NEW YORK–Jonathan Adler has named apparel executive David Frankel president of the company, effective immediately. Frankel assumes the role from Jay Fitzgerald, who was president for three years.
Most recently, Frankel was the president of U.S. operations for the men’s and women’s denim-based lifestyle brand Mavi Jeans. He also was executive vice president for St. John Knits; president and chief operating officer of CK Apparel Corp., a division of GFT; and president of Free People, a division of Urban Outfitters.
“I feel fortunate to be joining one of the leading creative forces in the design world,” said Frankel in a statement. “The growth of Jonathan’s business and brand awareness has been astounding in the last few years. I look forward to collaborating with Jonathan on building his happy and chic home furnishings empire.”