Christopher Scharff officially done at Dreamgirl International after 14 years
Dreamgirl International has announced the departure of Christopher Scharff as CEO of DG Brands Thursday afternoon after 14 years of service to the company. As one of the most respected executives in the industry, Scharff is leaving the company to pursue other ventures.
Scharff bought the company in 2003, and since then, built DG Brands into one of the fastest-growing and most highly respected costume and lingerie manufacturers in the world. Under his direction, DG Brands expanded over 2,000 retailer accounts worldwide and $30-plus million in annual sales.
Prior to his joining DG Brands, Scharff was the Vice President for the BCBG Max Azria International Group, a leading international manufacturer and retailer of women's contemporary designer apparel and accessories and Vice President International for the Movado Group, a leading watch manufacturer as well as St. John International, the leading iconic American women's luxury brand. Earlier in his career, Scharff was employed by Lanz Inc., a highly successful apparel business founded by his late father in 1938.
“We are saddened to see the departure of Christopher as he has revolutionized the company under his leadership and dedication to the company for the past 14 years, but we know he will go on to do great things,” said Alma Canjura, EVP and COO of DG Brands. “Although this will be a large change for the organization, Dreamgirl has many exciting moments ahead with the launch of our newest lingerie and costume collections in the coming months.”
DG Brands will continue to introduce exciting industry-changing designs for women, men and couples as usual.
Frank Chen, Chairman of DG Brands, announced the appointment of Barry Revzen as the new CEO of DG Brands and will provide additional details of DG Brands’ organizational changes in the coming weeks.
Scharff issued the following statement via email:
"Dear Friends and Colleagues:
"As most of you know, after about a decade and a half of building Dreamgirl/DG Brands, I sold the company about 18 months ago. The intent of Dreamgirl's new owners, and my intent as well, was for me to continue to shepherd the company over a period lasting up to 3 years and last week, the parent company and I decided to part ways due to divergent leadership interests.
"Fortunately, I am leaving the organization in the hands of a very strong leadership team and am extremely optimistic about DG Brands' future prospects.
"I must tell you that I feel an amazing sense of excitement as I start this new chapter in my life. As I look to the future, I am dedicated to making it positive and productive, although I will keenly miss the people and the stellar creativity and high-quality work we produced at Dreamgirl."