Fanatics Expands In-House Merchandise Division

Aug 18, 2016

"363x277F9PZZ4nN"Fanatics, Jacksonville, Fla., has announced that Glen Giovanucci has been named vice president of retail sales for Fanatics Branded, the company’s in-house merchandise division.

Giovanucci will work closely with retailers across all channels to provide service and support on the behalf of the company’s in-house merchandise division, which serves as an official licensee for all major sports leagues, as well as hundreds of professional and collegiate teams. He will be based out of Fanatics’ new West Coast headquarters in San Mateo, Calif.

“This is an exciting time for Fanatics Branded, and adding Glen to the team will ensure growth for not only this division, but the company overall as we continue to significantly increase the distribution and range of products that we design and manufacture,” says company President Raphael Peck. “Adding a veteran retail professional like Glen with strong industry expertise and contacts in the wholesale business will help grow our omnichannel merchandise collections.”

Giovanucci has worked in senior-level roles with PUMA, Reebok Intl. and, most recently, the adidas Group, where he was the senior vice president of sales and marketing for its sports licensing division. Prior to joining Fanatics, he was senior vice president of sales for Iron Mountain, an information-management solutions and storage company. — M.Q.