Former CEO of Apex Global Brands to Drive Strategic Growth in EMEA
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) today announced that Henry Stupp has joined the company as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The addition of this new leadership role at ABG is an important step as the company heightens its focus on expansion in key regions and continues to diversify its portfolio. As President of EMEA, Stupp will spearhead ABG’s brand and business expansion across EMEA and India. Stupp will be located in London, where he will open and oversee a new ABG office and recruit for dedicated regional teams.
“Henry is an experienced and successful leader who brings valuable insight to ABG,” said Jarrod Weber, Group President Lifestyle, Chief Brand Officer of ABG. “His proven track record in connecting licensed brands with best-in-class partners and driving distribution are important attributes that we believe will fuel ABG’s continued commitment to brand growth in the region.”
Stupp brings 30 years of leadership experience to ABG in the licensing and brand marketing industries. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Apex Global Brands (formerly Cherokee Global Brands). During his decade-long tenure with Apex, in addition to providing M&A oversight, Stupp introduced many licenses and brands to a broad, global retail and wholesale audience. Before joining Cherokee, Stupp served as Co-Founder of NTD Apparel, a leading licensee of entertainment, character, sports and branded apparel and a supplier of clothing and accessories to most major North American retailers. A qualified NYSE and NASDAQ financial expert, Stupp also served on the board of directors of Apex Global Brands.
“I am delighted to have joined Authentic Brands Group and look forward to forging new paths for the EMEA India regions,” said Stupp. “ABG recognizes the importance of establishing a local presence in these fast-growing territories and I couldn’t be happier to be working with this world class team and renowned portfolio of globally-recognized lifestyle and entertainment brands.”
ABG veteran Taylor Morono, now interim SVP of EMEA, who has been instrumental in the company’s growth over the last decade, will join Henry in this endeavor to develop ABG’s London office and the expansion of its brands in the region. Together, Stupp and Morono bring a wealth of knowledge in brand development, marketing and licensing, and will focus on accelerating organic growth for ABG’s brands and driving new business across EMEA and India.