// Matchesfashion appoints Elizabeth von der Goltz as newly-created chief commercial officer
// It marks the retailer’s third C-level hire in three months
// Matchesfashion commercial director Lea Cranfield is leaving for a chief buying & merchandising officer role at Net-a-Porter
Matchesfashion has hired Elizabeth von der Goltz to take on the newly-created role of chief commercial officer.
The appointment marks the fashion retailer’s third C-level hire in as many months, and follows news last week of commercial director Lea Cranfield leaving her post to return to Net-a-Porter as its chief buying and merchandising officer.
Von der Goltz herself is also currently at Net-a-Porter, where she has been global buying director for the last three years, and will leave the online fashion retailer next year to join Matchesfashion.
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Von der Goltz also possesses over 20 years’ experience in buying and merchandising roles in the UK and US, mostly at Bergdorf Goodman where she held numerous roles during her 14-year tenure.
“I look forward to immersing myself in [Matchesfashion], continuing to strengthen our brand partnerships and helping to take the business to the next level,” she said.
Chief executive Ajay Kavan said: “Elizabeth has a breadth of experience and commercial acumen that will help us continue to drive growth by inspiring our customers.
“Our aim is to be the best global partner for luxury brands and to continue to forge deep relationships with the world’s most discerning luxury customers.
“Elizabeth will augment our exceptional leadership team and help get the business ready to scale.”
The appointment of von der Goltz follows the arrival of Sean Glithero as chief financial Officer in September and Jason Weston as chief operating officer in October.
Kavan said: “I’m looking forward to working with Elizabeth, Sean, Jason and the rest of the Matchesfashion leadership team.
“Next year will be focused on bolstering the foundations of our business and strengthening our brand partnerships so we are ready to scale as the world emerges from the pandemic.”