Ms. Hochman has served as Naked’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer and as a member of Naked’s board of directors since June 2014. She has been creating intimate apparel for more than 30 years. She founded Carole Hochman Design Group and served as CEO from September 1992 until its acquisition by Komar in 2010. After the acquisition, she served as Chief Creative Officer until her departure in November 2013 . Under Ms. Hochman’s leadership, Carole Hochman Design Group manufactured Carole Hochman brand of sleepwear, loungewear and daywear and numerous sleepwear collections including Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Jockey, Donna Karan, Tommy Bahama and Betsey Johnson. Ms. Hochman excels in translating brand identity into intimate apparel and has an innate ability to identify opportunities and trends and forecast successful endeavours that the rest of the industry quickly follows. She was one of the first designers to embrace the concept of QVC, recognizing the power of the home shopper, a customer who has proved loyal to her from the start. Ms. Hochman graduated from Drexel University.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Davis-Rice is currently Executive Chairman of Bendon Limited. Prior to becoming Executive Chairman, Mr. Davis-Rice served as Chief Executive Officer of Bendon Limited since 2010?? As CEO, he transformed the company through an operational restructuring and a re-engineering of key functional and operational aspects of the business including, supply chain, human resources, design and development, sourcing, wholesale and retail sales. Prior to joining Bendon Limited, Mr. Davis-Rice co-founded Pleasure State, an intimate apparel company which he merged with Bendon Limited in May 2010. Mr. Davis-Rice helped turn Pleasure State into a business with multimillion dollar earnings. Mr. Davis-Rice has served as a member of Naked's board of directors since January 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Howard Herman is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years' experience in the retail, finance and property sectors. Mr. Herman joined Bendon in March 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Bendon, Mr. Herman was a Director at Universal Retail Brands for 4.5 years. Universal Retail Brands completed a management buyout of the Queenspark fashion retail chain from Specialty Fashion Group, and subsequently bought Events Fashion. The businesses were subsequently sold to Noni B, a retailer listed on the Australia Stock Exchange, ASX. Previously Mr. Herman was CFO at Speciality Fashion Group for 9 years. Speciality Fashion Group is a leading Apparel ASX listed retailer with over 900 doors across Australia and New Zealand and revenues of approximately AUD$800m.
Mr. Hayes is a certified public accountant and has served as a member of Naked's board of directors since February 2015. Since September 2014, he has served as the Vice President Finance for Parfums de Coeur Ltd, a beauty and wellness products concern,. From October 2013 to August 2014 he was an independent consultant providing advice to a range of companies in the areas of financial reporting, systems implementation, risk management, and compliance. Between 2008 and 2013, he was with The Warnaco Group, Inc where he led the commercial finance and accounting team for the $500 million Calvin Klein brand business in Europe in his capacity as Chief Financial Officer for the Europe region. Previously, he held senior positions at Nokia Corporation and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Hayes received a BBA from Iona College and an MBA from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Mr Shape has over 25 years of merchandising, marketing, branding, licensing, and management experience. He is the co-founder and current President of Stran & Company, Inc. = a top 50 promotional merchandise and marketing agency that provides leading consumer brands with promotional merchandise and marketing support. Mr Shape has also provided consulting and management services to early stage brands on how to launch the brand, create a marketing plan, establish distribution models, earn market share, and formulate an exit strategy. Prior to forming Stran & Company in 1994, Mr Shape worked at Copithorne & Bellows Public Relations (a Porter Novelli company) as an Account Executive covering the technology industry.