The Board of Directors of Kontoor Brands, a global lifestyle apparel company with a portfolio of some of the world’s most iconic denim brands including Wrangler, Lee and Rock & Republic, has named Rich Williams, CEO of Groupon, as a Director, effective June 19, 2019. Williams will serve on the Talent and Compensation Committee of Kontoor’s Board of Directors.
“We’re pleased to welcome Williams to Kontoor’s board of directors,” said Bob Shearer, Chairman of the board, at Kontoor Brands. “Williams’s extensive experience in technology and e-commerce, paired with his deep knowledge of consumer marketing, will be a strong addition to our board as Kontoor continues to focus on accelerating our direct to consumer strategy and creating value for our shareholders.”
Williams, has served as Groupon’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of Groupon’s Board of Directors since November 2015. During his tenure at Groupon, he has served as Chief Operating Officer, President of North America and Senior Vice president of Marketing. Prior to joining Groupon, Williams held a variety of marketing leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Amazon and spent nearly seven years in leadership positions at Experian in both sales and marketing.