Wolverine appoints new Sweaty Betty global brand president
Mullen will report to Isabel Soriano, president of Wolverine Worldwide’s London-based international group, aligning the brand with the company’s other international businesses. She succeeds Julia Straus, who as previously announced is returning to the United States with her family, said the Rockford, Michigan-based company.
A consumer-focused and omnichannel retail leader, Mullen brings her experience from various senior executive roles within global fashion, athletic, and footwear brands. Most recently, she served as vice president and general manager of UK and Ireland for Jo Malone London, where she was responsible for all commercial operations in these two key markets, including stores, e-commerce, and wholesale, since 2019.
Prior to that, Mullen worked at Nike
“Melissa’s proven track record with consumer-obsessed global athletic and fashion brands makes her the ideal leader to help propel Sweaty Betty forward, and I’m extremely excited to welcome her as its next Global Brand President,” said Soriano. “Her deep omnichannel experience and industry knowledge will help position the brand for long-term success.”
Wolverine, the owner of MerrellHush Puppies
In March, the U.S.-based company said it will also be consolidating its London office space and proposing a UK workforce reduction.