Expert in Textile and Apparel Manufacturing and Retail
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Bakersfield, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Oxnard, California
|Years: 2015 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Product development and sourcing consultant||Department: Production||Responsibilities: Consulting with varies apparel industry companies|
|Years: 2012 to 2014||Employer: NYDJ Apparel||Title: VP of Production||Department: Product Development||Responsibilities: Managed 7 direct reports and team of 85 Employees within the product development, pre-production, production (domestic and import) and quality control departments. Owned all aspects of seasonal product development, salesmen sample execution, raw material procurement, production and quality control. Responsible for the seasonal sourcing strategy, cost negotiations and gross margin analysis. Extensive travel to Asia and weekly visits to domestic contractors and laundries.
|Years: 2011 to 2012||Employer: Vince Clothing||Title: VP of Production||Department: Production and Sourcing||Responsibilities: Managed 5 direct reports and team of 30 employees for the Vince brand. Oversaw and supervised the import and domestic production and technical design departments. Manage the day-to-day operations and performance of the department. Partner with corporate EVP to review and project monthly, quarterly and yearly budgets and shipping targets. Hands on daily management of all domestic production including men’s /women’s denim, woven bottoms, and knit tops. Participate in weekly fittings to ensure approval deadlines are met and neither quality or garment delivery is jeopardized.|
|Years: 2008 to 2011||Employer: DKNY Jeans||Title: VP of Production and Operations||Department: Liz Claiborne||Responsibilities: Managed 6 direct reports and team of 24 employees for DKNY Jeans - Missy, Petites, Plus, and Men’s Divisions. Oversaw and supervised the product development, production, technical design and business planning/operation departments. Liaised with merchandising/design to execute on-time development of seasonal collections including both men’s and women’s wovens, denim, cut n sew knits, and sweaters. Owned all aspects of product development, raw material procurement, technical design, production, quality assurance and inventory management. Extensive international travel throughout Asia, Central and South America|
|Years: 2004 to 2007||Employer: Polo Ralph Lauren||Title: Senior VP of Production||Department: Production||Responsibilities: Managed 7 direct reports and a team of 28 employees; supervised the production and technical design departments for: Polo Jeans Company, RRL, Polo Denim and American Living with total retail volume of $600M. Managed factory allocations, garment costing and gross margins. Created seasonal and annual budgets. Liaised with merchandising/design to execute on-time development of seasonal collections. Extensive international travel throughout Asia, Central and South America.|
|Years: 1999 to 2004||Employer: Chaps Ralph Lauren||Title: VP of Production and Sourcing||Department: Warnaco||Responsibilities: Managed 4 direct reports and 17 indirect reports. Led cross-functional teams; prepared seasonal strategic international sourcing plans; identified any production issues and implemented actionable solutions; reviewed costing and delivery reports. Key member of the executive committee during bankruptcy transition. Extensive overseas travel.|