UK key account manager, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, aged 25
Brad Brook joined Tommy Hilfiger after graduating with a degree in business and marketing from Stirling University, and has quickly moved through the ranks from regional sales rep roles to take on UK-wide key account management in 2010.
With a good understanding of retail – his father previously owned Redditch indie Jazz, which Brook worked in while studying – he says he “never saw myself doing anything else” other than joining the fashion industry.
“I love the product, I love the people, I love travelling to trade shows, seeing the fresh faces, getting into relationships with retailers. I enjoy everything about it,” he says. And he’s keen on how much influence he has at Tommy Hilfiger Denim. “We get an input on behalf of the UK and I really enjoy that – especially when the product starts to sell, that’s a real big part of it.”
He says Tommy Hilfiger UK managing director David Pyne is a great mentor. “I’ve been really lucky to have great people around me. They’ve believed in me and influenced other people, too.”
Garry Finnegan, sales director at consultancy Hga Group, says: “Brad is a driven, sales-focused individual who truly understands his industry. He acts as a brand guardian at all times and ensures his customers receive a first-class service from the showroom to their shopfloors.”