Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
Roger L. Rawlins serves as our Chief Executive Office effective January 1, 2016. Prior to his appointment, Roger held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer since February 2015. From January 2014 to January 2015, Roger served as Executive Vice President, Omni Channel. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Rawlins served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of DSW.com. Mr. Rawlins joined DSW in 2006 as Vice President, Finance and Controller of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rawlins served as Chief Financial Officer of HER Real Living from April 2001 to April 2006. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Rawlins held several leadership roles within L. Brands Inc. (formerly known as Limited Brands), including Controller of Express, Inc. from 1998 to 2001. Prior to serving in that capacity, Mr. Rawlins was in the practice of public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Company. Mr. Rawlins is a certified public accountant.