Beth Kaplan

Beth Kaplan

Summary

I am a uniquely diverse, seasoned retail professional with experience in operational, strategic, business development, management and merchandising roles.I could be just the individual you need to round out your team’s expertise and help drive your business forward.

It has been said of me that I am a driven, “make it happen” individual and that I make a profound impact on efficiency, quality of support, expense reduction and ultimately the profitability of a company. After more than twenty-five years in the industry, I am seeking a position with a growth company where my vast exposure to numerous facets of the business can be fully utilized.

I have spent the last twelve years at United Retail, Inc., the parent company that owns and runs Avenue, a leading nationwide women’s clothing specialty retailer, a division of PPR. I developed and built both the Store Operations Team and Operational Initiatives to drive sales and profit.

For the eight years prior to that I was the Divisional Vice President of Operations and Expansion at Ann Taylor, Inc. I built the Store Operations Team and the New Store Development Team and process that launched the expansion of the Ann Taylor Stores in the early 1990s.

Work History

Work History

Vice President of Operations

Education

Education

BS Business Administration

Babson College

Skills

Skills

Retail Executive

I am a seasoned retail professional with a diverse background in Operational, Strategic, Management and Merchandising roles.  After twenty-five years in the retail industry, I am seeking a position where my vast exposure to numerous facets of the business can be fully utilized.  My career experience includes store operations and communication, strategic business development, business analysis, problem determination and resolution, expense control and loss prevention, visual merchandising and associate training, customer service and client relations, day-to-day management and new store design and expansion.  In addition, my background includes retail buying and wholesale sales representation.