Coravin, Inc. has named Christopher Ladd as CEO of the company. Frédéric Levy, who occupied the role since 2015, stepped down January 31.
According to Coravin, Ladd is a former executive of New Balance. In this his new role will leverage his experience across consumer, retail, marketing, and e-commerce to strengthen the Coravin brand.
“On behalf of everyone at Coravin, we thank Fred for the contributions to the company over the past five years,” said Greg Lambrecht, founder of Coravin. “As we look forward, we are thrilled to welcome Chris in the role of CEO. His passion, creativity, and proven track record of building world-class brands are invaluable as we continue to pursue strategic growth and progress on our mission to change the way the world drinks wine.”
Ladd brings more than twenty years of executive experience with brands such as Crocs, Lululemon and New Balance. The majority of his experience has focused on digital, retail, eCommerce and marketing in addition to successfully scaling businesses globally. Moreover, he brings passion for wine and deep knowledge of the global digital consumer.
“As a wine enthusiast, I am so thrilled to join the Coravin team,” said Ladd. “Combining my personal passion and a unique consumer offering creates an exciting opportunity. I look forward to learning more and working with the team to help change the way the world drinks wine.”