Tapestry has appointed Pam Lifford and Thomas Greco to the company’s board of directors. The appointments of Lifford and Greco to the board bring the membership to ten, including nine independent directors. Tapestry is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The company’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman.
Lifford serves as president, Warner Bros/WarnerMedia Studios and Networks group’s global brands and experiences overseeing the development of innovative fan-engagement opportunities across WarnerMedia’s content and networks businesses. With more than 25 years of experience, Lifford spent 12 years at the Disney, where in her role as executive vice president she oversaw the global home, fashion and infant businesses. Earlier in her career, Lifford held positions at leading brands, including Nike, Quiksilver, and Road Runner Sports, according to Tapestry.
Greco has held his current role as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Advance Auto Parts, since August 2016 and served as Advance’s chief executive officer from April 2016 to August 2016. With significant general management experience in corporate strategy, marketing, supply chain and logistics, Greco has overseen the development of the company’s long-term strategic plan. In addition, Greco launched the company’s transformation initiatives, enabling further integration of Advance’s $2 billion GPI acquisition completed in 2014.
Greco previously served as executive vice president, PepsiCo and president, Frito-Lay North America from September 2011 to September 2014 and as executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Pepsi Beverages company from 2009 to September 2011. Greco joined PepsiCo in Canada in 1986 and served in a variety of leadership positions. Before joining PepsiCo, he worked at the Proctor & Gamble company.
“We are extremely pleased that Lifford and Greco have agreed to join our board. Lifford is a results-driven leader with a passion for our industry and a strong track record of growing iconic global consumer brands. Tom is an innovative leader who brings a unique combination of strategic and operational expertise from customer centric businesses. We are confident that their respective experience and counsel will prove valuable to us as we execute our acceleration programme and fuel long-term growth and profitability across our portfolio of brands,” Joanne Crevoiserat, chief executive officer of Tapestry said.
“We are delighted to have identified two exceptional individuals who will further strengthen and diversify our board’s breadth of expertise and perspectives. I am confident that Lifford and Greco are going to make important and positive impacts on our company and I am very pleased to welcome them to our board,” Susan Kropf, chair of the board of Tapestry said.
“I’m excited to be joining the board of directors of Tapestry, a company with three powerful global brands with deep connections to consumers. I look forward to supporting the organisation as it sharpens its focus on its customers and creates the foundation to drive long-term, sustainable growth,” Lifford said.
“I’m honoured to join Tapestry’s board of directors. I look forward to working with the board and leadership team to help ensure the success of the acceleration programme currently underway. I am excited to help Tapestry continue their customer focused approach to deliver on the sustained health and growth initiatives of the company’s great brands,” Greco said.