Herschel Supply Co. announced that Jon Hoerauf will join the company as chief executive officer, effective immediately. He was formerly president at Arc’teryx.
Hoerauf brings nearly two decades of experience as a global executive in the outdoor apparel space to this newly created role. Herschel Supply, which recently celebrated its ten-year milestone, has established itself within the bag category and continues to expand globally. Under Hoerauf’s leadership, the brand is expected to continue growth through international wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels.
“Jamie and Lyndon have built a phenomenal brand that is ultimately a design company at its core,” said Hoerauf. “This excites me not only from a product standpoint, but also in seeing how they have designed the organization for success. With the company being ten years old, it has an unbelievably strong foundation and huge opportunity to further disrupt the category with its product and storytelling. I take great responsibility and pride in being a steward for what they have built.”
“With collaboration at top of mind, finding a seasoned leader like Jon who we can join forces with, and who can bring out the best in us, our team, and our partners, is something we’re really excited about,” said Lyndon Cormack, co-founder and managing director of Herschel Supply Co. “We want to ensure we’re exploring every avenue that drives value to anyone who has a touchpoint with our brand.”
“Bringing Jon on board will allow Lyndon and I to focus our energy and passion around the things that get us most excited — expanding our business, innovating our products, and continuing to evolve creatively,” added Jamie Cormack, co-founder and managing director of Herschel Supply Co. “Our ten-year anniversary felt like the perfect milestone to bring on a CEO with the expertise to take us into this next chapter.”
Throughout his career, Hoerauf has structured commercial strategies for outdoor apparel brands at a global level. He joined Arc’teryx in 2012 as VP, global commercial. During his eight-year tenure, Hoerauf helped grow the brand into a commercial organization. In 2016, Hoerauf stepped into the role of president and general manager, leading the company through global growth. He also served as president, Apparel for Amer Sports.
Prior to Arc’teryx, Hoerauf spent more than a decade at The North Face, where he served as global product director for Summit Series that increased the business from $100 million to over $2 billion. At Herschel Supply Co., Hoerauf is expected to oversee the brand’s expansion into other product categories and verticals.