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CEO/President-Consumer Products

Location:
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Posted:
April 29, 2019

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Larry W. Hagen

**** *. ******* ****** *****: 480-***-****

Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Cellular: 310-***-****

Email: ac88ul@r.postjobfree.com

APPAREL, UNIFORM, and RETAIL CEO

Branding/ Sales & Marketing/ Manufacturing/ Sourcing/ Operations/ Finance/ Consulting

Results oriented Senior Executive, with very broad-based Apparel, Retail and Consumer Product experience, worldwide. A proven leader who developed a successful Private Label apparel business that grew from $160 Million to over $800 Million in 10 years; A visionary who built a knit business in Canada from 14 joint ventures, that grew from $1 million to $50 million in three years. A strategist who developed a “world class” distribution operation to support very rapid growth. A visionary who orchestrated a high-risk leverage buyout strategy that rescued a declining international neckwear manufacturer, at a time when LBO’s were uncommon. A Director who managed 31 Big Box retail department stores and grew same store sales from $201 million to $280 million in five years. A General Manager who managed and motivated “up to” 5,000 employees and 31 direct reports and maintained non-union status in a very unionized environment. A people person that values every employee’s contribution and treasures each customer relationship.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

· Worldwide Branding · Sourcing · Teambuilding · Startups · Manufacturing & Operations · E-commerce

· Turnarounds · Fashion · Licensing

· Financing & Full P&L · Acquisitions & Mergers · Product Development

· Sales and Marketing · Business Strategy · Social Media

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

JOINT BASE INTERNATIONAL, LTD. Hong Kong, Pakistan & Farmers Branch, Texas

CEO/President September 2008-Present

GYPSY JEANS INNTERNATIONAL, LTD.

CEO/President September 2014-Present

GERSON LEHRMAN GROUP January 2008-Present

Certified “Leader”.

BLACKMORE PARTNERS INC.

Executive Adviser-Apparel & Retail March 2011-Present

Joint Base International Ltd., is a large Private Label apparel manufacturer/supplier to: Department Stores; Mass Merchandisers; Specialty Retailers; and Specialty Stores world-wide.

Gypsy Jeans International is a “startup” Premium denim wholesaler.

Maevn Corp. is a small, rapidly growing Medical Uniform manufacturer/wholesaler.

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) is the largest Consulting firm in the world, providing expert advice to Venture Capital Firms, Hedge Funds, Banks, Consulting Companies… Certified “Leader” designation is the top 2% of GLG’s 450,000 Consultants world-wide, having completed over 1,000 Consultations in Apparel and Retail.

Blackmore Partners is a PE Intermediary, connecting Executives and Private Equity.

BARCO UNIFORMS INC., Gardena, CA 2005-2008 CEO-COO/CFO A large privately held Uniform and Clothing manufacturer/wholesaler, selling to over 3,000 customers including: McDonalds Corporation and YUM Brands in the Identity category; Life Uniforms, and Scrubs and Beyond in the Medical Uniform industry. · Developed the “Greys Anatomy Medical Uniform line” from inception, which became the industry standard.

· Rescued the company from Bankruptcy, and Increased EBITDA from negative -7% to positive 15%.

DAVID DART DESIGN GROUP (Division of Kellwood Co.), City of Industry, CA 2000 - 2005

President/COO

An upscale Women’s clothing manufacturer and wholesaler, selling to Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdales, Saks, and Specialty Retailers in the United States and abroad.

· Grew the total business from $80 million to $180 Million, and EBITDA from Negative 2% to positive 17%.

VIA INTERNATIONAL LTD. /TINY TOTS LTD., Toronto, Canada 1997 - 2000

CEO/President/COO

A vertical knit operation in Canada that shipped duty-free products to the United States under NAFTA, and to several European Countries.

· Combined 14 separate joint ventures in Canada, into a cohesive operation.

· Grew the business from $1 million to $100 million in 3 years.

MOUNTAIN HIGH HOSIERY INC., San Diego, CA 1995- 1997

EVP-COO

An international branded Hosiery manufacturer and wholesaler selling to retailers worldwide.

· Helped grow the business to become the third largest “sock” company in the US.

· Developed 6 new brands from inception.

MALLORY & CHURCH LTD., Seattle, WA 1983- 1995

EVP-COO/CFO and Partner

An international Neckwear manufacturer and wholesaler, selling to all major Department and Specialty Store Retailers in the United States.

· Orchestrated a successful Leverage Buyout (LBO),that rescued the company.

BRITTANIA SPORTSWEAR, Seattle, WA (Schoenfeld Industries Inc.) 1975 - 1983

VP of Distribution

The largest privately held Sportswear Company in the United States that grew very rapidly to $450 million, and sold to every Department Store, Specialty Retail Chain, and Specialty Store in the United States.

· Developed a “world class” distribution operation to support shipping that grew from $2 million to $30 million per month in 4 years.

THE BON MARCHE (Division of Allied Stores Corp.), Seattle, WA 1970-1975

VP-Director of Group 11 Stores

The West Coast Division of Allied Stores Corporation, operating 174 “big box” Department Stores in the Pacific Northwest, and Intermountain regions of the United States.

· Managed and grew a 31 store “Big Box” retail group from $201 million to $280 million in 3 years.

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

MBA Finance & International Business BA Finance & Accounting



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