Steve Birkhold

Chief Operating Officer, XSET

Steve Birkhold is COO for XSET, an Esports company. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in global fashion, as well as the distinction of being one of the few CEOs worldwide to have run many large scale fashion businesses, including those with worth over a billion dollars. Chief Executive Officer including Diesel, Lacoste and BEBE, and more than a decade of senior management roles at VF Corporation focusing on Lee Jeans, Nautica Jeans, and Earl Jeans. Steve’s expertise spans the breadth and depth of fashion, including: marketing, retail, wholesale, ecommerce, operations, brand partnerships and high-level corporate strategic planning. Beyond the fashion industry, Steve served as an Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm.