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The Art of Simplicity

September 4th, 2018

Peter Romanelli, CEO of Italian Shoemakers, on how the 36-year-old women’s lifestyle brand continues to grow by sticking with what it does best.

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The Right Fit

August 1st, 2018

James Rowley, CEO of Mephisto USA, on making the classic French comfort brand matter again in America.

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The Power of One

June 1st, 2018

One company, one mindset, one vision: Steve Lax, chairman of Naot, is on a mission of worldwide unity.

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Scratching the Surface

April 27th, 2018

John Pierce, president of Bearpaw, on branching into a year-round, head-to-toe brand and why the parent company is just getting started.

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First Lady

January 31st, 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 2nd, 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 29th, 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 25th, 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 6th, 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 1st, 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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