Feb 9, 2024
Kontoor Brands, Inc., a global lifestyle apparel company, with a portfolio led by two of the world’s most iconic consumer brands, Wrangler and Lee, announced the promotion of Michael Karapetian to vice president of corporate development, strategy, and investor relations.
Most recently, Karapetian was vice president of corporate development. “We are pleased to announce the expansion of Mike’s role at Kontoor,” said executive vice president and chief financial officer, Joe Alkire. “He has made significant contributions since joining the Company and we are confident he will continue to be a valuable partner and leader in the organization and help drive the next chapter of Kontoor’s value creation journey,” he added.
Karapetian holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University. He joined Kontoor in 2020 as director of corporate finance. Prior to joining Kontoor, he worked in institutional asset management at Balyasny Asset Management and Citadel covering the global apparel, footwear, and retail sectors. Prior to joining Citadel, he served as an equity research analyst at Janney Capital Markets and Merrill Lynch.
In his new role Karapetian will continue to report to Alkire.