Aug 25, 2016
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Differential Brands appoints new Swims president

Aug 25, 2016

Jake Brandman has been appointed as the new president of Swims, the newest acquisition of Differential Brands Group, Inc.


In his new role as Swims president, Brandman will be responsible for driving a long term strategy for the new brand acquisition both in North America and globally.

Brandman will report directly to Michael Buckley, the company's chief executive officer.

Brandman stated, “I am very excited to be joining Differential Brands to lead the Swims brand and its global expansion... I am honored to begin working with the Swims team to further unleash their creativity and leverage their experiences while tapping into the Differential Brands infrastructure to further build and expand the business here in the U.S. and other key global markets.”

Brandman brings over 20 years of industry experience. Most recently he was Brand President of Sanuk at Deckers Brands. He has experience in executive roles at Teva, Simple, Vans and Keen.

Buckley commented, “We are pleased to welcome Jake to the Differential team. He is a strong merchant and sales professional with a long track record of successfully building great brands and cultures, and we believe he will be instrumental as we integrate and grow the Swims business. I look forward to partnering with Jake and leveraging his vast knowledge and experience to expand the Swims brand both in the U.S. and around the world.”

Brandman will begin his new role as President effective next week.

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