Next Level Apparel Hires New President

Michael (Mike) Alexander is appointed president to lead the company's commercialization initiatives

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New President Mike Alexander is welcomed by CEO Randy Hales (Image: Business Wire)

Next Level Apparel (NLA) announces a key addition to its executive team with Michael (Mike) Alexander taking on the role of president. Most recently, Alexander served as executive vice president at Careismatic Brands Inc. and brings 10 years of executive leadership in the apparel industry.

“This is a big win for us. Mike is joining us at a time when we have a lot of momentum, and he makes us that much stronger,” says NLA CEO Randy Hales. “He played a key role in the growth of Careismatic from $200 million to over $600 million during his tenure, including a three-year initiative that grew the digital revenue side of the business to over $100 million.”

As president at NLA, Alexander will have leadership responsibility for sales, marketing, and product management, with a focus on implementing strategic initiatives that deliver a cohesive, cross-functional go-to-market approach aimed at growing the company’s top line.

While at Careismatic Brands, Inc., Alexander provided strategic direction and leadership to cross-functional teams, including B2B and D2C sales, product design and merchandising, marketing, and customer service. According to the company, he is known for his visionary leadership, strategic omnichannel growth, and customer-centric approach.

“This is like joining a team on its way to the Super Bowl. I’m thrilled to be joining the company and to do my part to build upon the successes at Next Level Apparel,” states Alexander. “I believe there are many opportunities to expand our product offering in adjacent categories and grow with both our existing customers and new ones, along with extending our global footprint.”

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Marie Fennema is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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