Differential Brands Hires Nordstrom Veteran as EVP for Business Development

Differential Brands Group Inc.—the parent company for Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS—has named retail veteran Tom Nevell executive vice president of business development.

Nevell has more than two decades’ experience in retail, including more than 20 years within the Nordstrom organization. He was most recently brand manager of men’s clothing and furnishings at Nordstrom, where his responsibilities included brand design, product development and sales. His previous positions at Nordstrom included serving as retail director of men’s sportswear, divisional merchandise manager for men’s and store manager at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

“We are delighted to welcome Tom to the Differential Brands team,” said Michael Buckley, Differential Brands chief executive officer, in a company statement. “Tom is a talented merchant with extensive retail- industry experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our company—particularly in merchandising, buying and strategic business development—which will be invaluable to Differential Brands’ growth. Importantly, he has a long track record of success at Nordstrom, and we believe he will provide strong brand guidance for our Robert Graham, Hudson and SWIMS businesses. I look forward to working closely with Tom as we further focus our efforts on the wholesale relationships to grow our businesses over the long term.”