Venus Poised for Apparel Overhaul with New Executive Appointment

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Brian Ruskin, Executive Vice President, joins Venus, a growing multi-channel marketer of women's apparel.

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The Venus brand holds tremendous possibilities for growth and I look forward to leading them to the best in its class.

Venus, a multi-channel marketer of women's clothing and swimwear, restructures their apparel division with the appointment of Brian Ruskin as Executive Vice President, Apparel. A top 200 Internet retailer, Venus welcomes Ruskin, a seasoned fashion professional, to executive management. His vision for the future will reposition Venus as a major competitor in the online, catalog and fashion retail marketplace.

"Brian will be an enormous asset to our company," states Venus ceo and founder, Daryle Scott. "His knowledge, impressive background and passion for the industry bring a new excitement to our creative team."

With Ruskin's innovative direction, Venus will evolve as a company by launching new product initiatives and brand strategies. Ruskin brings with him a wealth of experience from previous positions at Target Corporation, Gap, J.Crew, and most recently, Victoria's Secret where he was a merchandise manager. One of Ruskin's notable accomplishments is the development and launch of Victoria's Secrets' Christie Fit pants style.

Ruskin states, "The Venus brand holds tremendous possibilities for growth and I look forward to leading them to the best in its class."

Founded in 1982, Venus is a leading designer and distributor of quality women's clothing and swimwear. In addition to its core mail order business via catalog, Venus features an extensive website, venus.com and owns three retail stores. Venus is a division of Catalog Holdings Inc., which, with annual revenues in excess of $1.1 billion, is one of the largest direct retailers in the nation.

For more information, please visit http://www.venus.com

Press Contact:
Amalia Parthenakis
Maximum Exposure PR
(201) 573-0300

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