James Shay has been promoted to president of Isaia Corp. and will oversee the company’s operations in North and South America. He succeeds Gianluca Isaia, who will now concentrate more on the company’s business in Italy and other expansion opportunities, which include building momentum for the brand as it expands into China, Russia and South Korea.
Shay, formerly vice president of the Italian luxury brand, has been with the company for four years and is credited with helping it gain a foothold in North America. Before that, he was with Z Zegna as vice president.
Isaia recently opened its first store in Shanghai and is expecting to roll out 20 stores by end of 2012.