Marquee Brands has appointed Neil Fiske as its first chief executive officer. Fiske has 20 years of brand building experience across various consumer segments. Most recently, he was the CEO of the Gap brand.
Founded in 2014, Marquee Brands focuses on brand acquisitions and brand building and today manages a portfolio with $3 billion of retail sales across 11 brands and four consumer segments, the company said. This includes the recent acquisition of Sur La Table, which further builds upon the home and culinary portfolio within Marquee Brands. The company’s portfolio also includes Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse.
Fiske’s career as a CEO has focused on building brands, transforming businesses, and adapting to an omnichannel consumer environment, the company said. Prior to the Gap, Fisk served as CEO at Billabong International. He also spent five years as president and CEO at Eddie Bauer. Fiske was also CEO at Bath and Body Works.
“Neil brings world-class multi-brand operational experience to Marquee Brands and has a track record of successfully building and repositioning brands. We are very excited to have him lead the team as the company’s first chief executive officer. Neil has the leadership track record and breadth of business experience we believe are critical to lead Marquee,” said Sam Porat, managing director, Neuberger Berman, an investor fund which owns Marquee.