RG Barry brands appoints new Foot Petals president

RG Barry Brands has named Jeff Cosgrove to head its Foot Petals Business Unit. Cosgrove most recently served as the company's VP of sales and merchandising and off-price channel sales.

"Jeff has filled several critical sales and merchandising roles with us since joining our team in Nov. 2008, and we believe he is the right leader to drive continued growth in our comfort insert business while aligning that business with the vast changes currently taking place in the retail marketplace," said president and CEO Greg Tunney.

"Having worked with Jeff, I am excited about his balanced background with both large footwear brands and as an entrepreneur,” added Foot Petals founder Tina Aldatz. “His unique skill set and leadership experience will allow our team to grow the business while maintaining the original designer vision of providing comfort solutions that allow women to wear the shoes they love."

Cosgrove has extensive senior level management experience including stints as EVP of Easy Spirit brand sales and operations at US Shoe and EVP marketing and sales while at Rockport. He also held sales positions with Wolverine Worldwide and Brown Shoe. Cosgrove is a graduate of Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa., and will continue to be based at RG Barry's suburban Columbus headquarters.

In addition to Foot Petals, RG Barry’s primary brands include Dearfoams slippers and Baggallini handbags, totes and travel accessories.