Dynamic and results-driven creative apparel professional with 20+ years of experience in brand development, merchandising, product development, production and marketing – working directly with clients, creating projects based on the requests and needs of the market, presenting seasonal plans and designs for meetings, and seeing projects through to the final stages of production. Demonstrated experience to manage, research, and develop designs, ideas, and themes – converting ideas into briefs/products. Strategic and hands-on with the capability to manage, present, and report on projects to senior management. Versatile skill set with the ability to manage, design, and develop growth strategies and procedures to achieve revenue goals and brand potential. Experienced in sourcing, manufacturing, and import production for both private label and major retailers from high-end to mass market designs. Highly motivated leader and team player with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines. Excellent vendor relations and business administration skills with an aptitude for handling demanding projects.