Twenty five years of retail industry and fashion experience.Track record of identifying and developing profitable products and strategies to support fast-fashion apparel mix in 400 store chain.Personable executive that leads through team building and empowerment. Department store (both merchant and store line) training. Specialty store experience.I have been fortunate enough to work over the years with many of the country"s best buying professionals and vendors.
Mar 2003 - May 2009
VP/ DMM Fashion/Juniors Apparel
The Wet Seal, Inc.
Six years experience directing merchandising and product development staff for a $350 M apparel business for the Wet Seal division of the company. Fast-fashion categories including tops, sweaters,bottoms, dresses and outerwear.
1999 - 2003
Senior Buyer Women's Better Sportswear
ROBINSONS-MAY | MEIER & FRANK
Bought Better separates and Proprietary Young Designer merchandise for Robinsons-May stores from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Earned awards for profitability and fashion selection from the CEO.
1982 - 1994
Management Training program through Buyer
Bought Junior sweaters for Macy's New York and trained under some of the best quality retail management in the country.
1982 - 1994
Bought Better Sportswear, Bridge Sportswear and Junior Dresses for 40 Macy's Department Stores ranging over the southland from Atlanta and Florida to Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.