Thomas Linko has been tapped as chief financial officer of Kate Spade & Co., as expected. In his post, he will oversee the global finance team and report to George Carrara, president and chief operating officer.
Most recently, Linko was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Juicy Couture.
Last January, it was reported that Linko would join Kate Spade once the Juicy Couture wind-down was completed.
Craig Leavitt, chief executive officer of Kate Spade said, “Tom led the Juicy wind-down, the results of which were better than planned, and we look forward to benefitting from his significant experience as we continue to grow.”
Prior to Juicy Couture, Linko was cfo of Delta Galil. He also spent 12 years at Tommy Hilfiger where he oversaw the financial operations of the U.S. and Canadian wholesale and retail divisions as senior vice president of finance. He began his career in the finance department at Liz Claiborne Inc.