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Nov 2014Mar 2015

Retail Development Manager

PVH Corp
  • Served as liaison between marketing, merchandising, and store design for all procurement needs.
  • Managed store fixture programs for all Heritage brands including Arrow, Van Heusen, & IZOD, & additional PVH dress furnishings brands including Calvin Klein dress shirts, Tommy Hilfiger dress shirts, Tommy Hilfiger underwear, Michael Kors dress shirts, Michael Kors underwear, and others.
  • Installed new custom vendor shops in Macy's stores in New York, NY, and Miami, FL.
  • Worked with store fixture manufacturers, and suppliers of mannequins, tabletop displays, signage, and graphics on sourcing, pricing, sampling, and ultimately rolling out new programs.
  • Teamed with IZOD merchandising team to produce quarterly merchandise guides for department stores.
  • Managed IZOD Golf booth for annual PGA Merchandise Show.
Sep 2013Nov 2014

Store Design Project Manager (contract)

PVH Corp
  • Freelanced for Store Design team to procure and program manage store fixture rollout for the Speedo brand.
  • Created budget plans for rollout.
  • Partnered with manufacturers/suppliers of store fixtures, display systems, mannequins, props, and graphics.
  • Procured, sampled, priced, and purchased store fixtures, cladding, flooring, mannequins, other props, & installation.
Mar 2013Jun 2013

Account Executive

Architectural Systems, Inc
  • Managed a book of customers including architects and designers, and national retail and hospitality accounts.
  • Sought out new business within the retail and hospitality industries.
  • Successfully secured new business with major national accounts.
  • Worked with suppliers of wood & tile flooring, mosaic tile, surface laminates and veneers, reclaimed wood, and others in order to provide the right mix of materials for my clients' projects.
Jun 2011Sep 2012

Territory Sales Manager, Retail Systems Specialist

Marlite, Inc
  • Sought out new business within the retail industry.
  • Successfully secured new business with major retailers including Foot Locker, Belk, Jones New York, & L.L.Bean, plus various architects and store fixture manufacturers.
  • Worked with internal resources plus suppliers of materials including metal extrusions for display, surface laminates and veneers, glass, and electronics in order to provide the right materials for my clients' projects.
Jan 2010Mar 2011

New Business Development Manager

IMPACT Resource Group
  • Sought out new business within the retail industry.
  • Called on potential clients to offer IRG services including fixture installation, site surveys, maintenance, retrofits, and project management.
  • Successfully secured new business with Target, DGI-Invisuals, PFS, iDL, Arnold Printed Communications / Shamrock, & Rockport.


Kate Spade / Jack Spade - Bloomingdale’s, 59th Street, New York, NY

  • Served as on-site project manager for new vendor shops.
  • Worked with main office to provide supervision of demolition, receiving, construction, and installation.
  • Coordinated with store team and merchandisers to assure on-time completion and store opening.

Fossil - Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY

  • Coordinated with fixture manufacturer to receive new and replacement fixtures.
  • Completed installation of new fixtures.
May 2001Jun 2009

Senior Account Manager

Dynamic Resources, Inc
  • Managed daily business for 10+ accounts including Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Prada, Chico’s, Liz Claiborne, Rockport, Dockers, The Body Shop, & MAC Cosmetics.
  • Worked closely with the company president on proposals, manuals, & install projects, & wrote bids for rollout and single installation projects.
  • Compiled installation manuals and set up schedules with regional contractor teams.
  • Managed multi-location rollouts for clients including site surveys, visual displays, graphic changeouts, and fixture installation on a nationwide level.
  • Maintained list of regional contractor teams, project managers, and site surveyors, and updated the company-wide pricing grid based on local contractor fees annually.
  • Trained new associates.


Sep 1997Dec 1999


LIU Post

Marketing major with concentration on retail marketing. 

Senior thesis completed on comparison of the retail marketing techniques of Giorgio Armani & Gucci.

Sep 1995Jun 1997


SUNY College at Oneonta

Music industry major.

Iota Tau Kappa fraternity.


Computer Skills

Microsoft Office

Google Apps

Adobe Suite

Installation Management

1 - 1000 shop rollouts

Vendor Management




Fixture and other material procurement for the retail industry


Sam Jacobs Professional Portfolio