Footwear group Deckers Outdoor Corporation says that Robert Orlando, president of its Teva brand, has left the company to pursue other interests.

Deckers is actively looking for a successor for Orlando, but the company said that Deckers' president and chief executive officer Martinez will take on the responsibilities on an interim basis.

Martinez said: "Going forward, we will focus on significantly enhancing our design and product development efforts, broadening our marketing initiatives and more aggressively pursuing the tremendous opportunities that exist for the brand overseas.

"We are dedicated to further improving our operating platform and maximising our prospects for growth."

Deckers Outdoor Corporation builds niche products into global lifestyle brands by designing and marketing innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear developed for outdoor and everyday lifestyle use under the Teva, Simple, and Ugg brand names.