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 the former Bass Retail business 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 the former Heritage Brands business 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.
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.
In addition to her role at Calvin Klein, Linh is one of the 19 council members on AdWeek’s Sustainability Council. The council will work to find solutions to social and environmental challenges that can be implemented across the industry.
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.