Designer Brands Investor Center

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.

Peter S. Cobb

Independent Director

Mr. Cobb co-founded eBags in 1998, which grew to become the largest online retailer of luggage, handbags, backpacks, and travel products. Prior to its acquisition by Samsonite in 2017, Mr. Cobb served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of eBags. In 2003, Mr. Cobb co-founded, a full-scale footwear and accessories retail website that was subsequently acquired by Mr. Cobb served as Director of Marketing at Samsonite and Director of Marketing at Ben Hogan Golf. Mr. Cobb previously served on the Board of Directors at the National Retail Federation and as the chairman of Since 2016, Mr. Cobb has served on the Advisory Board of Paypal Holdings Inc., where he provides guidance to Paypal, Venmo, and Braintree, the leading global payments platform supporting online money transfers.

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