A strategic client and team development professional with twenty years of experience in retail and online business management. Combining deep industry knowledge with leadership, sales coaching, CRM data, and operational expertise to elevate brand profiles and client experience. Through leveraging data from quantitative and qualitative research Christopher successfully maps the client journey to ensure Omni-channel engagement. His core talent is providing organizations with training tools that create a culture of growth and inclusivity.
Host, Christopher Lacy is joined by producer, Joshua Williams, for a look back on Season 3, part of a tumultuous year in fashion retail. They also discuss what's coming in Season 4 and how listeners can engage with the podcast.Learn more: Christopher Lacy | Joshua WilliamsHosted by: Christopher Lacy, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignProduced by: Joshua Williams, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignExecutive Producer: Fashion ConsortFollow the podcast on Instagram: @RetailRevolutionPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Zi Xuan and Yijia Wang, founders of Advene, discuss the process of developing a new accessories brand in the middle of the pandemic, with a focus on sustainability and transparency. They discuss the intersection of data and design and the important role it plays in today's retail marketplace.After graduating from Fashion Institute of Technology, Zi gained multiple years of experience working as a handbag designer for Marc Jacobs and Coach in New York City. She has experience in working with designers and vendors across the globe and an in-depth understanding of North America and Europe fashion trends and markets.Yijia moved to New York in 2015 and started working as a marketing analytics professional, using data to model and predict consumer behavior. She specialized in developing actionable branding and marketing strategy based on data analytics and marketing mix modeling. Yijia graduated with a BS Quantitative Economics major from Tufts University, and MA Design Studies at Parsons School of Design.While working in marketing, Yijia was constantly on the lookout for the perfect handbag — one that would suit her multifaceted lifestyle, eco-conscious values, and aesthetic adventurism. She consulted Zi, a longtime friend (and handbag aficionado), and they realized that a fairly priced luxury quality bag for the conscious consumer did not exist yet... So they decided to make it on their own. The result is advene, an accessories brand that merges innovative design principles with conscientious production processes.advene was created by Zi Xuan and Yijia Wang.Learn more (Zi Xuan): LinkedIn | AdveneLearn more (Yijia Wang): LinkedIn | AdveneHosted by: Christopher Lacy, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignProduced by: Joshua Williams, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignExecutive Producer:Fashion ConsortFollow the podcast on Instagram: @RetailRevolutionPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marc Mastronardi shares his extensive experience in developing a curated and localized fashion offering in a large-scale, omni-retail department store setting. He discusses the Macy's organization’s focus on diversity and inclusion, and the collaborative effort it takes to create a meaningful experience for customers through transformative thinking.Marc has extensive knowledge of the mmni channel retail business with experience in merchandising and planning in both traditional brick and mortar and e-commerce for Men's, Women's Accessories, Shoes, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Intimate Apparel, Ready-to-Wear, Seasonal Men's and Women's businesses. He began his career with the Filene's organization in Boston, before moving to New York City when Macy's purchased the May Company. He has held many important roles at Macy's including Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Store Operations, Executive Vice President of Business Development Innovation and Executive Vice President of General Merchandise Management, Center Core. Marc's current role is the Chief of Stores for Macy's organization, covering all fashion offerings for Macy's and Bloomingdale's stories.Learn more: Macy’sHosted by: Christopher Lacy, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignProduced by: Joshua Williams, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignExecutive Producer: Fashion ConsortFollow the podcast on Instagram: @RetailRevolutionPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Paul Magel discusses how fashion business can leverage technology to create supply chain visibility and efficiency. He recommends strategies, such as multi-sourcing and shared risked relationships, for brands to be avoid vulnerabilities, especially during times of crisis. Paul Magel, who joined CGS in 1997, has more than three decades of experience in the information technology space. Leading the Application Solutions division at CGS, Mr. Magel oversees the company’s flagship BlueCherry® Enterprise Suite of solutions for the fashion, apparel and consumer lifestyle products industry as well as the Technology and Infrastructure practice overseeing sales, delivery, support and development. Mr. Magel is also responsible for the CGS Global Software Development Centers in Europe and India and the recent expansion of the BlueCherry solutions business in Europe and Canada.Learn more: LinkedIn | CGS | BlueCherryHosted by: Christopher Lacy, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignProduced by: Joshua Williams, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of DesignExecutive Producer: Fashion ConsortFollow the podcast on Instagram: @RetailRevolutionPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Location
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Episode Count
58
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 day, 8 hours
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