By Emily Delzell
San Rafael, CA-based Vionic on August 15 reported that Connie X. Rishwain, former president of Goleta, CA-based Ugg, has joined Vionic as president of its global business.
Rishwain will oversee product, marketing, and sales at Vionic and sit on its board of directors. She will report directly to CEO Chris Gallagher, who will continue to lead the company’s vision and culture.
During her time at Ugg, Rishwain led the company’s growth from a $10 million niche surf brand to a $1.5 billion global lifestyle brand. Previously, she held senior roles at Deckers (Ugg, Teva, and Simple brands), Impo International, and the Nine West Group. Rishwain also sits on the board of K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations)/Fashion Delivers, and was recently elected to the Board of Regents of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.