Tom Nevell has joined Differential Brands Group Inc. as executive vice president of business development. He will be based in Seattle and will report to Michael Buckley, chief executive officer.

In his new role, Nevell will be responsible for expanding the company’s Robert Graham, Hudson and Swims brands with strategic partners.

“I am excited to be joining the Differential Brands team and to be working with the strong teams at Robert Graham, Hudson and Swims,” Nevell said. “I believe there is an opportunity to achieve meaningful growth in each of these premium brands as we expand our presence in North America.”

Nevell has more than 22 years of experience in the retail industry. He spent more than 20 years in various positions at Nordstrom, most recently as brand manager of men’s clothing and furnishings, where he was responsible for design and product development, as well as sales. During the course of his career at Nordstrom, Nevell also served as retail director of men’s sportswear and divisional merchandise manager for men’s. He was also a store manager for the company’s store at Mall of America. 

Buckley called Nevell “a talented merchant with extensive retail industry experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our company, particularly in merchandising, buying and strategic business development, which will be invaluable to Differential Brands’ growth. Importantly, he has a long track record of success at Nordstrom, and we believe he will provide strong brand guidance for our Robert Graham, Hudson and Swims businesses. I look forward to working closely with Tom as we further focus our efforts on the wholesale relationships to grow our businesses over the long term.”

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