US apparel business Perry Ellis International has named Jorge Narino as interim-CFO, succeeding David Rattner who is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

Narino, who has been with the company for 13 years including in his current role as senior vice resident of SEC financial reporting, will report to CEO Oscar Feldenkreis.

"Jorge has the long-standing confidence of our employees, the executive team and the board," says Feldenkreis. "While we are disappointed at David's decision to leave Perry Ellis, we are fortunate that we have someone as skilled and knowledgeable about the company as Jorge to step into this role on an interim basis.  We are confident that Jorge's knowledge of the company positions him well to step into the CFO role quickly with little learning curve, and will allow us to seamlessly continue our growth and profitability plan without any delays for a transition."

Prior to joining Perry Ellis, Narino, who has over 25 years of financial management experience, spent 12 years in public accounting.

"I am excited to assume this new role," he says. "I look forward to using my experience with Perry Ellis to execute on our growth plan and continue to deliver innovative products to our customers."