Hodinkee names Jeffery Fowler new CEO
Watches specialist Hodinkee announced on Monday the appointment of Jeffery Fowler to the role of chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Fowler succeeds Toby Bateman, who will continue in an advisory role at the New York-based company.
A retail and luxury veteran, Fowler joins Hodinkee from Farfetch, where he served as president of the Americas region for the UK high-end online retailer. In the position, he lead the platform's North and South America regions, working across offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and São Paulo.
In 2017, Fowler was elected to the board of directors of the Fashion Institute of Technology Couture Council where he has served as vice chairman since 2019.
“Jeff is a dynamic leader, one whose expertise and innovative mentality make him the ideal choice to guide Hodinkee into the future," said Ben Clymer, Hodinkee founder and executive chairman.
"Jeff comes to the brand with a proven track record of success no matter where he has been, and his contributions to the world of luxury goods have been recognized across the industry. I am excited to have Jeff on board as the company’s new CEO, and on behalf of the people at Hodinkee, welcome him.”
Before Farfetch, Fowler worked across the luxury goods sector with leadership roles at LVMH, Richemont and Tesla. Prior to that, he sent two years as a management consultant with Bain & Company.
“Hodinkee is an exciting and rare example of a company that has successfully established award-winning content, forward-thinking commerce, and a passionate community, all in one place,” said Fowler.
“With that type of strong foundation, the company’s potential for further growth is all but certain. I am incredibly excited to be the new CEO of Hodinkee and look forward to working with such a talented group to further cement its position as a leading luxury and media company.”
Hodinkee was founded by Clymer in 2008. In 2020, the company raised $40 million in funding round led by TCG with participation from new and existing investors, including LVMH Luxury Ventures, Tony Fadell’s Future Shape and Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, in addition to GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Grammy award-winner John Mayer.
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