Perrone Quits as CEO of Italian Suitmaker Brioni, Company Spokeswoman Says
Brioni, whose suits have been worn by Clark Gable and James Bond, will release a statement this afternoon, the spokeswoman said today in an e-mail. She asked not to be identified. No other information was available.
Perrone, the 40-year-old grandson of Brioni co-founder Gaetano Savini, was appointed sole CEO in July last year, replacing a governing committee, of which he was part. The move was partly to accelerate decision-making, he said at the time.
Brioni’s family owners ruled out selling a minority stake to cut debt and fund expansion, Perrone said in a June 21 interview. The three controlling families had hired BNP Paribas SA at the end of 2008 to help develop a growth strategy, which could have included selling a stake of at least 20 percent.
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