Board of Directors

  • Thomas Smach

    Thomas Smach has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2005 and stepped into the role of Chairman in late 2010. Mr. Smach is a founder and partner of Riverwood Capital Management. From Janury 2005 to June 2008, Mr. Smach served as the Chief Financial Officer of Flextronics, Inc. April 2000 until December 2004, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Flextronics. From 1997 to April 2000, he served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Dii Group, Inc. Mr. Smach is a certified public accountant and serves on the board of directors of ADVA AG Optical Networking.
  • Andrew Rees

    President, CEO and Director
    Director Since
    Andrew Rees is the President, CEO and Principal Executive Officer of Crocs, Inc., overseeing the brand’s global strategy and operations. Mr. Rees joined Crocs as President in June 2014, and became CEO and joined the Board of Directors in June 2017. Mr. Rees has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear and retail industry. Prior to joining Crocs, Mr. Rees served as Managing Director of L.E.K. Consulting in Boston where he founded and led the firm’s Retail and Consumer Products Practice for 13 years. While at L.E.K., Mr. Rees served as a consultant for Crocs from 2013 to 2014, supporting the development and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan. Previously, Mr. Rees served as Vice President of both Strategic Planning and Retail Operations for Reebok International. He also held a variety of positions at Laura Ashley.
  • Ian Bickley

    Director Since
    Mr. Bickley, has served as President, International Group, of Coach, Inc. (“Coach”), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, since August 2013. Effective July 2017, Mr. Bickley will serve as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Coach. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bickley served as President, Coach International from February 2006 to August 2013, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coach Japan from August 2001 to January 2006, Vice President, Japan from 1997 to 2001 and other successively senior positions since joining Coach in May 1993. Mr. Bickley brings more than 25 years of global retail and brand building experience to the Board. Since joining Coach in 1993, Mr. Bickley has been an important architect in the development and execution of its international businesses, through direct retail, wholesale and distributor-run businesses. Mr. Bickley also oversees development of all new and emerging markets globally for the Coach brand. This experience provides the Board with significant expertise and perspective relating to global retail operations, emerging markets and branding.
  • Ronald Frasch

    Ronald Frasch has served as Vice Chairman and Chief Merchant of Saks Fifth Avenue, a division of Saks, Incorporated, since November 2004. From January 2004 to November 2004, Mr. Frasch was employed by Saks in a non-executive capacity. From April 2000 to January 2004, Mr. Frasch served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bergdorf Goodman (a subsidiary of Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.) and served as President of GFT North America (a subsidiary of Gruppo GFT, based in Turin, Italy, a global producer, marketer and distributor of fine men’s and women’s clothing, sportswear and furnishings) from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Frasch also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Escada USA from 1994 to 1996.
  • Prakash Melwani

    Director Since
    Prakash Melwani is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone. He is Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone's Private Equity Group and chairs each of its Investment Committees. Mr. Melwani serves as a director of Acushnet Company, Kosmos Energy, Performance Food Group, Pinnacle Foods, RGIS Inventory Specialists, and Blackstone strategic partner, Patria. Mr. Melwani received a First Class Honors degree in Economics from Cambridge University, England, and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhodes Fellow.
  • Doreen Wright

    Doreen Wright has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2011. Since 2008, Ms. Wright has been retired, having served previously as Campbell Soup Company’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer from 2001 until her retirement. Prior to joining Campbell Soup Company, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Nabisco from 1999 to 2001. From 1995 through 1998, Ms. Wright was Senior Vice President, Operations and System for Prudential Insurance Company’s Prudential Investment Group. Additionally, Ms. Wright brings prior board experience as a current member of the Board of Directors of the Dean Foods Company, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, and New Hope Arts, Inc.
  • Doug Treff

    Director Since
    Mr. Treff is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of World Vision, Inc., an international relief and development organization. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Payless Holdings, Inc. from September 2007 to July 2015 and also as its Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Treff served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Sears Canada Inc. from 2006 to 2007, having been seconded to Sears Canada from Sears Holdings. Mr. Treff served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Deluxe Corporation from 2000 to 2006. From 1990 to 2000, he held Chief Financial Officer and other leadership roles in finance at Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc., including serving as Vice President, Finance of Wilsons since 1993 and as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary since 1996.
  • Bill Gray

    Director Since
    Bill Gray has served as a Senior Advisor to Blackstone's Private Equity Group since October 2010, advising various Blackstone portfolio companies on sales and marketing strategies to further brand development, as well as on issues management, user experience, channel expansion and digital transformation. Mr. Gray also serves as an investor and/or an advisor to a number of digitally oriented ventures including QF (QuickFrame) Video (a short form Video content creator), Dagne Dover (fashion handbag and accessory start up), and KARD (a charge card digital loyalty rewards start up). Prior to joining Blackstone, Bill spent 32 years at The Ogilvy Group, the world’s fifth largest communications firm, where he held a succession of leadership positions culminating in the roles of CEO Ogilvy Group North America (2005-2009). Mr. Gray serves as a Director of SeaWorld Entertainment and of HeathMarkets (a health insurance distribution and underwriter co-owned by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs), and he previously served as a Director of the Harleysville Property Casualty Insurance and Zinio Digital Newsstand (3000 digital global magazines) and as a Trustee of Century Capital Family of Mutual Funds. Mr. Gray graduated from Harvard College and received his MBA from the Darden School University of Virginia.