Jane Nielsen became an Executive Officer of the Company and assumed the position of Coach’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2011.
Ms. Nielsen joined Coach from PepsiCo, Inc., where since 2009 she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo Beverages Americas and the Global Nutrition Group, with combined revenues of $17 billion. In her role, Ms. Nielsen was responsible for all financial management including financial reporting, performance management, capital allocation and strategic planning. From 1996 to 2009, Ms. Nielsen held successively senior roles in finance with PepsiCo, as well as with Pepsi Bottling Group, including in the areas of Mergers & Integration, Investor Relations and Strategic Planning. From 1990 until joining PepsiCo in 1996, Ms. Nielsen was with Marakon Associates, a global strategy consulting firm, and began her career in 1986 at Credit Suisse First Boston as an analyst.
Ms. Nielsen has a BA in Economics from Smith College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Foods Inc.