Liz Claiborne Names George Carrara

He joins as chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Liz Claiborne Inc. said this morning that it appointed George Carrara executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.


Succeeding Andrew Warren, who recently resigned as cfo, Carrara will begin the new job on April 2. He will oversee finance, global operations and information technology, and report to Liz’s chief executive officer William McComb.


“George has tremendous experience leading finance and operations in a multi-channel apparel company,” McComb said. “His industry experience, coupled with his value system and his reputation for delivering results make him an excellent fit for our company. As we tackle our systems and operating costs, it makes sense for George to take the position of chief operating officer as well. He has had that combined experience before and has excelled.”


Most recently, Carrara served as chief operating officer at Tommy Hilfiger North America. In 1999, he started at Tommy as vice president, cfo for the jeans division and held various other positions until the sale of the company to PVH Corp. in 2011. Prior to Tommy, Carrara worked as cfo and chief operating officer for Mirage apparel group, a licensee of Guess, the National Football League and the Major League of Baseball.


Until Carrara joins the company next month, Robert Vill will serve as interim cfo. Vill, who was also promoted to senior vice president, finance and treasurer today, will report to Carrara once he starts work at Liz. In addition to his new role, Vill will continue to serve as corporate treasurer and head of investor relations, a position he has held since April 1999.