On Jan. 1, Andreas Knipper joined the sales team at SPM Shoetrade, the Dutch shoe-trading company that recently entered into a European joint venture with the Steve Madden brand. Knipper was made key account manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The 48-year-old held the same position at Idana Schuhe from 2008 to 2015. Before joining SPM Shoetrade, he was chief executive of KShoes, a German sales agency.