NEW YORK–Federico de Bellegarde has been promoted to senior vice president of licensing at The Sharper Image.
Previously vice president of licensing, de Bellegarde continues to oversee the company’s licensing efforts in this newly created position. He reports directly to Joey Gabbay, the company’s president and chief executive officer of Bluestar Alliance, one of Sharper Image’s joint-venture owners.
De Bellegarde joined Sharper Image in June 2008, after Bluestar Alliance along with Hilco Consumer Capital and Gordon Brothers Group purchased the assets of the retailer and transformed it into a licensing company. Prior to that, he had worked as an executive for the Sharper Image retail company for 18 years.