Cherokee Global Brands on Wednesday announced that the company has appointed current director Evan Hengel to chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately.

Hengel has served as a member of the company’s board since October 2018 and brings over 12 years of experience navigating complex financial, operational, and transactional processes.

Since 2017, he has served as a managing director at the Berkeley Research Group. Hengel has considerable experience guiding management, boards of directors, and other stakeholders as both an advisor and interim executive. His clients include companies operating in the apparel and consumer products industries, as well as healthcare, manufacturing, technology and entertainment.

“Evan’s extensive business and financial experience, including with M&A and restructuring in the apparel and consumer products spaces, has already brought significant contributions to our Board,” said Henry Stupp, CEO of Cherokee Global Brands. “I look forward to working even more closely with Evan and the entire management team as we continue to focus on positioning Cherokee for long-term financial and operational stability.”