FORA.tv Speaker - Paul Blum
Paul Blum was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kenneth Cole Productions in June 2011.
Mr. Blum is responsible for leading the expansion of Kenneth Cole Productions to a global multichannel social media lifestyle brand. He brings more than 25 years of experience in footwear, accessories, apparel, wholesaling, and retailing to the position.
He most recently held the position of Chief Executive Officer at luxury jewelry company David Yurman Inc. Under Mr. Blum's leadership, the David Yurman business grew significantly and developed into an international luxury brand with strategic retail expansion into Asia and Europe. Also during his tenure, the company diversified its marketing investment with the launch of groundbreaking digital and social media campaigns, and a highly successful e-commerce platform.
Prior to that, Mr. Blum spent 15 years at Kenneth Cole, a time when the company saw some of its largest growth. He served as Executive Vice President before being named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1994.