Larry W. Hagen
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Cellular: 310-***-****
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.
· 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
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
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
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
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
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.
MBA Finance & International Business BA Finance & Accounting