February 27, 2021

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Absent Announces Departure of CEO Stuart Haselden and Appoints Co-Founder Jen Rubio Interim CEO

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — World lifestyle manufacturer Away these days introduced its Main Govt Officer Stuart Haselden will leave the company in February to go after yet another chance. He will keep his seat on the Board of Administrators wherever he will continue on to be concerned in helping steer the business. The Board has appointed co-founder and President Jen Rubio to the function of interim CEO. The Board of Administrators has engaged a search agency to recognize the company’s future CEO, and Rubio and Haselden will jointly direct that system. 

“With Stuart’s leadership, Away has successfully navigated by means of the most unprecedented troubles experiencing the journey and retail industries,” said Jen Rubio, co-founder and interim CEO. “The company’s pivots for the duration of the pandemic resulted in strong general performance more than the past many months, with momentum continuing to develop. We are grateful for the steady management and working experience that Stuart brought to the company. His ongoing steerage will be an asset to the Board of Directors as the vacation and retail industries rebound.” 

“Due to the fact co-founding Absent in 2015, Jen has been a visionary and trusted chief, whose acumen developed a brand that has transformed the vacation and way of living sector,” said Stuart Haselden, outgoing CEO. “This past 12 months has been an vital time period in the company’s evolution, and no just one is greater positioned than Jen to go on to guideline the enterprise by means of this changeover phase. Away is perfectly-positioned to capitalize on the coming financial restoration and be there for when the entire world is completely ready to vacation yet again. With vaccines on the way and confidence in vacation returning, Absent has a big chance in the 2nd 50 % of 2021.”

In the course of his tenure, Haselden was accountable for deepening Away’s bench of talented executives with additions that consist of Main Source Chain Officer Candan Erenguc, Chief Financial Officer Catherine Dunleavy, and President of Global Roy Chan and elevating Absent veterans Selena Kalvaria to Main Promoting Officer and Cuan Hanly to Senior Vice President of Merchandise. That government workforce, which will report to Rubio all through the transition period, will carry on to generate the enterprise forward.

About Away
Away is a world wide way of living manufacturer with a mission to rework vacation. The firm released in 2016 with 1 properly built have-on and has considering the fact that expanded to offer an array of luggage and other journey essentials created for the evolving requires of the modern-day traveler. Headquartered in New York Metropolis, Away has 12 brick-and-mortar retail places and at the moment ships products and solutions to 40 countries all over the world. Absent has been named a single of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Progressive Providers” and has been regarded on TIME’s list of “Finest Innovations.” To study far more, visit awaytravel.com.

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