Sequential Brands Group Inc. appointed Karen Murray, who previously oversaw Nautica and Kipling for VF Corp., as chief executive officer.

Macy’s Inc.’s board of directors has unanimously elected Jeff Gennette chief executive officer. Gennette succeeds Terry J. Lundgren, who will continue as executive chairman.

Former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez purchased the UFC Gym franchise located in Kendall, FL and secured developmental rights for additional gyms throughout Miami – Dade County.

The North Face appointed Arne Arens to the position of vice president and general manager, The North Face, Americas.

Flywheel Sports Inc., the indoor cycling studio, appointed Geralyn Coopersmith, most recently Nike’s global director of performance and fitness training, as chief content officer.

Inov-8 named Christian Triquet as interim executive of its Canadian branch extension of the North American subsidiary.

RockyMounts stated that President Bruno Maier will be leaving the company at the end of this month. In mid-April, he’ll be taking on an entrepreneurial role with a company in the outdoor industry.

V-One Sports, a sports motion analysis and digital media technology company specializing in the development of video analysis software, appointed Chris McGinley as chief executive officer.

Leupold & Stevens Inc., the maker of riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring spotting scopes, hired Rob Nees as its vice president of manufacturing and global supply chain.

Eagle Creek appointed Jamie Marchbank as vice president of product, effective immediately.

Buff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Original Buff SA, added Kristin Moynihan Greenbaum as U.S. director of sales for Buff Inc.

Mystery Ranch, a backpack manufacturer in Bozeman, MT, has retained the Manitou Sales Group, led by Aaron Wilmers, to represent its mountain category in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Burton said longtime Burton chief creative officer Greg Dacyshyn has decided to venture out on his own after more than two decades at Burton to start his own creative agency called Camp High.

Paramount Apparel International (PAI), a manufacturer and distributor of headwear, apparel and accessories, acquired Back 9 USA LLC, a golf lifestyle brand established in 1997.

Dynatronics Corporation entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Hausmann Industries Inc., a manufacturer of branded, high quality physical therapy and athletic training products.

Jay McAninch, president and CEO of the Archery Trade Association, stated that 2017 will be his last full year in his current role as head of the ATA.

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