NexCen Brands Inc. announced the promotion of Jerry Slover to vice president of development for NexCen Franchise Management Inc. Under Slover’s direction, the company’s franchise sales and development initiatives will now be aligned with real estate and construction under one department.

Slover has over 21 years of retail experience, including apparel and footwear. Since joining NexCen in November 2006, Slover most recently served as vice president of design of Construction & Real Estate and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within the company. Since 1993, Slover worked with TAF, previously known as The Athlete’s Foot, and held various managerial roles in sales, training, construction, and real estate. He began his career with KG Retail Inc, a Colorado-based men’s clothing company where he was responsible for training programs for 40 corporate owned stores as the area training manager.

“We are delighted to recognize Jerry’s hard work and leadership capabilities with this well-deserved promotion,” says Kenneth J. Hall, CEO of NexCen Brands Inc. “In his new role, he will be responsible for driving domestic sales via site-driven real estate opportunities using a more holistic approach, as well as maintaining past successful development initiatives. We look forward to building on the overall strength of our team and speed to market through this enhanced alignment of development, real estate, and construction.”

“Jerry’s long tenure and excellent track record with NexCen made him the perfect choice for this position,” says Chris Dull, president of NexCen Franchise Management Inc., the franchising subsidiary of NexCen Brands. “Our success depends on ensuring that we are capturing the best opportunities on behalf of our franchise systems and the experience Jerry brings in sales, construction, and development makes him a critical part of the development team.”