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Sofa.Com Group appoints new CEO

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Sofa.Com has announced the appointment of Vince Gunn, who will join the Board as Group Chief Executive Officer on 5th October 2015 in succession to Gareth Williams.  

Gunn previously worked for Crocs Europe, based in Amsterdam, where he held the position of Managing Director for the last four years. 

As MD, Gunn was responsible for 50 European markets embracing wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels, and growing revenue by over 40%.  

Prior to his work for Crocs Europe, he has held senior executive roles in a number of retail and consumer facing businesses including Marks & Spencer, The Body Shop International, Thomson Travel Group and Mothercare.  

Justin Stead, Chairman of Sofa.Com, said: "The Board is delighted to welcome Vince to Sofa.Com. His global experience combined with his proven ability to grow retail businesses in a variety of distribution channels and product categories make him a natural choice for us.  

Vince is taking on a strong platform at Sofa.Com which is well positioned for the next phase of its evolution. Since the sale of the business in February, the business has been in a positive transition mode and progressing all areas to capitalize on an exciting future.  Vince’s energy, enthusiasm and proven track record growing successful brands will be an outstanding addition to our team"  

Gunn added: "Sofa.Com has a leading market position in an increasingly dynamic furniture sector. An ongoing focus on developing a high value offer, a leading omnichannel strategy and an ambitious international growth agenda will allow us to deliver value for both our customers and our shareholders, capitalising on our current and future opportunities. I am delighted to be joining Justin and the senior team at Sofa.Com at this exciting phase in the company’s development.” 

Charlotte Brown

Published on Monday 07 September by Editorial Assistant

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