Recruited to lead growth and restructuring by organizations in challenging markets. Transformed Myer EBITDA from negative $22M to positive $90M, positioning the iconic Australian department store for a successful sale. Reorganized business and operations of Sean John and negotiated profitable licensing arrangement with Macys.
- Strong financial background and strategic planning due to experience with private equity involvement provides valuable knowledge foundation, particularly in industries where global brand, brand reputation and customer focus considerations in connection with wholesale, retail, e-commerce, social media and licensing models, determine a company’s prospects. Expanded e-commerce at Old Navy from $35M to $60M, Avenue from $35M to $60M.
- Demonstrated experience in collaborative operational alignment reducing costs to improve financial results. In positions at Old Navy, Avenue and Nygard, enhanced product-to-market process, creating cohesive team to reduce lead times and cost while improving margin.
- Significant proven ability to attract, develop and evaluate top-level leadership teams with full investment in organizational mission contributing to successful succession planning.
- Depth of CEO experience allows insightful contributions to business strategy, dynamic analysis of business challenges and application of leadership skills to establish and monitor management performance.