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First Lady

January 31, 2018

With a resume like few others, Connie Rishwain, president of Vionic Group, is positioning yet another brand for a major liftoff.

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Twists of Fate

January 2, 2018

Running full gallop on growth, Prasad Reddy, president and CEO of Twisted X, reveals how the brand is making extensive inroads into the Western and casual lifestyle markets.

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Earth Mover

November 29, 2017

On the heels of 40 percent gains this year, Philippe Meynard, CEO of Earth, says the company is at a tipping point for accelerated growth despite strong industry headwinds.

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The Commitments

October 25, 2017

A computer science engineer by training, Richard Wang, president of Propét, is positioning the brand to be smart, quick and committed to being a reliable partner.

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Putting the “O” In Optimism

September 6, 2017

Joe Ouaknine, CEO of Titan Industries, offers his take on the retail turmoil, the perceived Amazon threat, endless competition and why, despite it all, the company is on pace for a record year.

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The Shoe Saviour

August 1, 2017

Bruce Katz, CEO of Samuel Hubbard, on how the company’s old-fashioned approach to designing shoes and building a brand is a blast from the past that’s taking the market by storm.

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Balancing Act

July 1, 2017

More than a year after being named president of Dansko, Jim Fox details the delicate balance needed to succeed in today’s topsy-turvy retail landscape.

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Family Matters

May 31, 2017

Kevin Bosco, president of Bos. & Co.—distributors of Fly London and makers of Softinos and a namesake brand—on building a wholesale business the old-fashioned way: through great products and loyal relationships.

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Fresh Perspective

April 26, 2017

Glen Barad, president of Taos Footwear, on how the brand’s number-one goal—to generate repeat customers—serves as the basis for its every move.

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Returning Champion

February 2, 2017

Marking his first year back, Clarks Americas President Gary Champion reports on righting the ship and steaming toward bigger and better results.

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