Summer Classics & Gabby Tap Dick Cross to Lead Licensing
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Summer Classics Home stores is announcing that Dick Cross has been appointed to the newly created role of president of Licensing for Summer Classics and Gabby. He comes to the position with a wealth of Summer Classics specific experience, having spent two years at the company in a contracted capacity as Co-CEO where he was instrumental in continuing to grow the brands.
Cross also previously worked in the licensing arena through his business, Cross Partnership Ltd. He will be responsible for identifying locations and prospective clients who wish to open SC Home stores across the United States. Licensees sell Summer Classics and Gabby lines exclusively in SC Home branded stores.
Cross said, “Our experience shows that if we find the right location to fit our model, then there is an opportunity for great potential. At our licensed SC Home stores, we’re introducing a new concept where consumers can have a fabulous indoor and outdoor experience complete with designers who work with them.”
William White, CMO, said, “We are excited to have someone with Dick Cross’s business acumen, talent and intimate knowledge of our business to help us build a successful licensing program. Having him focused on expanding our retail footprint in key states will help us and our dealers
in those areas expand awareness of the Summer Classics and Gabby brands. There’s nobody more qualified.”
For more information on licensing, Dick Cross can be reached at (888) 883-9792 or licensee@SummerClassics.com
About Dick Cross
Dick Cross is an 11-time turnaround CEO, Private Equity Partner, Advisor to private equity, venture capital, family offices and independent owners. He’s also the best-selling author of “Just Run It!” and “60-Minute CEO.”
Dick has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia
School of Architecture. He has an MA from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and an MS in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Cross founded The Cross Partnership in 1991 on the belief that the greatest determinant of business success is the Job at the Top.