Jim Salzano has been named chief executive officer of Easy Spirit, a unit of Nine West Holdings, a portfolio company of private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

He succeeds Eric Dauwalter who left the company and reports to Peggy Eskenasi, executive chairwoman of Easy Spirit, NW Jewelry Group and Anne Klein.

Most recently, Salzano was president of Clarks Americas Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of U.K.-based C&J Clark Ltd. He was responsible for leading, developing and growing this nearly $1 billion business while transitioning it from a stand-alone division into a fully regional participant of the newly formed Clarks Global Organization. He had been with Clarks for 18 years in various senior leadership roles.

At Easy Spirit, Salzano will lead the company’s business operations and strategy.


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