I can help you to launch and operate a retail and/or merchandising business.
I have experience across a range of disciplines including retail management, strategic planning, financial management, inventory management, merchandising, branding, customer service, and store operations.
As an owner/entrepreneur, I managed and grew a successful recreational vehicle business, developing expertise in financial management, Human Resources, Marketing, store operations and acquisition. I co-founded the Great Lakes Recreational Vehicle Association (GLRVA) and served on the Board of Directors for many years.
My formative career was in retail operations and merchandising with the F and R Lazarus department store in Columbus. From F and R Lazarus I joined Cleveland Fabric Shops, and eventually the company grew to become JoAnn Fabric Stores with 400 locations. I served as Vice President, Store Operations with the responsibility for marketing, human resources, and store operations.
I am passionate about sharing my experience and knowledge. Let’s talk.