Female powerhouses Tracy Gardner, Silvia Mazzucchelli, Jennifer Olsen bring extensive retail experience to help fuel the company’s omnichannel growth
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Fair Harbor, the pioneering sustainable apparel brand that revolutionized the men’s swimwear space with its proprietary fabric technology, welcomes three retail veterans to its Board. As the digitally native business focuses on continuing to expand its product offering and channel distribution, these experienced industry leaders will help drive Fair Harbor’s next growth phase:
- Tracy Gardner – former President of J. Crew from 2004 – 2010 (led team while taking company public in 2006); currently on the Board of Gap, Inc.
- Silvia Mazzucchelli – currently BCG Senior Advisor and board member with VTEX (NYSE), Carbon38, COYUCHI and former CEO and C-Suite with The Collected Group, ModCloth, TOMS Shoes, American Apparel and Guess? Inc
- Jennifer Olsen – currently Chief Marketing Officer of Caleres; former Chief Marketing Officer of UNTUCKit and Crate & Barrel.
“We are excited to welcome Tracy, Silvia, and Jennifer to the Fair Harbor Board,” said Jake Danehy, CEO and co-founder of Fair Harbor. “We continue to strengthen our foundation to scale and sustainably grow our business for the future. The breadth of their experiences and expertise in the retail industry, combined with our Broad Sky Partners, will greatly enhance Fair Harbor’s ability to expand our product offerings and distribution channels.”
“Jake and I have had the pleasure of getting to know each of these accomplished business leaders quite well, and we’re thrilled to work with them. As we embark on our next phases of growth, we are grateful for their commitment to our company and our sustainability mission,” said Caroline Danehy, CBO and co-founder of Fair Harbor. “Female empowerment in business is a fundamental value of mine, and it is incredibly inspiring and meaningful to have these strong women on our Board.”
Tracy Gardner said: “I met Jake and Caroline when they were just starting out and I continue to be inspired by their focus, drive, and how they are consistently executing on their mission. I will use my deep understanding of vertical multi-channel brands to help the team navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead. I am excited about Fair Harbor’s product innovation in the pipeline as they continue to challenge themselves to find new sustainable materials and develop products their customers will love.”
Silvia Mazzucchelli said: “I joined Fair Harbor because I deeply relate to its core mission of protecting the places we all love. With my 25 years of experience and learnings at the intersection of brand, consumer, and go-to-market strategy, I am looking forward to helping the business scale and I am honored to contribute to the brand’s success. I am most impressed with the vision, dedication, entrepreneurial spirit, and authenticity the Fair Harbor team shows daily.”
Jennifer Olsen said: “Over the years, I’ve been privileged to serve as an advisor and witness the thoughtful ways Jake and Caroline have grown the business and brand. The industry is in a period of unprecedented change and transformation. I’m eager to use my experience to help Fair Harbor go farther faster and be a strong partner as we navigate some of the exciting new opportunities on the horizon. I know Fair Harbor will continue to provoke the conversation and inspire innovation when it comes to sustainability—they are a true force of good in the industry.”
About Fair Harbor
Fair Harbor is a sustainable coastal lifestyle brand launched in 2014 by siblings Jake and Caroline Danehy. Inspired by their childhood summers spent in Fire Island, NY, the duo’s passion and persistence evolved Fair Harbor into the fastest-growing sustainable apparel company in the United States. The B Corp certified, purpose-driven label began with the simple goal of reducing plastic waste in the water and at the beach. Since then, Fair Harbor has transformed more than 32 million recycled plastic water bottles into stylish lifestyle apparel. The brand also innovated the men’s swimwear space by inventing BreezeKnit™ fabric, an interior liner for their shorts, to solve the chafing caused by traditional mesh. The company has since expanded into numerous categories as part of its evolution into a full lifestyle brand for the entire family. More than 50,000 five-star reviews from loyal customers attest to the comfort of Fair Harbor clothing. INC magazine’s INC 5000 List ranked them the 26th Fastest-Growing Private Company in America and the #2 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Retail for 2020. In 2021, the Danehy’s earned the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Reuters Responsible Business Award.
Fair Harbor is sold online, in Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and at more than 250 specialty retailers around the country. To learn more about Fair Harbor and shop the latest offerings, visit www.FairHarborClothing.com.
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