A 35+ year veteran of the direct marketing, wholesale and retail industries, and served for more than 15 years, in senior executive positions for direct mail and retail companies, including “start-ups” and “turn-arounds.” These companies included Lillian Vernon Corporation, Disney Direct, Genesis Direct, J. Crew Group, Sak’s Fifth Avenue and Kid’s R Us. Designed and implemented merchandise-planning systems and have handson experience at all levels of management, including financial, operational, systems and merchandising, enable me to identify cost inefficiencies, establish cost cutting measures, and implement long-term profit strategies. Served as Chair of the Direct Marketing Association’s Catalog & Multichannel Marketing Council (2002-2007) and a member of the Programming Advisory Committee for the DMA’s Annual Conference for Catalogers and Multichannel Merchants (ACCM). A frequent speaker at industry conferences and contribute articles to several industry publications.
Specialties – Merchandise Analysis, Merchandise Planning, Inventory Management, Inventory Forecasting, Reducing Inbound Freight Expense, Improved Profitability