Cole Haan Inc. appointed Stephen J. Henderson as chief digital officer. He joins the footwear brand from Caleres Inc., where he was senior vice president of marketing and e-commerce.

“I am thrilled to join the Cole Haan leadership team with its incredible track record for innovation that matches a deep understanding of how consumers live and pursue their passions,” commented Stephen. “Cole Haan is an exceptional brand that I have respected for years. I am looking forward to working with the entire team to help accelerate growth, particularly in digital and direct channels, during this unique time in history.”

Jack Boys, CEO, Cole Haan added, “We are honored to have an executive of Stephen’s exceptional talent join our leadership team. As we look toward digital commerce expansion globally, Stephen will have a wide mandate to work across the entire Cole Haan enterprise to accelerate our digital growth agenda.”

Henderson begins immediately and will oversee Cole Haan’s global digital footprint. In the last year, Cole Haan has rolled out 26 localized sites across international markets with continued growth slated for the next fiscal year. Henderson will oversee all sites operated by international distributors and Cole Haan USA, Japan and Canada.

Henderson held several positions at Caleres Inc. Most recently, he was responsible for overseeing consumer-direct eCommerce, and brand, creative, wholesale, and consumer marketing for a large portfolio of footwear brands.

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