Charlie Cole was named Chief Executive Officer of FTD in March 2020. Charlie brings extensive digital and retail leadership experience to FTD. Most recently, he served as the first Global Chief eCommerce Officer for Samsonite while simultaneously serving as Chief Digital Officer for Tumi, which was acquired by Samsonite.
Prior to Samsonite, Charlie held executive positions and led digital transformations at several companies, including Assembled Brands, a holding company providing talent and business development to emerging designers and companies focused on building lasting brands (where he served as CEO of The Line), Schiff Nutrition, a leading nutritional supplement company acquired by Reckitt Benckiser, and Lucky Brand Jeans. He also provides advisory services to a number of companies operating in the e-commerce arena.
Charlie holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.