President of Europe, Claire’s
With over two decades of experience in retail, Richard Flint has a proven track record of growing and evolving businesses. Richard joined Claire’s in 2021 as President of Europe to further expand the brand’s international footprint, amplifying Claire’s presence through a strong growth pipeline and the expansion of its successful consumer products partnership business. Through his expert knowledge and drive for optimizing growth, Richard has strengthened Claire’s reach, seamlessly bringing the brand’s trendsetting products, memorable in-store experiences, and industry-leading ear piercing to more customers across Europe. Prior to Claire’s, Richard served as Chief Growth Officer and Executive Board Member at HEMA where he delivered significant growth through his digital and multichannel leadership and vision. He also served as Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer at Nike, leading the company’s business in Greater China, including the retail turnaround of its brand fleet, and dramatically increasing e-commerce performance across platforms and owned digital properties.