Corkcicle Appoints McDonough CEO

Corkcicle has appointed Chris McDonough as its new chief executive officer. Ben Hewitt, Corkcicle’s co-founder, has stepped down from his role as CEO and will maintain his role as chairman of the board of directors.

According to the company, McDonough brings a wealth of expertise to this role, having inspired and led teams across a wide range of business disciplines with a proven track record of success.

Before joining Corkcicle, McDonough spent the last four years at L.L. Bean as chief sales and brand officer. While there, McDonough helped develop a comprehensive brand relaunch and channel transformation model that led to significant profit, margin and new customer growth. He also led and mapped out an end to end business planning process that has yielded strong business efficiencies and cost savings, the company said.

“I am incredibly excited, proud and humbled to assume this new role and energized for the future of the company,” said McDonough. “Corkcicle is poised for exponential success with its incredible brand, product line and differentiation in the market.”

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the CEO of Corkcicle since founding the company and I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished,” said Hewitt. “The board and I are confident that Chris is the right person to build on this momentum.”