Seasoned apparel exec named CEO of Kellwood Company

NEW YORK — Apparel manufacturer Kellwood Company has named 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. Her broad experience across brands, channels, product categories and geographies will be a valuable asset for the company.

Most recently, Granoff served as CEO of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. Prior to that, Granoff was EVP Liz Claiborne Inc., where she had global responsibility for Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans, Kate Spade and the company's e-commerce and outlet businesses. Granoff previously held senior posts at Victoria's Secret Beauty where she last served as president and COO and at Estee Lauder Inc. where she was SVP strategic planning, finance and information systems.