J.Hilburn Builds Leadership Team to Support Strategic Growth

Custom menswear brand J.Hilburn is laying the groundwork for future growth with three recent leadership appointments within the company.

The Dallas-based brand has appointed apparel industry executive Andy Janowski, former CEO of British luxury retailer Smythson, to its board of directors. Janowski’s strategic and operational experience also includes executive roles at Burberry and Gap, where he served for 16 years.

“I am very excited to join the Board of Directors of such a strong brand,” Janowski said in the company’s release. “Very few brands today have the unique positioning and compelling proposition that J.Hilburn offers. I look forward to working with Veeral [Rathod, CEO] and his team to continue to strengthen and rapidly grow J.Hilburn.”

The company has also bolstered its sales and marketing team with two recent appointments. In December, J.Hilburn brought on Kristen Celko as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Celko’s background in the apparel industry includes marketing and e-commerce roles at Neiman Marcus, Under Armour and David’s Bridal. Melissa Bribois, a beauty and fashion executive with a direct selling background, joined the J.Hilburn team in June as Executive Vice President of Sales.

The appointments come amid steady growth at J.Hilburn, which has achieved more than $50 million in annual sales, up from $3.25 million in 2009. The company sells its made-to-measure and ready-to-wear offerings through a network of 2,500 personal Stylists in more than 40 states.

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