Kenneth Cole’s CEO Has Resigned

Kenneth Cole and Jill Granoff.

Jill Granoff stepped down from her post at Kenneth Cole today "by mutual agreement," reports Women's Wear Daily. She'll be replaced temporarily by Kenneth Cole himself until a permanent replacement is found (he held the position before Granoff took it over in May 2008). Meanwhile, Paul Blum, who worked with the company for fifteen years before leaving to become the CEO of David Yurman in 2006, rejoins the company today as its new vice-chairman. [WWD]