design and
Previously, Stafiniak held senior merchandising and design roles with Ralph
Lauren Footwear, Giorgio Armani, andcK Calvin Klein. Prior to his work in
merchandising and design, Stafiniak served as Vice President of Sales and
Marketing for thecK Calvin Klein Shoes & Bags division of Nine West Group
where he played a key role in its launch. Stafiniak has also served as
President of Anne Klein Collection.
About The Jones Group Inc.
The Jones Group Inc. (www.jonesgroupinc.com) is a leading global designer,
marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel,
footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The Jones Group has a reputation
for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution
and talent. The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded
specialty retail and outlet stores, through concessions at upscale department
stores and through its e-commerce sites.
The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L)
include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L),
Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood (L), Boutique
9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini,
Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit,
Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Givenchy (L),
Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe (L).
SOURCE The Jones Group Inc.
Contact: The Jones Group Inc., Investors: John T. McClain, CFO,
+1-212-703-9189, Media: Kathleen Corless, HL Group, +1-212-529-5533 ext. 276
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