30 years corporate retailing with major department store chain, national value department store chain and small regional music sales and video rental chain. Areas of emphasis: Men's wear, junior women's wear, children's wear, women's lingerie, accessories and jewelry, mens, womens, childrens apparel, clothing Experienced in buying and selling and marketing retail merchandise. Single and multiple store operations. Held senior management positions at the Vice President General Merchandise Manager, Vice President Stores and Executive Vice President levels. VP advertising, sales promotion and display division in the department store. Founded and operated my own small business. Created vinyl signs. Sold business after five years. In addition to SCORE, currently serve as a home owners budget and finance committee member overseeing a $8 million budget. Served 4 years as VP local Chamber of Commerce. Currently on the Board. Served on my town's economic development committee. retail, department store, discount, clothing, women's, men's, children's, inventory, budget, trade show, showroom, markup, online, ecommerce, women's wear, men's wear, lingerie, funding, borrowing, research, buying, advertising, sales promotion, some SEO advice, title tags, description tags, listing with search engines. Somewhat savvy about the use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.