Liz Claiborne Names Tommy Hilfiger Veteran George Carrara as CFO

Liz Claiborne has appointed George Carrara as executive vice president (EVP), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO), effective 2 April 2012. In this position, Carrara will oversee finance, global operations and IT. He will report to William McComb, chief executive officer (CEO).

Most recently, Carrara was COO at Tommy Hilfiger North America. He started at Tommy Hilfiger in 1999 as vice president, CFO for the jeans division and held positions of increasing responsibility until the sale of the company to PVH in 2011. Prior to his stint at Tommy Hilfiger, Carrara was CFO/COO for Mirage Apparel Group, a licensee of Guess, the NFL and MLB. He began his career in the entrepreneurial services and consumer product groups at Price Waterhouse and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

The company has also promoted Robert Vill to senior vice president (SVP), finance and treasurer, effective 2 April 2012. Vill will serve as interim CFO until Carrara’s start. Vill will report to him and continue to serve as corporate treasurer and head investor relations.

Vill joined the company as vice president, treasury and investor relations in April 1999 and has held various financial positions since. From 2005 through 2007, he also had responsibility for divisional finance. In 1998, immediately prior to joining the company, Vill was vice president, finance for Hanover Direct. Prior to that, he held numerous positions during his seven-year tenure at Saks Fifth Avenue, ultimately serving as vice president-treasurer.


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