Shares of Sequential Brands Group (NASDAQ: SQBG) are down 10% after the company this morning named Karen Murray as chief executive officer to replace Yehuda Shmidman, who is stepping down from his position at the company and as a member of the board of directors. Murray has also been appointed to serve as a director of the company. “Karen Murray has outstanding leadership skills and industry experience and she has demonstrated her ability to activate and grow successful brands. We are excited to have an executive of Karen’s caliber join and lead our team at Sequential to grow with us. I have admired her and watched her thrive in her career, and I am pleased that we will be able to work together,” Chairman of the Board William Sweedler stated in the news release.
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About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active and home categories. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com.
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