Nau, the sustainably-minded urban + outdoor apparel company, has hired Caroline Nguyen as its new Sales Manager, effective immediately.

Nguyen is responsible for the management and growth of Nau's wholesale sales channel on a global basis across all markets and industry sectors, including outdoor, lifestyle and fashion. Nau currently has more than 130 retail storefronts in North America, Switzerland and Japan.

“Nau is enjoying strong and steady growth, both in the US and international markets. Caroline's strong background in the outdoor market and experience managing the complexities of international sales will be instrumental in our continued focus and expansion,” said Mark Galbraith, General Manager of Nau. “Additionally, Caroline's personal interests and fashion sensibility are a perfect fit for the fashion market. We are excited to have her skills and enthusiasm to lead the wholesale sales efforts at Nau.”

Nguyen comes to Nau from Grenade Gloves where, as international sales manager, she managed sales for all markets outside of the United States to include over 20 distributors, plus sales agents and direct retailers. During her tenure at Grenade Gloves, Nguyen established a new operations and sales force to relaunch the brand across Canada while vastly improving distribution and sales in Argentina and New Zealand. Prior to that, Nguyen was with Columbia Sportswear for nine years in various operations and sales roles with the international sales team.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Nau team,” said Nguyen. “I deeply value their core ethics of environmental stewardship and conservation. Plus, I love how they translate these ideals into stylish urban and outdoor apparel. I look forward to helping them reach their next phase of wholesale channel growth, both in the US and globally.”

Nguyen will be based in Nau's Portland headquarters. When not working, she enjoys snowboarding, climbing and exploring beaches and parks with her kids.