Ronald Ventricelli

Global Brands Group Holding Ltd. has made two key appointments as part of its long-term strategic growth plan.

Ronald Ventricelli has been named global chief operating officer and president of North America, a newly created role at the group. Mark Caldwell has been appointed chief financial officer. Both executives report to Rick Darling, chief executive officer of the group.

“We are embarking on a new chapter in the Global Brands story and aligning our senior leadership team for long-term growth,” said Darling, who succeeded Bruce Rockowitz in October. “I have the utmost confidence in Ron’s ability to position our businesses for greater opportunities. Mark has demonstrated strong financial acumen and will no doubt continue to provide excellent leadership to our finance team. I am looking forward to working closely with both Ron and Mark to quickly execute our new strategic vision and position us for growth.”

Most recently, Ventricelli was cfo of Global Brands and before that served in a similar post at LF USA, Global Brands’ predecessor. Earlier, Ventricelli was cfo at Frederick Atkins and Adrienne Vittadini. Before that, he worked in public accounting at KPMG on the audit side of the business.

Caldwell joined Global Brands’ predecessor, LF USA, as a vice president of finance in 2010. He was promoted to senior vice president and corporate controller in 2012, and then to executive vice president of finance in 2014. Earlier he spent 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.