I have over 25 years of experience in the retail industry across many functions including general management, marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, and human resources. I am an associate professor at Fashion Institute of Technology, Chief Strategy Officer at The Robin Report and CEO/founder of my consulting business. I teach at Syracuse University in Martin J. Whitman School of Management. As a recognized top retail influencer, I have appearances across many media outlets including NBC Nightly News, Forbes.com, Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Reuters, The Washington Post, Fortune, and Chain Store Age. I am a contributor to Forbes.com, The Robin Report and a member of the BrainTrust for RetailWire. My interdisciplinary education includes an M.B.A. in Strategic Business Administration from Penn State University, a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from University of San Francisco and an A.S. in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from Fashion Institute of Technology.