ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brown Jordan, Inc. (“Brown Jordan” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of outdoor and indoor furniture, is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Jerome Griffith as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Brown Jordan is a portfolio company of Greenwich, CT-based private equity firm, Littlejohn & Co.
Mr. Griffith is a seasoned executive with a track record of success growing premium and luxury consumer brands, having previously led Lands’ End as its CEO from 2017 to 2023. With a strong focus on innovation, customer-centric strategies, and operational excellence, Mr. Griffith spearheaded several key initiatives at Lands’ End including generating significant e-commerce growth, expanding Lands’ End’s omnichannel distribution network, modernizing its technology and infrastructure platform, and elevating the brand’s profile and engagement with consumers through several unique collaborations.
Prior to Lands' End, Mr. Griffith served as CEO of Tumi Holdings, Inc. from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Griffith led Tumi through a period of substantial growth and diversification during his tenure as CEO. He helped transform Tumi into a luxury lifestyle brand by introducing new colors and accessories, including women’s handbags, wallets, and cosmetic accessories. Mr. Griffith built the company’s international footprint by opening several stores overseas and developing partnerships with foreign distributors. In 2012, Mr. Griffith took Tumi public on the New York Stock Exchange and helped lead the successful sale to Samsonite International S.A. in 2016. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of leadership roles at Esprit Holdings Limited, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Peterman Company, and the Gap.
"I am excited to join Brown Jordan and lead this iconic brand into its next phase of growth," said Mr. Griffith. "Brown Jordan has a rich heritage, a commitment to quality, and a passion for design that sets it apart within the outdoor furniture sector. I am excited to work with the talented team at Brown Jordan to build on these strengths, explore new avenues of growth, and deliver exceptional products and experiences to our customers."
"We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Griffith to the Brown Jordan family as our new CEO," said Steven Kalter, Managing Director of Littlejohn & Co. "Jerome's outstanding leadership capabilities and strong commercial and operational orientation make him an ideal choice to guide our company forward. His proven ability to drive growth, enhance brand value, and foster a culture of innovation aligns perfectly with our vision for the future."
About Brown Jordan, Inc.
Brown Jordan, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lifestyle brands manufacturing both outdoor and indoor furniture for both residential and commercial markets. The company offers innovative designs and superior quality through its portfolio of lifestyle brands that include Brown Jordan, Castelle, Charter, Texacraft, Tropitone and Winston.
Founded in 1945 by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan in Pasadena, California, Brown Jordan, Inc. has grown to become the leading lifestyle platform in the outdoor and indoor furniture market, featuring scale and diversity across products, customers, suppliers and distribution channels.
Brown Jordan, Inc. has developed a culture of operational excellence, quality, and continuous innovation over its 75+ year history. With a best-in-class team of internal and external designers for each segment, Brown Jordan, Inc. is continuously refreshing its portfolio to adapt to evolving consumer tastes and styles. Brown Jordan, Inc. has won over 50 design excellence awards—more than any other manufacturer in outdoor furniture.
Brown Jordan, Inc. is vertically integrated with several manufacturing facilities located in North and South America. The company’s products are designed and constructed with high quality components. Brown Jordan furniture is designed for both home and hospitality settings, including outdoor environments, public spaces, resort and hotel guest rooms, as well as apartments, condominiums, and country clubs. The company brings innovative designs to market through a diverse network of owned and third-party distribution channels. For more information, visit: https://brownjordaninc.com/.