Alexander has successfully grown brands for over two decades, until recently as the CEO of Marc O‘Polo. He currently builds on his extensive expertise in business strategy, sustainable growth and leadership to coach fashion brands in their brand development.
Shareholders can toy with their investment by placing friends and family on the supervisory board or appoint a team of experts who will challenge and coach executive management towards quality growth and profits.
More and more investors opt for the latter and this post reflects on a few good reasons why.
Successful brand development relies on getting three key factors right: having a unique selling proposition (USP), working with the right people, and creating simple and lean processes.
The brand and retail world has grown in size and sophistication, but also in complexity. Every one of the 20 odd years I’ve worked in this industry has made clearer what allows some companies to succeed and what others lack. New distribution channels and fashionable management philosophies notwithstanding, focusing on these three success factors is essential.