Gordon Brothers hired Carolyn D’Angelo as managing director of brands and president of Laura Ashley.

Based in New York City, D’Angelo has almost 30 years of experience in marketing, licensing, branding and merchandising in the home and fashion industries as well as implementing strategies for national consumer brands. She will lead new development and licensing opportunities within the equity and debt portfolios for Gordon Brothers’ brands team. In addition, as president of Laura Ashley, D’Angelo will lead the British home and lifestyle brand as it continues to develop and expand categories and geographies within the consumer home and fashion sectors.

“Having a seasoned executive like Carolyn as president of Laura Ashley is yet another exciting step in the brand’s evolution,” Tobias Nanda, president of brands at Gordon Brothers, said. “We’re confident that under her exceptional leadership, Laura Ashley can achieve milestone growth in the U.S. and internationally, ensuring the brand reconnects with its base and reaches new consumers.”

Gordon Brothers acquired the Laura Ashley brand, archives and related intellectual property in April 2020.