• FERRAGAMO MOVES: Linda Russell has been named senior vice president, merchandising and marketing at Ferragamo USA Inc. She had been senior vice president, wholesale and merchandising. Russell will continue to manage all aspects of merchandising and report to Vincent Ottomanelli, president and regional director of Ferragamo USA Inc. Russell has taken on the additional responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of the marketing department. In addition, Anthony Camarata, senior vice president, sales, responsible for men’s wholesale at Ferragamo, will oversee the women’s wholesale division as well. The women’s wholesale division had been handled by Russell.

• WASIK JOINS STEPHENS: Kenneth Wasik has joined Stephens Inc. as managing director focusing on underwriting and mergers and acquisitions in the consumer sector. He is based in the New York office of the Little Rock, Ark.-based investment banking and brokerage firm. Wasik was most recently managing director with Jefferies & Co.’s consumer products team following posts with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and, earlier in his career, UBS Warburg. The firm recently also added Jennifer Herber to its New York office, also as a managing director in corporate finance. She was previously executive director of the consumer-retail group of J.P. Morgan.

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