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.
Chief Executive Officer, Designer Brands and Interim President, DSW
Mr. Rawlins has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2016, and was named Interim President, DSW in February 2020. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Rawlins held numerous positions at the Company, including Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Vice President, Omni Channel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of DSW.com. and Vice President, Finance and Controller. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rawlins served as Chief Financial Officer of HER Real Living and held several leadership roles within L Brands, Inc., including Controller of Express, Inc. from 1998 to 2001.