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Austin, TX

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Tom Nolan is the CEO of Austin-based jewelry and accessories brand Kendra Scott. After serving three years as Chief Marketing & Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing strategic revenue growth for the billion-dollar brand, and leading the retail, wholesale, e-commerce, marketing, and creative divisions, Tom’s role as CEO allows him to continue his management of day-to-day business and strategy, while integrating the brand’s core pillars of fashion, family, and philanthropy into every consumer touchpoint within the business. Tom brings more than two decades of experience in brand building, management, and results-driven strategic planning.  Prior to his tenure at Kendra Scott, Tom founded Prospect Brands, LLC in 2012 where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prospect Brands is the parent company of global outerwear and apparel brands Duck Head, Gyde, and Crittenden. From 2008 to 2012, Tom was a Senior Vice President at Ralph Lauren, where he ran the golf and tennis divisions in North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Before Ralph Lauren, Tom was a Vice President & Publisher at Condé Nast. Tom’s commitment to innovation and excellence can also be found in his passion for serving others. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of Kendra Scott, the board of Directors of Made In, the Board of Directors for Tommy John, Inc., the Board of the Kenan-Flagler Center for Entrepreneurship, the Board of Trustees for the Piedmont Triad Foundation, and the Board of Trustees at The Southern Golf Association. Additionally, Tom is a part owner of Sweetens Cove Golf Club, a Top-50, 9-hole golf course located outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a former member of the Board of Directors at Mizzen + Main as well as The Chairman of the Board of Summit Golf Brands. Tom received his MBA from The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and holds a BA in Business, Finance and Communications from Fordham University where he played both baseball and golf.

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Kendra Scott

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We are a fashion-lifestyle brand of big dreams, colorful confidence, and inspired design. Founded on Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy, we believe that our employees and customers are the heart and soul of our brand and that giving back is the truest form of success. Fashion meets innovation in the design of our two state-of-the-art facilities based in the heart of Austin, Texas, and overflows into the design of our growing retail environment across the country. Since Kendra began this company in 2002, she has lived by three core values: Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy. She created a brand and a culture that puts family first, constantly pushes the boundaries of fashion and design, and authentically values giving back and making a difference in the community. Those three pillars have become the foundation of our culture, and set us apart from the rest. We care deeply about the communities we call home, and are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us. Through events, programs, investments, and donations, we serve those who serve their community. Annually, we host more than 10,000 fundraising and awareness events, volunteer over 2,000 hours, and donate over $4.5 million, all for outstanding local and national causes.


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