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Expert in Retail, Fashion, Production, Supply Chain

Expert ID: 731902 New York, USA

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An international retail strategies expert, she continues to add to her 23 years of experience of working in the fashion industry. Specializing in the business of fashion as founder and director of Global Purchasing Companies, expert is sought after to streamline domestic and international retail businesses.

Expert embarked the fashion industry as a buyer and was hired by one of the largest buying offices at the time, Frederick Atkins. In the last 25 years she has worked with some of the most important buying offices in the United States, and has helped to open and streamline thousands of stores both nationally and abroad, including the inaugural Sears store in Panama. She’s had participation in private label for such stores as Dillard's and Harvey Nickels of England. Her experiences and continued effort to stay up to date in the industry have led to her expertise in the retail and design facets of fashion.

Expert is praised for having industry know-how and for sharing tricks of the trade that her every day experiences have afforded her in presentations that are realistic and easily comprehensible. She has been featured on the “Today Show” and Fine Living Television as a retail expert and on Univision, playing herself as an industry maven as a judge on the Project runway type show Mission Catwalk, Along with television appearances, she has given presentations to the International Fashion Group, is a frequent speaker at the New York Public Library of business and Science with two award winning videos on retailing & starting a fashion line featured on the library’s website, and is regularly invited to teach workshops at Texworld USA and the MAGIC market week in Las Vegas trade shows each season. Known notably as having the most practical business sense, she is a preferred speaker at a multitude of regional and international fashion events including Miami Fashion Week, Jamaica Fashion Week, Asia Fashion Summit, and the Istanbul Textile Conference.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: MBA Subject: economics Institution: NYC

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1998 to 2014 Employer: Global Purchasing Companies Title: Director Department: Responsibilities:

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Women’s Wear Daily (Retailer Roundtable), California Apparel News,
Crain’s Business, New York Public Library (SIBL) international tradeshow key note speaker
Other Relevant Experience
Fine Living Television, “Designer Living with Sheila Bridges”, The Today Show feature from Vocation Vacations

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