Category: Corporate Announcements

Townhall Oct. 15, 2018 – New CEO Announcement

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Mr. Galvin will become CEO effective today, October 15, 2018 Peter Cuneo transitioning to Executive Chairman.


The Board of Directors of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) (“Iconix” or the “Company”) today announced that Robert Galvin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company effective October 15, 2018.


Mr. Galvin is a proven executive with almost 30 years of experience leading and turning around global brands. He was most recently Chairman of Cherokee Inc., and has served as Chief Operating Officer and European President of Sports Brands International Ltd., Chief Executive Officer of Elie Tahari, Ltd. and President of Camuto Group. In these roles Mr. Galvin has had extensive experience managing global brand licensing activities for these companies. In addition, Mr. Galvin was instrumental in the refinancing of material indebtedness and cost restructurings at Cherokee and SBI.


Mr. Galvin served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nine West Group Inc., has been an independent director of Bebe Stores and is currently an independent director of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp and Trans World Entertainment. He also currently serves as an independent director of Lands’ End, which he joined in 2014.


Mr. Galvin is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.


“Our Board is extremely pleased that Bob has joined Iconix. We believe that his past leadership experiences in our industry bode well for Iconix. He will hit the ground running. Bob has also been very successful when faced with particularly fluid situations. His unique skills in this regard make him a good match to the current challenges facing Iconix. He is an adept problem solver. I look forward to working with Bob in the future,” said Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board of Iconix, Peter Cuneo.


Said Mr. Galvin, “I am pleased to assume leadership of Iconix Brand Group. Iconix maintains a prestigious portfolio of brands and known stature in the industry. I will be working closely with all of our partners and our leadership team to broaden our presence and position our brands to maximize their potential.”


Iconix T&E Policy Summary

Dear Iconix Team Members,

This document is only a summary of certain commonly incurred T&E expenses. For the entire document, please navigate to the HR Department section on the intranet and click on “Policies.”  Only the CFO may approve exceptions to the policies.


Relevant Policy Information

Preferred Travel Provider

 Tzell Travel Group

Rick Lozano (212) 944-2121 ext. 2243

After hours: (800) 639-7934

Membership code: X840

Protravel International Inc Travel

Consultant: Janice Boyd

Direct Phone 212-409-9565

800-227-1059 x9565

Skylux Travel

General line: (855) 507-9770

Trips may be booked using the internet and the employee’s personal credit card; however, the Tzell or Skylux. Price quote must be attached to the T&E report

  •  Domestic: All employees – Coach class
  • International: Flights > 6 hours – Business class
  • Overnight flights and employee in office next day – Business class; otherwise, Coach class
  • Select flight based on cost; not frequent flyer program.
  • Purchasing flights at the last minute can be expensive!
  • Domestic flights >$750 and International flights >$2,500 require advance approval of the CFO or his designee
  • Maximum rate including fees/taxes for all employees –
  • $300 (+ 25% for major cities)
  • A “Marriott” or equivalent business hotel should be considered the best option/standard
  • Preferred hotels in New York City – special rates are available at these hotels near Iconix using the links below:

Hilton Times Square, 234 West 42nd Street

The Knickerbocker, 6 Times Square ccessCode=N1LO

LUMA Hotel Times Square, 120 West 41st Street

Car Service/ Rental Cars
  • Hertz discount code: CD1789075
  • Budget discount code: CD5218015
  • Do not purchase any insurance (covered by Corporate policies)
  • It is preferable to use taxis, Uber, or Lyft for transportation to/from airports, and other venues.
Business Meals
  • Daily maximum out-of-town meal allowance is $100 (US and other); and, $150 (Europe)
  • All attendee names (Iconix/others) must be documented with the business purpose
  • Alcohol (moderate cost/consumption) is a reimbursable expense for entertaining clients, but not for employee only dinners or as part of an out-of-town meal allowance
  • For in-house catering, Events & Everyday should be used (212) 693-8368

Use common sense and prudent judgment when incurring T&E expenses. If in doubt refer to the T&E Policy, or ask your supervisor/manager. Remember – these expenses impact Iconix’s profitability.

Please see link below for the PDF file:

T&E Policy 2018 Summary

Iconix Mission Statement and Values

The Executive Committee recently defined Iconix’s Mission Statement and Values:




Iconix NY: Office Clean Up Day

It’s that Time of Year Again!

Iconix NY Team,

Friday, January 26th will be our annual Office Cleanup day!


For your convenience, clearly marked bins will be provided on both floors as follows:


  • Green bins for unwanted office supplies
  • Green bins for unwanted electronics
  • Clear bins with cleaning supplies
  • Trash receptacles for regular garbage
  • Paper receptacles for confidential shredding
  • Bins for unwanted product

Please dress in jeans and come prepared to clean up your workspace, the surrounding area and to address any of your product in the aisles or general areas!


I will also pull outdated sample product from offsite storage to be reviewed.


Product being sent/returned to offsite storage should be clearly marked on multiple sides of bin/box in big, bold lettering. The storage request form should be completed in full with brand, season, year, name and contact. The mailroom should be contacted to retrieve outgoing storage and donated product.


Be advised that the refrigerators in all pantries will also be purged and cleaned.


Please remove anything and everything you would like to keep. The night staff will not be responsible for anything discarded.


Pizza lunch will be provided and there will be a sample product giveaway at the end of the day.


Please note that any cleaning you plan to do is subject to the document hold notices previously circulated by the legal department. To that end, there should be no destruction or other disposal of any documents covered by document hold notices.



Maxine Erskine


Snapchat Holidays: How to Win in the New World Order

At the December Employee Town Hall, we had a great guest speaker, Marni Shapiro, who discussed holiday shopping and consumer trends. Her presentation can be accessed below:

Snapchat Holidays: How to Win in the New World Order


Lunch & Learn Series: Trademarks 101 12/12

The Basics of Trademarks and Why it is Important to Our business

Presenters: Karl Scheider & Jyoti Shah
Date: Tuesday, December 12th
When: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Showrooms 4A & 4B

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about trademarks but were afraid to ask. The right trademark can mean big business, but there’s more to getting that “®” than meets the eye. This introductory seminar will explain the basics of trademarks, proper usage, the registration process, and how to screen and clear a mark in today’s global — and increasingly cyber — economy. Trademarks must be chosen carefully and defended attentively.


  • Trademark Basics
  • Trademark Selection and Clearance
  • Trademark Registration, Maintenance, and Protection
  • Trademark Use – Best Practices