owner and operator ..... retail, wholesale distribution, import, licensing ....
35 Years executive experience in managing dynamics and operations of multigenerational family business and a mid-size closely held wholesale LLC. Responsibilities included banking, merchandising, operations, product development and importing.
1- RETAIL....all areas of P&L , marketing, promotion, sales training, buying, store operations,lease negotiations
2- IMPORTING ( not export) …..direct & indirect sourcing/importing from Far East, Europe and Brazil, interaction with buying and selling agents, U.S. Customs, freight forwarders
3- LICENSING…..negotiate license agreements as either licensor or licensee, trademark ( not patent) issues
4- CONFLICT RESOLUTION….partnership & family business issues ..expertise & EXPERIENCE of negotiating in, around and out of a family business and partnerships, succession planning
5- WHOLESALE SALES & DISTRIBUTION….negotiating w/banks for financing, managing a salesforce (no union experience), employee vs independent reps, trade shows, selling to dept stores, independents and volume retailers