Kosta Kartsotis

Chief Executive Officer at Fossil Group, Inc.

Kosta Kartsotis

Kosta Kartsotis

Chief Executive Officer at Fossil Group, Inc.

Biography

Presently, Kosta N. Kartsotis holds the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Fossil Group, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Fossil Group, Inc.

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1797

Number of Boards

1

Birthday

1953

Age

68

Number of Awards

3

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Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer at Fossil Group, Inc.

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Former President, Fashion Accessories & Stores Division at Fossil Group, Inc.

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Founder at Bedrock Manufacturing Co. LLC

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Former Professional at Target Corp.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Levi Strauss & Co.

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Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle

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Chief Financial Officer at SierraPine Ltd.

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Former Director at Fossil Group, Inc.

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Managing Director Region Head at JPMorgan Chase Co. (Investment Management)

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Chief Brand Officer at WW International, Inc.

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Bedrock Manufacturing is a Dallas, TX based, design and manufacturing group that is home to a growing stable of design-led, global brands that span across a broad number of categories from apparel and entertainment to retail and utility goods, including Clare Vivier, MOLLUSK, SHINOLA and Steven Alan.

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CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion is the CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1988 - Current

Fossil is a global retailer specializing in the design, innovation, and marketing of fashion lifestyle and accessory products. At the heart of the Company’s vision is a commitment to fostering creativity and delivering the best in design through its two core businesses: Fossil brand; and a multi-brand watch business. The Fossil brand is rooted in authenticity and a distinctive vintage-inspired design aesthetic. With over 390 stores worldwide and a strong global e-commerce business, the brand is internationally known for its eclectic assortment of lifestyle and accessory items including watches, handbags, and clothing. The Company also creates fashion accessories for a number of other owned and licensed brands including MICHELE, Zodiac, Relic, Emporio Armani, DKNY, Armani Exchange, Michael Kors, Diesel, Burberry, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Adidas, Skagen Denmark, and Karl Lagerfeld. The Company is constantly developing its multi-brand portfolio through its core competencies in innovative branding, world-class design, and dynamic global distribution. Highlights Fossil’s diverse portfolio of world-class brands gives it a unique position in the global marketplace. Each core business yields high-margin profits, in addition to a growing and profitable retail segment. We at Fossil are actively committed to our brands, core values, and community. Our strategically-varied channels of distribution of aspiration lifestyle brands coupled with a strong balance sheet have contributed to our global success for over 25 years and provide significant opportunities for future growth. The Business Fossil is comprised of two core businesses: the Fossil brand, and a multi-brand watch business. We believe that the sustainable growth and success of the Company lies in this diversified business model, strengthened by the worldwide appeal of each of the constituent lifestyle brands. Brand Building We build world-class brands. Supported by the best talent in the industry, we specialize in developing the distinct design DNA that defines each brand. We then utilize our world-class global distribution network to bring our collections to life, strategically merchandising these curated product stories to further reinforce the unique strengths of each business

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$10K +
2015

The San Francisco Aids Foundation is an American private company located in San Francisco, CA, that provides education, advocacy and direct services for HIV prevention and care.The company says this about itself: No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is to radically reduce new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease.

$1,000 - $10K
2014

The San Francisco Aids Foundation is an American private company located in San Francisco, CA, that provides education, advocacy and direct services for HIV prevention and care.The company says this about itself: No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is to radically reduce new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease.

$2,500 - $10K
2013

Elton John AIDS Foundation, Inc. provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS and educational programs targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention. The company was founded by Elton John in 1992 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$2,000
2003

Former President of United States

$1,000
1999

Former President of United States

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Awards & Honors
Rank #189
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #26
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #12
2012
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Other Affiliations

Kosta Kartsotis is affiliated with Fossil Group, Inc.

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