Denise Grande has joined Tharanco Lifestyles as vice president of licensing. She will be responsible for the management and development of all domestic and international licensing for the company’s Greg Norman Collection and Dunning Golf brands and will report to Michael J. Setola, president and chief executive officer.
“Denise is a men’s wear industry veteran with an impressive history,” said Setola. “She’s a results-oriented executive with extensive global brand-management experience who we believe can make an immediate impact to our licensing business both domestically and internationally.”
Previously, Grande was vice president of business development at Iconix Brand Group where she worked on the Ecko, Zoo York, Ed Hardy and Starter brands.
In addition, Kimberly Schurtz was recently promoted to licensing manager for Tharanco and will report to Grande.
At the same time, Dunning has signed five professional golfers to endorsement agreements: Brendan Steele, Nicolas Colsaerts, David Hearn, Franklin Corpening and Mackenzie Hughes. The golfers will wear the brand while playing this season.