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Anurup Pruthi

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Pruthi has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Centric Brands Inc. since November 2018. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic and scenario planning, as well as overall financial management of the Company. Previously, Mr. Pruthi served as Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Retail Ltd., a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, from June 2013 through October 2014. Mr. Pruthi holds a B.A. and Masters in Finance from Bentley College.

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Laura Ritchey

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Ritchey joined Centric Brands in February 2020 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for developing the global operating platform and have direct oversight for strategic sourcing, warehousing, logistics and information technology.   

Ms. Ritchey has more than 20 years of experience leading retail, manufacturing, distribution, and business operations.  Most recently she worked at FullBeauty Brands as Chief Operating Officer where she oversaw all retail operations. Prior to that, at L Brands, where she served in senior leadership and executive Operations roles, Ms. Ritchey led strategic initiatives that resulted in business processes enhancements from product concept to store and improvements in end-to-end supply chain management. Ms. Ritchey began her career in accounting at Arthur Andersen where she worked for seven years before joining Cardinal Health in positions of increasing responsibility in the tax and treasury departments. Ms. Ritchey earned a BA, MBA and JD from The Ohio State University and formerly served as Board Chair for the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council Inc.

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Joe Favuzza

Chief Strategy Officer and President, Business Development

Mr. Favuzza has served as Chief Strategy Officer and President, Business Development of Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, he is responsible for business operations, corporate development / mergers & acquisitions, and executing the strategic development of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Favuzza was the Executive Vice President of Global Brands Group from December 2011 through October 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Favuzza was the Director of Transaction Services at PwC from 1995 through 2011. Mr. Favuzza holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College and received an M.B.A. in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School.

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Steve Pinkow​

Group President, Kids

Mr. Pinkow has served as the Group President of Kids for Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, Mr. Pinkow oversees an extensive portfolio of licensed properties and distribution channels for Kids apparel. Most recently, Mr. Pinkow was the Group President of Kids for Global Brands Group. Prior to that, Mr. Pinkow was the Co-President of Men’s & Kid’s at GBG from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Pinkow holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services from Hofstra University.

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Jarrod Kahn​

Group President, ​Accessories​

Mr. Kahn is Group President of Accessories for Centric Brands, a position that he has held since October 2018. In this role, he leads the accessories business which includes an extensive portfolio of iconic brands across multiple product categories including bags, hosiery, scarves, jewelry, cold weather apparel and small leather goods. Most recently, Mr. Kahn was the President of Accessories, Socks & Home for Global Brands Group, a leading design, production and distribution company for men’s and women’s accessories in America, from July 2010 through October 2018. Mr. Kahn began his career at Cipriani Accessories and held various roles of increasing responsibility during his nineteen-year tenure there, eventually becoming CEO.

Mr. Kahn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, receiving their Distinguished Leadership Award in 2016, a recipient of the Sally L Smith Founders Award from AIM Academy and an active member of the Young President’s Organization’s Metro Chapter.

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Suzy Biszantz​

Group President, BCBG, Hervé Léger and Joe’s Jeans

Ms. Biszantz has served as the President of Hervé Léger, and Joe’s Jeans since March 2019. In this role, she drives strategic direction, operational efficiencies and customer experience for these brands. Most recently, Ms. Biszantz was the President of Joe’s Jeans Inc. from December 2015 through March 2019. Ms. Biszantz was the Chief Executive Officer at La Perla North America from 2008 through 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Biszantz was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greg Norman Collection, a division of Reebok, from 2001-2008. Ms. Biszantz holds a B.A. in Media Arts with a minor in Communications and Political Science from the University of Arizona.

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Andrew Berg

President, Robert Graham and SWIMS

Andrew Berg has served as President of Robert Graham since April 2016 and SWIMS since April 2019. In this role, he leads the direction and development of the contemporary menswear brand. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Menswear at Theory from September 2012 to April 2016.  Before that, Mr. Berg was GMM of RUGBY Ralph Lauren from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Berg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.

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Janice Brown

President, Entertainment Licensing Group

Ms. Brown has served as the President of Entertainment Licensing Group for Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the entertainment business including sleepwear and beauty. Most recently, Ms. Brown was the President of Licensed Character Sleepwear & Beauty at Global Brands Group from 2016 through October 2018. Prior to that, from 2001-2015 Ms. Brown held various senior leadership positions at Jones Apparel Group rising to President of the Juniors/Girls Division of the Jones Jeanswear Group. Ms. Brown holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany, SUNY.

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Karen Coe​

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Coe has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, she implements plans to maximize corporate and employee performance and engagement both globally and domestically. Most recently, Ms. Coe was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Global Brands Group from 2007 through October 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Coe was the Vice President of Human Resources at Liz Claiborne from 2005 through 2007. Ms. Coe holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Allegheny College.

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Roger Czuchra

Chief Information Officer

Roger Czuchra has served as the Chief Information Officer of Centric Brands Inc. since May 2019. In this role, Mr. Czuchra will oversee the entire IT team, as well as the Company’s internal and external networks. Most recently, Mr. Czuchra was the Chief Information Officer of North & Central America for Legrand from June 2015 through April 2019. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer, Industrial for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Mr. Czuchra holds a B.S. in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Strategic Leadership focus from Quinnipiac University.

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Cory Silverstein

Chief Revenue Officer and President, Global Brand Licensing

Mr. Silverstein has served as the Centric Brands Inc. Chief Revenue Officer and President, Global Brand Licensing since April 2019. In this role, Mr. Silverstein seeks out and creates new opportunities for revenue and growth. Previously, Mr. Silverstein served as President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hybrid Apparel from October 2013 through April 2019. Prior to that, he served as President of Kids Headquarters from 1994 through 2013. Mr. Silverstein holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government from University of Denver.