CALVIN KLEIN NAMES CFO
NEW YORK — Calvin Klein named a new chief financial officer on Friday, promoting Len LaSalandra to the post from senior vice president of finance.
In the new position, LaSalandra reports to Barry K. Schwartz, chairman and chief executive officer, and will continue to work closely with Tom Murry, president and chief operating officer.
He is taking over the senior financial post for the company, most recently held by Richard A. Martin, who was corporate president of finance and administration until joining Marchon this year as chief operating officer. Calvin Klein has not had an executive in the cfo position since the departure of Lawrence C. DeParis in October 1998, when he joined Escada as co-president.
While adding the additional role of cfo, LaSalandra will continue to direct Calvin Klein’s worldwide financial management and planning organization, including divisional controllers, corporate finance, internal audit and treasury functions.
LaSalandra joined Calvin Klein in 1997 as vice president and controller of wholesale. He was promoted to vice president and corporate controller in 1999 and later that year to senior vice president of finance. Prior to joining CKI, he worked in financial management and planning positions at Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., Revlon Health Care Group and Cheeseborough Ponds Inc.