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Toms Shoes: Laurent Potdevin (President)

Why this is a big quit:
Potdevin is leaving Toms Shoes to take over at Lululemon for Christine Day (See the Big Quits list). At Toms Shoes, he successfully directed the global expansion and current management structure of the company. He would have helped to boost the new eyewear product line, and deploy manufacturing jobs directly in some of the countries that benefit from the charitable “One for One” shoe model [5].

Why it’s not as big as our Top 10:
However, Potdevin was at Toms Shoes for only three years. And for a president role, departure impact is not as devastating for a short tenure. Founder Blake Mycoskie remains, and a strong infrastructure with a well established brand is in place to support any operational transition.