How I can help you
I can help evaluate, plan and execute your business/business plan in the retail and wholesale industries.
As a buyer and merchandise manager in the retail industry (department and discount chain stores) the areas of merchandise responsibility included Ladies Accessories/Handbags, Sport Bags, Jewelry/Watches, and Men's Apparel. The responsibilities included assessing market/customer opportunity, assortment planning, product development, inventory purchase/management and financial management and financial goals for the merchandise category.
The second half of my 30 year career was in the wholesale/import industry for Ladies Accessories, Handbags, Small Leather Goods and Sport Bags. This included product development, branding/licensing, marketing, project management, product sourcing (extensive overseas travel in Asia), sales and sales management.
A high level of entrepreneurial skills have been a requirement in all of my past and current business experiences. I can help assess and analyze your idea and/or business and suggest the tools that have worked for me in a highly competitive entrepreneurial businesses.
Over 30 years in the retail/wholesale industry. The first half concentrated Retail Merchandising at multiple retail companies. The responsibilities included management, buying and product development. The second half included multiple Entrepreneurial and Product Management positions including management, product development, branding, marketing and project management, product sourcing (extensive overseas travel) and sales.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Manufacturing & Product Development
- Business Operations
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
- Retail and Wholesale Trade
- International Trade, Imports / Exports
MBA - Syracuse University
BS - State University at Albany, New York