Paul Griffin, president of Ted Baker London’s North American retail division, has exited the company after 16 years.
A spokesman for the U.K.-based brand said Griffin is “taking a new role in a different company.”
Ted Baker said “the three most senior members of the executive leadership team are already in place covering the retail landscape in America,” and these executives will take over Griffin’s responsibilities. The spokesman said they will report to the global retail director in the U.K.
“We wish Paul all the best as he seeks a new challenge, but this obviously creates a great opportunity for the senior leadership team, who have worked tirelessly over the years to take the brand to the next level as we continue our growth across all our business channels,” said Ray Kelvin, chief executive officer and founder of Ted Baker.
Griffin has been president of North American retail for five months. Before that, he was executive vice president of North American retail for 13 years. He started his career with the company in the U.K. as a regional manager in 1999.
Ted Baker has been aggressively adding stores in the North American market the past several years and recently opened a unit in Vancouver in Canada. On Aug. 7, the company will unveil a newly redesigned store at the Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas. Overall, there are 75 stores in the North American market, a mix of company-owned, concessions, outlets and partner stores, according to the firm’s annual report. That’s up from 63 in 2014.