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Patricia G

EXECUTIVE LEADER � ACCOMPLISHED MERCHANT � ASTUTE STRATEGIST � BRAND BUILDER

Occupation:

Vice President

Location:

Tampa, FL

Education Level:

Doctorate

Will Relocate:

No

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� Exceptional multi-channel background encompassing apparel wholesale, department and specialty store retail, direct-to-consumer/catalog and e-commerce (fine jewelry, home d�cor/gifts). � Extensive experience in diverse disciplines including merchandising, product development, brand management, design/creative, strategic planning/execution, sourcing, operations and licensing. Consistently delivers high-impact, high-value results and long-term gains. � Successfully directs and empowers diverse and cross-functional teams with creativity, clarity and authority. Fosters an atmosphere of innovation. Develops and executes change initiatives with agility and speed. Provides visionary leadership and a high commitment, synergistic work culture. Instills high standards of performance, communication and collaboration. � Expert knowledge of the dynamics, challenges and opportunities inherent in establishing a profitable, growth-oriented business. Proven ability to focus, direct and lead all areas and factors necessary to achieve and exceed corporate objectives, business forecasts and strategic plans. Consistently builds a foundation of operational excellence to realize gains in performance, revenue and profit. � Proven ability to capture and create market share by conceiving and implementing initiatives to strengthen brand integrity and build future brand equity. Creates a compelling branding platform built on differentiation, relevance and product leadership. Market driven and customer-centric with a strong industry pulse, an intuitive product sense and a keen awareness of the needs of the consumer. � International and multi-cultural expertise (primarily Asia/Europe) for prominent brands leading design and product development, forging global partnerships and implementing strategic growth and licensing initiatives.

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

Ross-Simons (Confidential) 12/2004 - 4/2007
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SCHOOL MAJOR YEAR DEGREE

California Coast University Psychology 2002 Doctorate Degree
Northeastern University English 1958 Bachelor Degree
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Highlights:

The opportunity to work for renowned global brands while gaining international experience in diverse disciplines. Serving in executive eadership positions where I was able to exercise my knowledge, creativity and skills to significantly contribute to the growth and profitability of an organization. Mentoring and coaching individuals and teams to reach the highest level of excellence and performance.

Companies I like:

Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, Eileen Fisher, Saks Fifth Avenue, VF Corporation, Cole Hahn, Coach, Tiffany

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Executive lead for new ventures, growth strategies, licensing initiatives, international development and strategic partnerships. Ability to communicate with and influence internal and external stakeholders, including cross-functional teams and C-level decision makers, regarding key business developments and strategic initiatives. Strategic leadership with a demonstrated ability to design and execute innovative, solution strategies based on organization requirements and large-scale change. Highly focused on adhering to corporate missions and philosophy while impacting revenue, achieving financial objectives and implementing growth initiatives. Thinks creatively, plans strategically and acts tactically.
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