Chief Executive Officer - Fashion and Apparel
Patriarch Partners - New York, NY

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Artemiss is a multi-channel, direct-to-consumer retailer of women’s fashion apparel through its three primary brands: Spiegel, Newport News and Shape FX. Each brand reaches its customer base through a combination of specialty catalogs sent to customers throughout the year, as well as offerings via the Internet.

Spiegel has been a household name for more than100 years and has continued to evolve its positioning to stay relevant to the new and ageless baby boomer woman. Newport News is a 30-year old brand that has a strong brand position and appeals to women seeking stylish, yet affordable casual fashions. Shape FX is a revolutionary body-enhancing concept that offers apparel and intimates for women to help them achieve their ideal body type.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced, dynamic and talented, multi-dimensional CEO-level executive; with exceptional business acumen, P&L orientation and an ability to aggressively grow businesses.
  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) responsible for their company’s day-to-day operating activities, including revenue and sales growth; expense, cost and margin control; and monthly, quarterly and annual financial goal management.
  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) plays a critical role in the current and future success of the organization. As a senior member of the executive team, he/she will participate in the formulation of the Company’s business strategy and will help to ensure the effective execution of that strategy.
Desired Skills & Experience
More specifically, these individuals must possess many, if not all, of the following:
  • Previous experience as a tenured CEO, COO, President or Head of Business Unit with a mid-sized business ($50M - $300M) in the fashion or apparel industry
  • Track record driving innovation and growth within a specific industry infrastructure business;
  • Able to build deep and strong customer relationships in respective verticals;
  • Capable of leading by example and reinforcing corporate values, culture and policies throughout the organization;
  • Decisive; capable of articulating strong points of view and making decisions while demonstrating a collaborative attitude and approach;
  • Ability to establish early credibility at all levels of the organization;
  • A reputation as an aggressive, “get the job done” executive coupled with the ability to motivate and empower;
  • Comfortable dealing with under-capitalized businesses and able to balance day to day operational budget needs and objectives with mid-term / strategic growth goals;
  • Entrepreneurial, nimble and fast moving yet capable of “bringing structure to chaos”; attention to detail and solid analytical skill set ;
  • Unquestionable professional and personal integrity;
  • Team-oriented approach and a strong performance-centric mentality. Superior diplomatic and consensus building skills;
  • Demonstrated high energy and persistence in the pursuit of objectives;
  • Intellectual vigor and curiosity; a creative flair, but also a pragmatist;
  • A truly partnering mindset and attitude;
  • Experience working with Private Equity will be a definite plus

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Patriarch Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm and holding company managing 76 companies across 14 industry sectors with revenues in...