Cherokee Global Brands, a global brand marketing platform that manages fashion and lifestyle brands, has appointed John McClain to the board of directors. McClain will serve as an independent director and chair the board’s audit committee, effective immediately.

McClain currently serves on two publicly-traded boards, including Lands’ End and Seritage Growth Properties. He is a former board member of Nine West Holdings.

McClain was former chief financial officer of Linblad Expeditions Holdings from 2015 to 2016, and The Jones Group, formerly Jones Apparel Group, from 2007 to 2014.  Prior to Jones, McClain served as chief accounting officer at Avis Budget Group.