SOURCE: J.Hilburn


April 08, 2015 11:00 ET

Men's Clothier J.Hilburn Announces New Board and Executive Appointments

J.Hilburn Suits Up for Expansion

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2015) - J.Hilburn, the leader in custom menswear, is pleased to announce three strategic appointments that add years of valuable domain expertise to the organization.

  • Andy Janowski: a luxury and apparel industry veteran joins the board of directors this month. Mr. Janowski brings 25 years of strategic and operational experience; he was most recently CEO of Smythson in the UK. He previously served as COO of Burberry following a successful 16 year tenure at Gap, Inc.
  • Kristen Celko: a seasoned marketing leader in branded, specialty, and department store retail joined the organization in December of 2014 as EVP, Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Celko has previously served in marketing and e-commerce leadership roles in the apparel industry at Neiman Marcus, Under Armour, and David's Bridal.
  • Melissa Brisbois: a tenured sales leadership executive, with a strong track record of sales growth, joined the organization in June of 2014 as EVP, Sales. Ms. Brisbois brings over 25 years of sales leadership, strategic planning, and sales team development in both the beauty and fashion industry.

"I am pleased to welcome Andy to the J.Hilburn board of directors. He has a wealth of experience in branded apparel and strategy and we look forward to benefiting from his contributions," Veeral Rathod, J.Hilburn's Chief Executive Officer, said. "His addition to the board demonstrates our continued strategy and investment in building a world-class executive and advisory organization to assist me in continuing our strong history of growth."

"I am very excited to join the Board of Directors of such a strong brand," Mr. Janowski said. "Very few brands today have the unique positioning and compelling proposition that J.Hilburn offers. I look forward to working with Veeral and his team to continue to strengthen and rapidly grow J.Hilburn."

About J.Hilburn

J.Hilburn is one of the world's largest custom menswear brands with luxury fabrics sourced directly from the most storied Italian mills in the world. These exceptional fabrics are crafted into individual, personalized garments for each client's fit and styling specifications.

J.Hilburn made to measure and ready to wear garments are offered through a trusted network of personal Stylists who offer customized fittings and styling sessions at a client's convenience. J.Hilburn proudly delivers an unmatched apparel experience for men rooted in the core belief that every man deserves access to quality, service and value in his expression of personal style.

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