Experienced Merchandise Planning leader with a diverse background in inventory management, proactive category management, forecasting and data analytics that support company strategies for growth. A committed partner who works closely with the Merchandising organization as well as with cross-functional teams including Marketing, Operations, Finance and Supply Chain in order to achieve the best possible outcome toward all company goals. Hired, trained and mentored teams of up to 50 employees while responsible for 60 to 500 store locations and e-commerce businesses. Worked with new and established wholesale companies in various roles to put into place best practices and analytics within planning as well as operations. Able to develop entrepreneurial skills along the way that provided the confidence to build a unique and successful women's retail store concept that led to the launch of an e-commerce business. Excited by the possibilities that new technologies and ideas are bringing to the fashion industry.