Z Supply Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Z Supply has only been around for two years, but it is on an aggressive growth path.

To help that growth, the company, based in Irvine, Calif., hired Heidi Muther to become the new chief operating officer.

Muther previously was working with St. John, the venerable knitwear company also located in Irvine, where she was senior vice president of St. John’s outlet and off-price division. She managed all aspects of the luxury outlet retail business. Prior to that, Muther was vice president of retail at Billa­bong from 2011 to 2013 and spent many years working at Pacific Sunwear.

“Heidi has a successful history of branding, buying and merchandising at the highest levels in the business,” said Greg Garrett, Z Supply’s co-owner. “She brings strong retail and brand management skills that will support our aggressive, long-term plans for all of the brands.”

Z Supply was founded in 2013 with four lines—Black Swan, Others Follow, White Crow and Z Supply—and is developing more brands. During its first year, it cleared $8 million in sales with its four brands.

Muther will oversee many aspects of the company’s portfolio of brands as well as other developing brands and will report directly to Garrett.