Patricia Royak is a global executive leading iconic brands on three continents: Asia, Europe and North America.
Royak started her career in New York City in sales at Levi Strauss & Co. and rose to vice president and general management positions in the Asia Pacific region. Next, at Liz Claiborne Apparel, Royak was vice president of global brand marketing and president of Liz Claiborne Europe. At Calvin Klein Jeans she served as president, leading the brand in all aspects of design, development, merchandising, marketing and sales in the U.S.; the women’s brand jumped to No. 1 in department stores. Royak served Maidenform Brands Inc. as senior vice president and managing director of its growing international business. She increased sales by double digits for brands such as Donna Karan and Maidenform.
Recently, as COO of the Marena Group, Royak led the transformation as its founder retired and private equity company Riverside purchased the shapewear innovator. Marena is the global leader in medical-grade compressions. Currently Royak is leading North America for the Belgian company Van de Velde, whose luxury intimates brands include Prima Donna, Marie Jo and Andres Sarda.
Royak graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland and serves on the advisory board of its Perdue School of Business. She is an avid supporter of several philanthropic organizations including the Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Center, where she is a board member. Royak resides in Atlanta with her husband, Jack, and their son, John Robert, a senior at Marist College.