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Richard Dickson, the creator of online beauty products site Gloss.com, has been appointed president and CEO for branded businesses at Jones Apparel Group. He will head up Jones’ wholesale and retail businesses worldwide.
Richard Dickson, the founder of online beauty products site Gloss.com, has been appointed president and chief executive officer for branded businesses at Jones Apparel Group.
Dickson joins Jones Apparel, No. 271 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide (a PDF version of the company’s financial and operating profile can be ordered by clicking on its name) from Mattel Inc. where he was senior vice president and general manager of the Barbie brand.
At Jones Apparel, which owns Nine West, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Easy Spirit and other brands, Dickson will report to CEO Wesley Card and be responsible for managing the company’s wholesale and retail businesses worldwide.
At Mattel, Dickson was in charge of all aspects of the Barbie franchise, including toys, entertainment, e-commerce and other categories. While at Mattel, Dickson also worked as senior vice president, marketing, media and entertainment worldwide.
Prior to joining Mattel in 2000, Dickson spent more than 10 years at Bloomingdale’s Inc. in a variety of positions before launching Gloss.com. Estee Lauder Cos. acquired Gloss.com in 2000 and Dickson was appointed vice president of brand management and merchandising for Estee Lauder’s online business unit. Estee Lauder closed down Gloss.com in 2007.