NEW YORK — Robert Graham Holdings LLC has gotten a financial infusion and a new chief executive officer.
Tengram Capital Partners, LLC, the successor fund to Windsong Brands, LLC, has made a “significant financial investment” into the apparel manufacturer to provide capital for growth. The company declined to say how large the investment was or if it was a majority stake.
At the same time, Michael Buckley, a 25-year veteran who served most recently as president of True Religion Apparel, has been named ceo.
Buckley will be responsible for all operations and growth initiatives including domestic wholesale distribution, retail stores, e-commerce, licensing and international distribution. He will report to the board of directors.
Robert Stock, founder, co-chairman and chief creative officer, will continue in that role. “I could not be happier to have Michael Buckley join Robert Graham as our new chief executive officer. He brings years of experience in the men’s and women’s sportswear arena. The timing for Tengram Capital Partners to join us is absolutely perfect as the brand expands into additional categories and vertical retail.”
Tengram Capital Partners’ co-founder Bill Sweedler, said his company is looking forward to the “continued development” of the Robert Graham brand, pointing to Buckley’s experience with Ben Sherman and Diesel as well as True Religion.
Chuck Hellman, chief operating officer, and Neal Kusnetz, president, will also remain in those positions at Robert Graham.
Tengram also has investments in Ellen Tracy, Caribbean Joe, Joe’s Jeans, Carlos Falchi and other fashion brands.