Katrina Marie Glusac

Katrina Marie Glusac

CMO/EVP/GMM of Merchandising, Women's Specialty Retailing, E-com, International
Location: Venice CA
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*Big box-experienced retail/wholesale merchandiser, brand manager, and executive whose 20-year career with Fortune 500 retailers has been highlighted by accelerated advancement, numerous awards (named both Guess' worldwide “Retail Division of the Year” and “Brand Excellence Division of the Year”) and goal-surpassing performance-to-plan. *Successful in both startup and turnaround management roles having propelled multiple divisions to number one in company sales volume per square foot *Proven track record at introducing JIT turn strategies, improving turn, raising IMU’s, reducing markdowns, and creating a buzz of new customer excitement nationwide and abroad, while simultaneously lowering excess stock inventory, fabric liability, and WOH to all-time lows. *Comprehensive background, education, and intl. work experience leading retail buying, planning and allocations, visual merchandising, design, project management, product development, pre-production, planning, vendor mgmt., factory sourcing, brand marketing, PR planning, licensing, and retail operations in junior, contemporary, and luxury market sectors. *Multi-lingual efficiency in Spanish, French, and Italian and EMBA from one of the country’s top ten executive business programs. *Well-traveled to sourcing trips and factory visits in Southern China and Asia as well as abroad to all major industry trade shows, European fashion weeks, luxury brand runway shows, and international headquarter visits to satellite offices in India, Asia, Canada, and Europe. Specialties: Buying, Planning, Allocations, Design, Pre-Production, Product Development, Visual Merchandising, Retail Store Operations, P&L/Budgets, Shrink Reduction, Customer Service Excellence, Teambuilding/Supervision, Inventory Controls, Retail Brand Creation, Retail Chain Model Building, Organizational Structuring, Vendor (Compliance, Base, Relations), Vertical Retailing, Store Layout and Design, Retail Development, Middle East/Intl. Markets

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INTERESTS
  • athletics
  • sports
  • fashion
  • reading
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • golf
  • surfing
  • animals
  • traveling
  • beach
  • snow
  • other cultures
  • learning
  • growth
SPORTS
  • Snowboarding
  • tennis
  • golf
  • surfing
  • soccer
  • outdoor enthusiast
GROUPS
  • PSIA
  • Level III Certified

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