Scott Prentice is now president of the Italian-born luxury shoe brand’s North American operations. Before joining Bruno Magli this month, Prentice worked for about four years as vice president of footwear with Calvin Klein and three years as North American director of Bally.
Prentice also worked for a decade for Bruno Magli during the late Nineties and early Aughts in a “similar position” to his new executive role.
“During that period, he strategically grew the North American footwear business through a process of refining the product mix while at the same time expanding the core base of retail customers,” the company said.
President of Marquee Brands, Bruno Magli’s parent company, Michael DeVirgilio characterized Prentice’s appointment as a move toward further growth of the brand in North America.
“Appointing Scott to this role is further evidence of Marquee’s commitment to the Bruno Magli brand,” DeVirgilio said. “In the direct-to-consumer channels and international markets where the brand has access to the consumer, it continues to perform beyond our expectations. We believe Scott will be instrumental in further delivering on this experience for our current and future wholesale customers.”
Bruno Magli’s North American partner Harbor Footwear Group is also pleased with the appointment, and the company’s president Dennis Lazar said Prentice “understands how we’re looking to grow and develop the business.”
“His driving passion for the brand as well as his keen eye for product detail made him the ideal choice to head up this new and important brand for us,” Lazar added.
Prentice could not be reached immediately for comment.
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