Joel Oblonsky has been named chief executive officer of Nine West and Bandolino division of Nine West Holdings, Inc., effective immediately.
Oblonsky stepped down in September as president of Ralph Lauren’s Polo and Lauren Footwear brands, posts he held since 2007. He also served as president of Lauren Accessories since 2009. Earlier he was president and chief operating officer of Nina Footwear Corp. from 2004 to 2007, and from 1991 to 2004, held a variety of management roles within Nine West Group, where he served as president of Bandolino from 1999 to 2002.
“We are very excited to have Joel return to Nine West as ceo of the Nine West and Bandolino division,” said Ralph Schipani, interim ceo of Nine West Holdings. “Joel has a deep understanding of operations and strategy, bringing two decades of senior leadership experience in footwear and accessories. We believe Joel is a great fit for Nine West and Bandolino given his familiarity with our brands and his track record of profitably growing businesses, and we look forward to his immediate contributions.”
A company spokeswoman couldn’t comment on whom Oblonsky succeeds in the role, or whom he reports to.
Nine West Holdings has a portfolio of brands that includes Nine West, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt and l.e.i. The company is owned by Sycamore Partners, the private equity firm.