James A. Marcum has joined the Iconix Brand Group, Inc., Board of Directors. Since January 2004, Mr. Marcum has been a Partner and has served as an Operating Director of Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, LLC, a merchant banking firm. In addition, since April 2007, Mr. Marcum is a principal shareholder and has served as the Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer of Enabl-u Technologies Corp., a provider of interactive training and data management solutions.
From January 2005 to January 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ultimate Electronics, Inc., a consumer electronics retailer specializing in home and car entertainment. From May 2001 to July 2003, he served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations of Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, a video home entertainment specialty retailer. Prior to Hollywood Entertainment, Mr. Marcum was recruited by private equity investors to serve in such roles as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lids, Inc., a specialty retailer of hats, and Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Stage Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer bringing branded apparel to small town America. Mr. Marcum has also served in senior executive capacities at Melville Corporation, a conglomerate of specialty retail chains in the apparel, footwear, drug, health and beauty aids and furniture and accessories sectors.
Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Iconix, stated, “Jim brings diverse expertise and a history of leadership to Iconix. As Iconix continues to grow, it is critical that our Board's capacities grow with the Company and support our expansion strategy. We are thrilled to have Jim join our Board of Directors and look forward to his contribution.”