SVP Product Develpment and Sales
Calson Investment LTD
Aug 2012 - Present (9 years 9 months)
• Senior Vice President –Product Development and Sales – October 2014
• Senior Director – Product Development = August 2012 – September 2014
o Accelerated POS growth from $200MM to $500MM, with a long term growth target of $1B in the next 5 years.
o Lead negotiations and product development for the Walmart account by focusing on business analysis and delivering on key consumer insights.
o Develop line plans working directly with a team of designers delivering current styles through trend research that drive retailer growth and increase in-store traffic.
o Managed multiple teams of product developers and designers across multiple categories of footwear.
o Directed development from concept to final product that fit into the DNA and storytelling of a new brand launch at Target for footwear.
o Travel overseas working directly with internal sourcing teams to ensure top quality materials are used and merchandise aligns with agreed upon product designs.
o Awarded with Supplier of the Year for the total company of Walmart in July of 2015.
o Multiple Supplier of the Year awards in the Apparel category.