Brand-oriented merchandising professional with over 15 years of experience in product management and development in the fashion and retail industries. Extensive background in wholesale, retail, e-commerce, and direct businesses. Strong foundation in strategic planning, brand development and sales. Proven successful in driving internal and external profits and creating positive returns on overall revenue. Accountable for driving brand visions based on market and consumer insights in a variety of global markets, including Mexico, Canada, China, and the Middle East. Throughout my career I have managed businesses with revenues of up to $500M, and multiple categories of businesses ranging from Women’s, Junior’s, Accessories and Men’s. I have a passion and enthusiasm for product with a strong financial acumen. I would describe my management style as direct, collaborative, and results-oriented. My greatest strengths include strong leadership skills and the innate ability to establish consensus among cross-functional teams including design, marketing, planning, sourcing and sales, in addition to building strong long standing relationships within the marketplace. I have led teams of up to 15 merchants, buyers, designers and planners in identifying new businesses and managing the strategic brand direction, positioning and line architecture both here in the US and overseas.