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Senior Merchandising, Retail and Development Executive

Paramus, New Jersey, 07652, United States
January 17, 2018

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My corporate experience lies in best in class organizations such as Bloomingdales, Fortunoff & Movado Group and entrepreneurially at American Gold and Diamond Buyers (Profit) and The Lymphoma Research Foundation (503c). As an Consultant, I’ve experienced a wide variety of company cultures in diverse industries.

I’m a results-driven Senior-level executive with a proven track record of growing sales and revenue, forming partnerships, building brands and developing people. My strengths are in identifying challenges, taking charge, defining and implementing solutions.

Additional Specialties:

Transferable skills, Business Development, Effective Communicator, Strong Negotiator

LAC Consulting Services-Paramus, N.J. September 2015-Present

Consultant to Profit & Nonprofits

About LAC Consulting Services

LACCS partners include business-to-business, business-to-customer, and non-profit organizations. LACCS currently has active clients in each sector.

LACCS brings a disciplined "consumer/donor insight first" approach to its clients and works with leadership teams to define long-term organizational goals, identify opportunities and to create strategies that increase revenues/ fundraising.

LACCS serves as a trusted partner to clients seeking guidance on project/event management, fundraising/sponsorships, customer/donor analytics, competitive set, distribution and product launches.


In-depth industry knowledge, Lead generation, Promotion of products and/or services, Networking/maintaining relationships.

Creative approach, Strong communication skills, Ability to solve challenging variables, High attention to prioritization-detail-organization-time management-meet deadlines, Leverages proven techniques to provide quality leadership to small, mid and large teams.

Non-Profit Specific- Event Planning and Management, Donor Stewardship and Sponsorship Strategies, Business Plans, and Fundraising.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation-New York, N.Y. November 2013-July 2015

Senior Community Engagement Manager-Northeast Region- Territory: Maine to Virginia

Primary responsibilities

Corporate Sponsorship, Fundraising, Cultivation of Volunteers, Ambassadors, Healthcare community, Donors/Supporters/Patients & Regional Leadership Council, Development & Management of NE Revenue & Expense budget, Support Patient & Professional Education platforms, Oversight of Active Lifestyle Events-Walks/Rides, Creation of Secondary events.

Key Accomplishments

Growth of Corporate Sponsorships by 30%, Development of a Cause Marketing Campaign & Sponsorship Package, Solicitation of Local Business sponsorships for the Active Lifestyle Walk Program, Architect of the “LRF Triple Program” of corporate participation, product donations and monetary sponsorships, Creation of a Recognition Program for key volunteers and donors, Growth of Revenue in year over year markets in New York and Boston, Introduction of the New Secondary Fundraising and Active Lifestyle Events, Development and Launch of a Regional Leadership Council in the Northeast.

5 Committees- Development, Culture, Newsletter, Community Engagement, Professional Development.

American Gold and Diamond Buyers East Hanover, N.J. September 2009- August 2013

Director of Business Development

Key Accomplishments

Identification of long-term strategy and new business opportunities.

Expansion of marketplace and key client relationships from New Jersey into New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Increase of revenue by 25% for a 3-year period, Development of a proprietary Performance Management Program/ 4-day Training module, Creation with IT team of a proprietary Information Selling System, Growth to #1 ranking in New Jersey and Management of 200 Independent Contractors.

2 Committees –Senior Management Board, Database Restructuring.

Movado Group Inc.-Paramus, N.J. November 2006-August 2008

Director of Product Development and Merchandising-Movado Brand

Key Accomplishments

Product Development for the Global Movado assortment, Initiated Seasonal Introductions and Edits, Brand Strategy and Positioning, Competitive Analysis, Product Segmentation and Merchandising, Pricing Strategy.

4 Committees-McKinsey & Company, European Summit, Design, Retail

Fortunoff Corporate Headquarters Uniondale, N.Y November 1989-November 2006

Vice President-Merchandise Manager Timepiece Division (Watches, Clocks, Bands, Accessories)

Volume-$30.0 million-60+ Brands- 8 direct reports.

Key Accomplishments

Growth from 10 Brands $2.0 million sales to over 60 brands over $30.0 million sales, Development and evolution of an unprecedented multimillion dollar Advertising-Marketing program, Creation of the first Luxury Watch department in White Plains, NY (Design- Presentation, Product, Sales & Advertising), Launch of the largest Fashion Watch store in Long Island.

2 Committees- Senior Member - Fortunoff Operating Board, Information Systems Steering Committee.

Bloomingdales New York, New York December 1978-November 1989

Executive Trainee Program, Operational, Buying, Management Roles-Fashion Accessories, Jewelry, Watches.

Store line/Operations/Merchandising 8 years, Buying 3 years


William Paterson University BA English

Pace University AB Business

Parsons School of Design-Environmental Design

GIA Certification (Intro to Grading)

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