Minneapolis (September, 2016) – eyebobs, purveyor of distinctive reading glasses geared toward independent thinkers and frugal fashionistas, is pleased to announce that Michael Hollenstein has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President, Consumer Direct, while Roddy Mann joins as Vice President, Sales.
“Mike and Roddy’s respective experience building high-performance cultures and scalable customer-centric organizations will help support eyebobs’ expansion,” says eyebobs’ CEO Michael Magerman. Adds company founder and president Julie Allinson, “We’re thrilled to welcome them both during this exciting period of growth for the company.”
In a newly created role at eyebobs, Hollenstein will be responsible for expanding the direct-to-consumer business, which includes e-commerce and catalog. Prior to joining eyebobs, Hollenstein was Vice President, Merchandising for Sportsman’s Guide. As leader of the product management team, he helped Sportsman’s Guide deliver over $300M in annual volume. Previously, Hollenstein led the direct purchase division at G&K Services, and from 2000 to 2008 he helped build the Duluth Trading Co. business as Vice President of Product Development.
Mann will be leading the company’s sales team, where he will apply his extensive experience to support current retail partners, as well as explore new distribution channels both in the U.S. and abroad. In his previous position as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Sales for Vera Bradley, Mann oversaw the company’s brick-and-mortar channels, as well led customer service and strategic planning during a challenging turnaround period.
eyebobs designs stylish eyewear for people who demand distinctive, high-quality glasses with an irreverent attitude and tongue-in-cheek names such as “Rita Book,” Dot Com,” “Catcher in the Eye,” and “Board Stiff.” For more information, please visit www.eyebobs.com and on social networks @eyebobs.