Wolverine Worldwide makes senior management appointments

United States
Published:  01 June, 2021
Katherine Cousins

The U.S. headquartered footwear manufacturer has appointed Isabel Soriano as President of International and Katherine Cousins as Global Brand President of Sperry.

Soriano joined Wolverine Worldwide in 2018 as Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA, responsible for leading all Company brands in the region, including Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, Cat Footwear, Hush Puppies and Keds. With her promotion to President of International, Soriano will now oversee all international regions for the company, including EMEA, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Canada. She joins the Company’s Executive Leadership Team and will report directly to Brendan Hoffman, President of Wolverine Worldwide.

Prior to joining Wolverine Worldwide, Soriano was the Vice President and General Manager for Vans, Timberland and Kipling in South America at VF Corporation. She has also held several positions of increasing responsibility in sales, global distribution and brand growth at Timberland and Nike.

Cousins joins with experience from a variety of senior executive roles in footwear, licensing and accessories. In her new role as Global Brand President of Sperry, she will report directly to Brendan Hoffman and succeed Joelle Grunberg, who will be assisting with the transition and other special projects.

Cousins most recently served as the Vice President and General Manager of Kodiak, Terra and Work Authority at VF Corporation, leading all global functions for this portfolio of outdoor lifestyle and work safety brands. Previously, she led the global strategy, consumer research, licensing and accessories functions for Timberland and before that headed investor relations and business development for Timberland.

Isabel Soriano