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Hodinkee Names New CEO

WatchesMar 17, 2022

Hodinkee Names New CEO

Jeffery Fowler joins with years of experience in the retail, e-commerce, and luxury spaces.

Hodinkee’s new CEO, Jeffery Fowler
New York—Hodinkee has named luxury veteran Jeffery Fowler as its new CEO. 

He succeeds Toby Bateman in the role, who is stepping down to focus more on his family. Bateman will continue in an advisory role at Hodinkee.  

Fowler joins with years of retail, e-commerce, and luxury experience, previously serving as president, Americas, and member of the executive team at online luxury fashion retail platform Farfetch. 

Leading its North and South America regions, Fowler worked with teams across New York City, Los Angeles, and São Paulo to build brand awareness and seamless personalized customer service, as well as increase collaborative market share with boutique and brand partners. 

Prior to Farfetch, he held leadership roles at LVMH, Richemont, and Tesla. 

He also spent two years as a management consultant with Bain & Company after earning a BA degree in English and American Literature & Languages from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) business school. 

Fowler joined the board of directors of the Fashion Institute of Technology Couture Council in 2017 and has served as its vice chairman since 2019. 

Women’s Wear Daily named him to its inaugural “40 Under 40” list of executives impacting the global fashion industry in 2017. 

In 2018, he joined the advisory board of the Baker Retailing Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and the following year was honored with the NYC-based High School of Fashion Industries’ Visionary Award.

“Jeff is a dynamic leader, one whose expertise and innovative mentality make him the ideal choice to guide Hodinkee into the future,” said founder and executive chairman Ben Clymer. 

“Jeff comes to the brand with a proven track record of success no matter where he has been, and his contributions to the world of luxury goods have been recognized across the industry. I am excited to have Jeff on board as the company’s new CEO, and on behalf of the people at Hodinkee, welcome him.”

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Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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