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Gunn to succeed Williams at Sofa.com

Vince GunnSofa.Com has recruited Vince Gunn from Crocs to be its ceo.

Gunn will join on 5 October and succeed Gareth Williams, who had been at the etailer since 2010. The etailer was bought by CBPE Capital in Febuary.
Gunn has been md at Crocs Europe for the past four years where he was responsible for 50 European markets and oversaw a 40% increase in sales.
‘The board is delighted to welcome Vince to Sofa.Com. His global experience combined with his proven ability to grow retail businesses in a variety of distribution channels and product categories make him a natural choice for us,’ says Justin Stead, Sofa.Com chairman.
‘Vince is taking on a strong platform at Sofa.Com which is well positioned for the next phase of its evolution. Since the sale of the business in February, the business has been in a positive transition mode and progressing all areas to capitalize on an exciting future. Vince’s energy, enthusiasm and proven track record growing successful brands will be an outstanding addition to our team.’
‘Sofa.Com has a leading market position in an increasingly dynamic furniture sector. An ongoing focus on developing a high value offer, a leading omnichannel strategy and an ambitious international growth agenda will allow us to deliver value for both our customers and our shareholders, capitalising on our current and future opportunities. I am delighted to be joining Justin and the senior team at Sofa.Com at this exciting phase in the company’s development,’ says Dunn.
He has also worked at Marks & Spencer, The Body Shop International, Thomson Travel Group and Mothercare.