CEO of kids’ footwear brand Bobux to step down

New Zealand’s kids’ shoe brand Bobux is on the lookout for a new CEO, as current CEO Andrew Sharp announced he will be stepping down at the end of the month to build his own electronics business.

Sharp, who was at the helm of Bobux for nearly six years, has built and led a team that accelerated Bobux International’s growth, outpacing growth rates by ten times year-on-year in the global space.

“What has been most important has been to build a phenomenal team that is able to understand our customers’ needs, then implement our strategy to such a high standard – that is what I am most proud of from the past five and a half years,” Sharp said.

Bobux founders Colleen and Chris Bennett, the board and the Bobux team announced they are excited to see Sharp take on his new venture and wished him well.

Matt Smith, the company’s chief financial officer, will assume acting CEO responsibilities while the board searches for a new chief executive.

According to the company, it has recently undergone a significant digital transformation, evolved its product and distribution offering to a rapidly changing consumer landscape and navigated the global pandemic: coming out stronger than when the company went in.

Founded in New Zealand in 1991, Bobux will celebrate this year its 30th anniversary.

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