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APAX TAPS COLE HAAN CEO: At the same time Apax Partners completed its $570 million acquisition of Cole Haan from Nike Inc., the private equity firm has hired Jack A. Boys as the brand’s chief excutive officer.
Boys was ceo of Converse Inc. for 10 years, from 2001 through 2010, where he led the revitalization of Converse into a global lifestyle brand. He also oversaw the integration of Converse with Nike after the athletic footwear and apparel brand acquired the firm in 2003.