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ItaleauFounder & CEO
May. 2017United States Oversee all operations of ITALEAU: luxury essentials made in Italy at the best possible prices.
Launched and scaled both wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer channels to multimillion dollars in annual revenue and reaching 12x growth Quarter-On-Quarter.
Set compelling vision and strategy for the brand, product and technology. Write investor deck, business plan, multi-year financial forecasts (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow). Raise multimillion dollar early-stage funding.
Develop and lead US-based digital marketing: customer prospecting, acquisition, and retention funnel, digital assets, advertising campaigns; Email, SMS and Direct Mailing; Dashboarding and dimishing return analysis and forecasting.
Develop wholesale channels: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and select independent retailers.
Jan. 2000 - May. 2017New York, San FranciscoMulti-brand luxury goods distribution company with a focus on designer footwear and leather goods. Key roles and successes include: Launched and managed all operations of JUNBESI GROUP.
Opened wholesale distribution in high-end department stores (Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales) and 50+ independent luxury retailers across the US.
Created Direct-to-Consumer business, including online store, creative content creation, digital marketing.
Created distribution supply chain: ERP, EDI, warehouses, accounting, payment collection.
Provided merchandising direction to design teams in Italy and Spain.
Selected and managed logistic partners: 3rd party distribution warehouses, freight forwarders and foreign trade desk for forward contracts and Letters of Credit.
Recruited independent sales agents. Opened and managed multi-brand showroom in New York.
Nov. 1992 - Sep. 1999Foster City, CaliforniaHighly specialized professional responsible for planning, implementing, and supporting solutions aimed at accelerating value for customer IT investments. Key roles and successes include: Identified and sold strategic consulting opportunities to Fortune 500 companies including PG&E, Stanford, Intel, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank.
Won Microsoft MCS Top Contributor Award.
Assembled and managed software development teams of 20+ employees and subcontractors.
Managed software development lifecycles from conception through development and roll-out. Recruited Microsoft full-time employees and contractors.
Assessed health of existing engagements and implemented course corrections.