Zound appoints Jeremy de Maillard as new CEO
Zound Industries welcomes Jeremy de Maillard as new Chief Executive Officer. Jeremy brings international leadership experience and a proven track record of building brands and growing businesses at global and iconic brands such as adidas, The North Face and Vans. Jeremy is a strong and appreciated leader with a passion for connecting brands with consumers through an authentic brand purpose, innovative products and relevant consumer experiences in an ever changing, digitally driven and global market landscape.
“Jeremy de Maillard is the perfect leader for Zound going forward. He brings strong leadership and vast experience from lifestyle and innovation centred brands. I’m convinced Jeremy will offer the focus and drive crucial to Zound at this stage of the company’s development,” said Henri de Bodinat, Chairman of the Board, Zound Industries.
Jeremy will take up his new position at Zound on the 5th of October. Jeremy joins from adidas where he was Global Vice President for the Statement Business Unit, responsible for collaborations with Beyoncé / Ivy Park, Pharrell Williams, Prada, Palace and more, as well as the Y-3 brand and adidas Skateboarding. Prior to adidas, Jeremy spent ten years as an executive at VF Corporation, first as VP of Marketing for Vans and later as VP of Marketing and eCommerce for The North Face in EMEA.
Jeremy was born in France and has lived in the UK, Spain, Germany and Switzerland throughout his studies and career. Jeremy is also an early investor in Zound and has followed the company closely since 2009.
“I’m honored to have been chosen by the Board and thrilled about the opportunity to lead the next chapter of Zound. The company has a great track-record of innovation, design, consumer centricity and a unique position in the industry with tremendous potential for growth”, said Jeremy de Maillard.