Great Oaks Venture Capital - VC firm that brings together highly successful executives to identify and build early seed-stage start-ups.
Senior Retail Advisor - Hired to, and successfully advise and mentor early seed-stage e-commerce fashion start-ups.
Successfully strengthened 10 specific investments by obtaining $40M + of additional funding by quickly identifying specific business trends now and allowing the companies to maximize current and future growth potential.
Reduced business risk, ensured true cost efficiencies and improved accuracy of forecasting by +18% by implementing specific product operational processes that identified clear milestones to ensure initial objectives were on schedule.
Mentored 10 CEO's on how to establish a sustainable business by developing best practices methodology. Directed specific
Brenda & Eddie - Rock Our T-Shirts - Founder
Specially curated collection of the best, authentic, rare, premium quality and officially licensed t-shirts and hoodies primarily sold on-line.
Self-funded and utilized my prior experiences to successfully achieve through various marketing campaigns a buyout of the company two years after opening the business. The original strategy of purchasing and developing product in the UK was a huge win.
Sales and profits exceeded original forecast by 30% higher through higher OTD’s and marketing initiatives that maximized ROI.
Developed and executed limited edition licensed vintage two-sided tour shirts called, “Tours That Rocked The World” which included exclusive licenses with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Iron Maiden, Queen and The Cure.
PVH Corporation – GH Bass - GH Bass was a division of PVH Corporation until 2012 where at that time it was sold. It was founded in 1876 and is still today one of the best iconic brands in the footwear industry.
President - Achieved results by recreating a clear and defined brand vision for all footwear, apparel and accessories sold through the 208 retail outlet stores, e-commerce and various wholesale account domestically and internationally.
Restored historic levels of profitability by achieving 7 consecutive years of 4 to 7% comp increases compared to prior past years of decreasing of on average 5%.
Generated additional $30M in sales by developing new outdoor lifestyle category called Bass Earth in Footwear, Apparel and Accessories for Men and Women. Goal was to maximize the business that Timberland gave away. Bass Earth represented a clear value opportunity for the consumer by offering better product at 10 - 12% lower retail prices and still achieving profitability.
Led unprecedented financial turn-around in PVH history by delivering a $12M financial change over a 5 year period. The division went from losing $2M to delivering a $10M profit.