David Jones has joined Iconix Brand Group Inc. as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Jeff Lupinacci, who left the firm in March and this month rejoined IPG Mediabrands as global cfo.
Jones will report to Neil Cole, chief executive officer of Iconix, and lead the company’s finance and technology functions.
For the past 12 years, Jones has been with Penske Automotive Group, a global transportation services company, where he served as executive vice president and cfo as well as cfo of European operations. Prior to Penske, Jones, a certified public accountant, spent 11 years with Andersen LLP.
Cole said Jones “has proven experience as the cfo of a multibillion-dollar public company and has the technical, financial and strategic skills required to successfully lead Iconix as our chief financial officer.”
Jones characterized Iconix as a “dynamic, highly profitable and strong cash-generating company. Neil and the entire Iconix team have built a very successful business and I look forward to working with them to continue to grow the company’s global platform.”
Iconix owns, licenses and markets a large number of consumer brands, including Candie’s, Badgley Mischka, Rampage, London Fog, Umbro and Marc Ecko. It also holds interests in brands such as Material Girl, Peanuts, Ed Hardy, Buffalo and Nick Graham.
Since Lupinacci’s departure, the duties of the cfo had been handled by David Blumberg, executive vice president and head of strategic development, on an interim basis.