Keith Lurie


Vice President of Sales: Apparel; Footwear; Fashion; Consumer Products I am an apparel and footwear industry executive from the better to luxury branded markets, drawn to difficult challenges and known for delivering extraordinary results. I am a catalyst for positive change and innovation, with a broad skill set, and well regarded for my leadership and communication abilities. Drawn to challenging situations where others have failed, I have created and successfully executed sales and commercial strategies; recruited, trained and managed highly effective sales teams relying on solutions based, conceptual and consultative sales concepts, and empowered by data and planning tools (CRM, Budget/forecasts, ROI analysis, mapping and density matrices, etc.) ; worked in omni-channel environments serving department stores and majors, independent retailers, big-box. licensed retailers, and private label development clients. Proactive, strategic and growth directed - I have had P&L responsibility and have consistently driven top line sales while achieving bottom line profit results. My broad and deep skill set allows me to function at a very high level in a cross-functional environment, delivering well integrated strategies and results that take into consideration all constituencies. Well regarded for my leadership and communication abilities, I arrive on the job with a unique balance of quantitative and intuitive sensibilities, coupled with a strong appreciation for the aesthetic from working with many major designer labels over the years. Core competencies include: sales/commercial management, strategy and execution; trade marketing; multi-channel wholesale distribution; merchandising; back-end operations; customer service; analytical, quantitative and intuitive skills; P&L; repair and growth of under-performing brands; and leadership, teaching and communication abilities. I am seeking my next challenge and look forward to working with great and innovative people.