Kering Eyewear Appoints Glenn Rusk Head of North America, Jennifer Brown as East Coast Sales VP


Glenn Rusk (l) and Jennifer Brown.

PADUA, Italy—Kering Eyewear has announced the appointment of Glenn Rusk as the head of North America and Jennifer Brown as vice president of sales for the U.S. East Coast. Both appointments are effective immediately.

Rusk will be based in New Jersey and will be in charge of Kering Eyewear for the U.S. and Canada. He will report to Roberto Vedovotto, president and CEO of Kering Eyewear.

Previously SVP of sales for Kering Eyewear, Rusk has gained a solid experience in the eyewear sector.

Roberto Vedovotto, Kering Eyewear president and CEO said, “The promotion of Glenn Rusk to Head of North Americas comes as a proof of his strong commitment over the past few years in establishing Kering Eyewear’s portfolio in the region, a key strategic market for our company with a huge potential, which I am confident Glenn and our team in the U.S. will be able to further exploit successfully.”

In his new role, Rusk takes on the responsibilities formerly handled by Antonio Bortuzzo, who has left Kering and returned to his home country of Italy.

In her new role, Brown will be in charge of developing the sales and growing the presence on the East Coast for all Kering brands operating in the eyewear segment and for Cartier Eyewear. Brown will also assume leadership of all the strategic alliances and buying groups nationally. She will report to Rusk and will be based in New York.

Brown has worked in the optical industry for over 15 years, most recently with Luxottica. She has focused predominately on independent optometry.

“We are very excited to have Jennifer Brown join our team here at Kering Eyewear. Her strong commercial abilities paired with her knowledge of the industry will be instrumental in growing the business for the Kering Eyewear brands,” said Rusk, head of North America for Kering Eyewear.