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Claire’s Stores appoints Richard Flint as new president


Global fashion brand Claire's Stores, Inc. has appointed Richard Flint as President of Europe where he will focus on growth across channels in the European market. As per reports, Flint will report to Claire's Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Vero.

With over two decades of experience in retail, Flint's proven track record in key leadership roles, along with his strategic approach to growing and evolving businesses, will help him expand the brand's international footprint throughout Europe. He will focus on amplifying Claire's European presence through a strong growth pipeline and developing the international supply chain to optimize the flow of products to customers through Claire's channels, with an added emphasis on its growing concessions business.

Most recently serving as Chief Growth Officer and Executive Board Member at HEMA Flint delivered significant growth through his digital and multichannel leadership and vision. He was also intimately involved in the company's M&A initiative, playing a key role in the leadership team responsible for the sale of HEMA BV in 2018 and the subsequent sale of the company to a private equity consortium in December 2020. Prior to HEMA, Flint served as the Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer at Nike, leading the company's business in Greater China, including the retail turnaround of its brand fleet, and dramatically increasing e-commerce performance across platforms and owned digital properties.