Calvin Klein

Cheryl Abel-Hodges

Chief Executive Officer, Calvin Klein


Cheryl Abel-Hodges is the Chief Executive Officer of Calvin Klein, a role she assumed in June 2019, responsible for the strategy, product development, marketing and commercial operations for all Calvin Klein product lines across the world.

Previously, Cheryl was Group President, Calvin Klein North America and The Underwear Group. She led the Calvin Klein wholesale and retail businesses in North America, setting the brand’s strategic direction and driving a consumer centric approach. Additionally, as Group President of The Underwear Group, Cheryl oversaw PVH’s innovative underwear platform, which harnesses the collective power and best practices from across the company’s iconic portfolio of brands. In this role, Cheryl managed underwear businesses conducted under the Calvin Klein, TOMMY HILFIGER, Warner's, Olga and True&Co. brands, overseeing design, merchandising, product development and planning. Cheryl played an integral role in PVH’s acquisition of True&Co., the company’s partnerships with Amazon Fashion and Nike Inc., as well as supporting the #MYCALVINS digital-first campaign.

Cheryl joined PVH in 2006 and has held various senior leadership roles within the company, including President of Wholesale Sportswear for IZOD and President of Calvin Klein Underwear.

Earlier in her career, Cheryl held management, sales and marketing positions with Ralph Lauren Corp., Liz Claiborne Inc., Bernard Chaus, Carole Little, and May Co. She began her career in the apparel industry as part of Bloomingdale's executive training/department manager program.

Cheryl graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany with a bachelor of arts in political science and English.


Gene Gosselin

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Operations, Calvin Klein

Gene Gosselin is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Operations, Calvin Klein, a role that he has held since February 2016. In this role, Gene is responsible for leading the business’s strategic operating initiatives and driving the execution of key business goals, as well as overseeing the financial reporting for the Calvin Klein business globally. Previously, Gene Gosselin served as Executive Vice President, Finance for Calvin Klein, beginning in February 2013.

Gene first joined PVH Corp. in 1990 as a Financial Analyst for Bass Retail in Falmouth, Maine, leaving the company from 1999 to 2006, during which time he worked for Cole Haan as Controller for their consumer direct businesses. During his career with PVH, Gene has held numerous positions within retail and wholesale operations, including Manager, Financial Planning and Control; Assistant Controller; Vice President and Controller; and Senior Vice President of Finance and Retail Operations, overseeing finance for Heritage Brands and Calvin Klein Retail, in addition to managing Real Estate and Store Design and Construction.

Gene has over 25 years of experience in the apparel, footwear and accessories industry. Gene is an active CPA and began his career in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand.

Gene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration / Accounting from the University of Southern Maine.


Linh Peters

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Calvin Klein

Linh Peters is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Calvin Klein, a role she has held since November 2020. In this capacity, Linh is responsible for all aspects of Calvin Klein’s Consumer Marketing Organization, with a focus on driving brand relevance and consumer engagement.

Linh brings over 20 years of experience with some of the world’s biggest consumer brands. She is a highly accomplished leader and brand builder focused on driving marketing innovation and consumer-centricity across multiple channels, platforms and geographies.

Before joining Calvin Klein, Linh served as Vice President, Loyalty, Partnerships and Licensed Stores Product & Marketing of Starbucks, overseeing the brand’s loyalty program and all digital consumer engagement strategies and marketing.

Previously, she was Starbucks’ Vice President of Brand and Product Marketing, overseeing the company’s go-to-market strategy for brand products and consumer experience. Prior to that, Linh was the chief marketer at SpartanNash, the $8 billion dollar grocery retailer and food distributer. Linh also held senior marketing roles at Ulta Beauty, Target and Best Buy.

Melanie Gallop

President, Calvin Klein Europe

Melanie Gallop is President, Calvin Klein Europe, a role she has held since December 2020. In this capacity, Melanie leads the implementation of brand building and lifestyle positioning strategies to drive business growth and brand equity for the region. Melanie’s responsibilities encompass product development and marketing through to commercial operations.

Previously, Melanie was President, PVH (TH & CK) Product, driving forward the high growth potential categories of the Close to Body World of Underwear, Swim and Performance. Melanie first joined Calvin Klein in 2000 as U.K. Sales Manager Calvin Klein Underwear and Swimwear. Following a number of Sales and Commercial leadership roles, Melanie was promoted to Senior Vice President Europe for Calvin Klein Underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Underwear in 2013. She successfully led the transition of the Calvin Klein Jeans, Underwear, Accessories, Swimwear, and Kids brands into PVH Corp. following its acquisition of The Warnaco Group that reunited “The House of Calvin Klein.”

In May 2015, Melanie was promoted to Executive Vice President, Europe, Calvin Klein Underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Underwear.