Francis "Ken" Duane is the Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Brands and North America Wholesale at PVH.Based at the company's New York City headquarters, he oversees the global supply chain, wholesale apparel and dress furnishings divisions. He began his career at PVH as the division President of IZOD Wholesale in 1998, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Wholesale Sportswear in 2012.
Prior to joining PVH, Ken served as President Worldwide Guess Inc. He began his career at Burberry in 1981. From there he became Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hugo Boss from 1985 to 1990. He also served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nautica Inc. from 1990 to 1996.
Ken currently serves on the Board Governors for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, which sponsors over $1.5million in scholarships per year in fashion arts and business. He is on the Board of Trustees at Give Kids the World,a non-profit organization that provides children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with complimentary visits to central Florida attractions. He recently has joined the Board of Governors at GS1 US which serves more than 2 million businesses in 25 industries in the United States by facilitating industry initiatives, administrating the GS1 System of standards, providing education and support, and connecting communities through events and online forums.
Ken is a member of The Business Advisory board of Retail Management at Santa Clara University and a member of the Board of Trustees of Merrimack College. He graduated with a bachelor of science in finance and marketing from Merrimack College.