Sequential Brands Groups Appoints New CEO

David Conn was most recently chief executive officer of ThreeSixty Brands.
License Global

January 6, 2020

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Sequential Brands Group has announced that brand executive David Conn has been named director and chief executive officer. Conn brings with him more than 25 years of experience.  

"David Conn is an innovative, strategic and entrepreneurial executive with an established track record of building and transforming businesses with strong global consumer brands,” says William Sweedler, chairman of the board. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the retail sector and strong industry relationships, which will be invaluable to Sequential as we embark on this next chapter. I also want to thank President Chad Wagenheim for his leadership during this transition period and look forward to Chad continuing in his role as he now partners with David to drive the business forward.”  

Most recently, Conn served as chief executive officer at ThreeSixty Brands, where he played a significant role in acquiring and relaunching the FAO Schwarz and Sharper Image brands. Prior to ThreeSixty Brands, he served

as chief executive officer and board member of True Religion. While there, he led the development and rollout of an innovative new retail concept and omni-channel platform. Before joining True Religion, Conn served as president of VF Corporation’s newly formed retail licensed brands division and led VF’s acquisition of premium denim brand Rock & Republic. From 2004 to 2008, he served as executive vice president of Iconix Brand Group. A graduate of Boston University, Conn served in various roles early in his career at BMG Columbia House and Candie’s.

"I’m thrilled to join Sequential Brands Group,” says Conn. “My career has been focused around building and revitalizing brands, and I’m excited about the potential of Sequential’s portfolio. I look forward to leading this company during this period of transformation.”

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