RG Barry Brands has
named Jeff Cosgrove to head its Foot Petals
Business Unit, effective immediately.
Mr. Cosgrove has most recently served as the Company's Vice
President, Sales & Merchandising and Off-Price Channel Sales.
"Jeff has filled several critical sales and merchandising
roles with us since joining our team in November 2008,
and we believe he is the right leader to drive continued growth in our comfort
insert business while aligning that business with the vast changes currently
taking place in the retail marketplace," said Greg
Tunney, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Foot Petals founder Tina Aldatz
added, "Having worked with Jeff, I am excited about his balanced
background with both large footwear brands and as an entrepreneur. His unique
skill set and leadership experience will allow our team to grow the business
while maintaining the original designer vision of providing comfort solutions
that allow women to wear the shoes they love."
Cosgrove brings extensive senior level management experience to
his new role including stints as Executive Vice President of Easy Spirit brand
Sales and Operations at US Shoe and Executive Vice President Marketing and
Sales while at Rockport. He also held sales
positions with Wolverine Worldwide and Brown Shoe. Cosgrove is a graduate of Shippensburg University, Shippensburg,
PA, and will continue to be based at RG Barry's suburban Columbus headquarters.
About RG Barry
RG Barry creates and markets accessories brands and fashionable,
solution-oriented products for a great life. In addition to Foot Petals, our
primary brands include Dearfoams slippers dearfoams.com; and baggallini handbags, totes and travel
To learn more, visit us at rgbarry.com.