Cole Haan has appointed Andrew Rudolph as senior vice president of North American wholesale sales, preparing the American casual footwear brand for its entry into the sporting goods retail channel. Rudolph spent the past five years as vice president of sales at Adidas, his home since at least 2007, generating excellent results: according to SGB Media, Adidas’ wholesale revenues in the U.S. last year amounted to $3 billion. Speaking to the same publication, Jack Boys, Cole Haan’s chief executive, said the brand would be accelerating its “performance lifestyle initiative” by expanding its “domestic distribution to include outdoor and sports retailers.” Apax Partners, a private equity firm, acquired Cole Haan from Nike in 2013.