Darrell Cavens joins Tapestry’s board of directors

Tapestry, Inc. has announced that Darrell Cavens has been appointed to Tapestry’s board of directors. The appointment of Cavens to the board, the company said, brings the membership to eleven.

Commenting on Cavens’ appointment, Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, said in a statement: "We are extremely pleased that Darrell Cavens has agreed to join our board. As we continue to further develop our digital strategy across our portfolio of brands, Darrell’s deep experience in online retailing, technology and data analytics will be invaluable assets."

Tapestry appoints Darrell Cavens to its board of directors

Cavens became President, New Ventures for the Qurate Retail Group in December 2017. In this role, the company added, Cavens leads a team responsible for driving innovative retail concepts and looking beyond the Qurate Retail Group’s current business for additional growth opportunities, through internal innovation, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions.

"The Tapestry board seeks to bring a diversity of experiences and perspectives to our deliberations. We are delighted to have found a true digital innovator and entrepreneur in Darrell," added Jide Zeitlin, Chairman of the Board of Tapestry, Inc.

Cavens was previously president and chief executive officer of Zulily, which he co-founded. Under his leadership, Tapestry said, Zulily secured private funding of 85 million dollars, launched in January 2010, went public in November 2013, and was acquired by Liberty Interactive Corporation in October 2015, joining the QVC Group in a transaction that was one of the largest ecommerce acquisitions in history. In 2017, Zulily generated 1.6 billion dollars in revenue.

Upon his appointment, Cavens said: "I am excited to be joining the board of directors of Tapestry, a truly innovative, brand led company. I look forward to supporting the company and helping to inform its digital strategies as it continues to drive long-term sustainable growth."

Before co-founding Zulily, Cavens spent a year at Microsoft leading the BizTalk Server business and almost a decade at Blue Nile, where he was chief technology officer and senior vice president of marketing. Previously, he was at Starwave, a Seattle-based internet company, working on large web properties including ESPN.com and ABCNews.com.

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