Ben Pruess is a fashion, footwear and outdoor industry expert who most recently President of Retail North America for Tommy Hilfiger. Where he was responsible for leading merchandising, strategic planning and allocation of product, and retail store operations for Tommy Hilfiger stores in the United States and Canada, as well as its e-commerce business. He also had to lead his organization through the beginning of the pandemic and shift the priorities and process accordingly.Prior to this position at Tommy Hilfiger, Ben worked as the Global Vice President at Adidas Originals for 6 years from 2004 to 2010, overseeing all areas of design, marketing, merchandising, and GTM – a period of unprecedented growth for the brand and the foundation of today’s continued success. Subsequently, he joined the Under Armour team as President of Sport Fashion in 2016 to launch a new athleasure project for the brand.
Ben is also an active angel investor in the tech and consumer goods space.
Preceding his corporate career, Ben was a professional snowboarder and photographer.