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Former Nordstrom executive John Hunt has joined Original Retro Brand, a licensed apparel wholesaler, as the company’s vice president of sales, merchandising and direct-to-consumer.

April 6, 2018

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Executive appointment will bolster the company’s senior management team for licensed apparel brands.

JohnHuntExecMove.jpgFormer Nordstrom executive John Hunt has joined Original Retro Brand, a licensed apparel wholesaler, as the company’s vice president of sales, merchandising and direct-to-consumer.

Prior to his appointment, Hunt served more than 20 years at Nordstrom, most recently as retail director of men’s clothing and furnishings, for all 121 Nordstrom full-line stores. During his tenure, he held a number of key positions including national merchandise manager for The Rail, men’s denim and kidswear.

“The hiring of someone of John’s caliber is a game changer for us, and I cannot express enough what he brings to the table for our management team,” says Marc Herman, founder and chief executive officer, Retro Brand. “We weren’t combing the market to make a new hire, but when the opportunity came to join forces with John, we worked tirelessly to create an ideal fit for him within our operation."

Retro Brand's licensing base includes brands such as The Collegiate Licensing Company,

Fermata Partners, National Hockey League, Minor League Baseball, MLBPA, Marvel Comics,

Hasbro Toys, Mattel Toys, Universal Pictures, Epic Rights, General Motors, Playboy, MillerCoors and many more.

“The respect for John within the wholesale and retail apparel sector is second to none,” continues Herman. “John’s experience, success and integrity, coupled with the design talents of vice president of creative and licensing, Bart Silberman, will allow us to expand our product line, enhance retailer relationships and to further explore the direct-to-consumer opportunities that are presenting themselves.”

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