MadaLuxe Group has promoted Steven Barbery, SVP of timepieces, to the newly created role of president of licensing and timepieces.
The group’s licensing division will focus on acquiring the worldwide exclusive licensing rights for all fashion categories from leading global luxury brands.
“Steven Barbery has continually proven his skill and vision by building our timepieces business to its current position as the largest distributor of luxury fashion Swiss Made watches in North America,” says Adam Freede, CEO of MadaLuxe Group.
“He has been promoted to this new role to continue leading that growth and to oversee all operations of our MadaLuxe licensing arm in addition to MadaLuxeTime.com, our full-price e-commerce channel for timepieces, which will grow into a multi-category full-line business. We’re extremely confident in his ability to advance our business as we continue to expand into new categories and areas of operation,” he adds.
Mr Barbery joined MadaLuxe in 2017 to establish a watch division when the company acquired the exclusive distribution rights for Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versus Versace watches in the United States and successfully expanded distribution into Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom along with other luxury watch stores.
Last year, the group also secured North America distribution rights for Fendi Timepieces.