Maria Shireen, a functional fashion accessories company, has announced Scottsdale resident, Thom Brodeur as its new President and Chief Operating Officer.
The appointment comes on the heels of Mr. Brodeur being named as one of the Most Admired Leaders of 2016 by the Phoenix Business Journal, according to a press release.
“As our President and COO, Thom brings a tremendous amount of experience and passion to the task of leading our company further along our journey of growth in functional fashion,” said Shireen Thor, co-founder and CEO of Maria Shireen, in the release. “Thom is a master marketer and strategist, corporate development leader and business operator, and an exceptional addition to our management team.”
Mr. Brodeur has been an award-winning and respected marketer, operations leader, Fortune 1000 senior manager, corporate development professional and entrepreneur for more than two decades building world-class, multinational teams and businesses, the release stated.
His experience includes P&L, pre-IPO, start up and turnaround experience in the high tech, media, digital media, and consumer retail/e-commerce industries. Mr. Brodeur has demonstrated a “roll-up-your-sleeves” executive style for leading some of the better known companies in the Greater Phoenix Metro area from Go Daddy, EmpowHER and Tallwave to Digital Air Strike.
“I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my career and discovering new heights at Maria Shireen,” said Mr. Brodeur in the release.
“Shireen and Arni’s idea has turned into a successful, simple promise to girls, teens and women that I intend to work toward, improve on and keep. My mantra and practice has always been about empowerment and accountability – to inspire smart people to do more than they thought possible; give them the tools to be great; hold them accountable for greatness, and help them up if they falter. I intend to follow it.”
Arni and Shireen Thor co-founded the company which launched in early 2015.
Mr. Brodeur’s success will be recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal at its Sept. 27, Most Admired Leaders awards program. Along with 24 other leaders, he will be recognized for his business success and leadership on community initiatives, the release stated.
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