Jill Granoff

Kellwood Company, a leading apparel manufacturer and marketer owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., today announced the appointment of Jill Granoff as CEO. Granoff brings a vast knowledge of the fashion industry and retailing to the position with over 20 years of brand building and executive leadership experience. As CEO, Granoff will be responsible for the overall growth and direction of Kellwood's diversified portfolio of brands, including Vince, Rebecca Taylor, David Meister, BLK DNM, Zobha, Lamb & Flag, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Sag Harbor, Briggs NY, Jolt, My Michelle, and XOXO. 

Jill Granoff, chief executive officer of Kenneth Cole Productions, announced her resignation, effective immediately. She had been at company for three years. In a statement, the company described the decision to find a new CEO as "mutual." Kenneth Cole, who founded the firm in 1982, will take on Granoff’s duties temporarily as the search for a new CEO begins. 

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