Job Title: Director, Merchandising
Mentor Since: Fall 2010
Will Mentor: Graduate Students
Responsible for developing merchandising product strategies for new product and in store merchandising standards for pre-owned product. Focused on applying analytics to drive profitable sales growth.
Savers is an international thrift store with over 330 stores across the US, Canada and Australia.
REI 1999-2015: eCommerce, Marketing, Merchandising
Eddie Bauer 1992-1999: Product Development and Merchandise Planning
The Bon Marche 1987-1992: Merchandise Buying and Planning
B.A. Fashion Marketing, Western Washington University
MBA, Seattle University
Mentoring Objectives & Scope
The students determine the topics that will be covered related to the retail industry. Historically we have discussed marketing campaign development, product development, eCommerce business processes, leadership, people development and career management.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
Meetings can be held on campus, at the student's employer or at a local coffee shop. Hours can be flexible based on the student's schedule.