Jim Whitlow


Innovative award-winning retail executive who drives high performing teams and retail concepts to new levels. A versatile and engaging leader, proficient across all aspects of retail management. Recognized as a selling manager, bringing strategy and techniques that achieve consistent profitable sales growth. Adept at identifying market trends, attracting top talent, and implementing new concepts,hired by industry icon Jeffrey Kalinksy to build Jeffrey Atlanta, and launching and running the first upscale fitness and fashion store in the country. Blends industry knowledge, business savvy and sales skills with fearlessness, focus and passion to deliver results in key performance areas. ? Revenue and Profit Growth – Increased YoY sales by double digits and achieved profitability for nine straight years as founder and owner of DEKA Atlanta. ? Startups – Launched successful multi-million-dollar stores in Chicago, Atlanta, and New York, bringing new fashions and lines and raising the bar in local retailing, as owner of DEKA and manager of Jeffrey. ? Award Winning Merchandising and Brand Promotion – Won Adidas, Splits 59, Newton Running and Y3 top producer awards; named “Best of Atlanta” by Atlanta Magazine as owner of DEKA. ? High Performing Team Building – Built a staff of high performing sales professionals, each generating $1M+ annually as general manager of Jeffrey Atlanta