A strategic and innovative Product Design, Development and Global Sourcing Executive with over 20 years of extensive and progressive retail / manufacturing experience in soft and hard home design leadership, strategic merchandising and category growth. Develop best-selling premium assortments for Omni Channel Retail by leveraging data driven insights, hindsight analysis and design sensibilities. A skilled Director and mentor with broad based manufacturing and sourcing expertise in merchandising, design, material and production processes for home, creating seasonal time and action calendars and process’s to manage best-in-class brand and design positioning from inception to production and marketing. Exceptional strategic organization and communication skills, collaborating with clients, factories and merchandising while mentoring designers to develop, negotiate, produce and deliver high quality, profitable, trend right, on brand product.
Scholarship - Design Futures 97, The Hothouse Design Center, Great Britain.
4 months intensive studies in Design Management, CAD and Industrial Ceramics.
Erasmus Scholarship, Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venice, Italy.
4 month study exchange in Product Design, Sculpture and Fine Art.