The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since the invention and patent of riveted clothing by Jacob Davis and company founder Levi Strauss in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world — capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. And while the patent has long since expired, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry.
Elizabeth Wood is Chief Human Resources Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. In this position, she is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources function, including recruitment, talent planning and organizational development. As a member of the worldwide leadership team, she also helps set the company’s global direction.
Elizabeth is a seasoned human resources executive, bringing 25 years of retail and apparel experience to the role. Her background includes leading brands and businesses through transformational change.
Elizabeth comes to LS&Co. from Toys “R” Us, Inc., where she was senior vice president of human resources. Prior to Toys “R” Us Inc., Wood was Chief Human Resources Officer at Warnaco, before it was acquired by PVH Corporation. She also has held leadership positions at Brooks Brothers and Marks and Spencer Group plc.
She holds a degree from Durham University and a postgraduate degree in human resources from University of West London.
Levi Strauss & Co. designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children. The company sells its products under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands; and also licenses its Levi's and Dockers trademarks for various product categories, including footwear, belts, wallets and bags, outerwear, sweaters, dress shirts, kids wear, sleepwear, and hosiery. Levi Strauss & Co. sells its products in approximately 110 countries through a network of chain retailers, department stores, specialty retailers, franchised or other brand-dedicated stores, and shop-in-shops, as well as e-commerce sites. The company operates approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.