Eileen Fisher COO
March 9, 2016
The Design & Merchandising program will host its annual Distinguished Speaker event on April 14 at 6:00pm with James D. Gundell, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Eileen Fisher, Inc. Over the course of his impressive career, Gundell rose rapidly from assistant buyer to running Bloomingdales flagship 59th Street NYC store; to being in charge of all retail for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and serving as Divisional President of Factory Store Concepts at Ralph Lauren. Gundell will speak to his leadership experience and retail vision in a free-to-the-public talk in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert Street).
Eileen Fisher launched her women’s apparel company in 1984 with just $350, making her mark with clean lines, simple shapes and a timeless, functional style. The company now has more than 800 employees and 56 locations in 15 states with annual sales of over $300 million.
Past D&M Distinguished speakers have included Angela Ahrendts, then CEO of Burberry; Diane Ellis, then President and COO of Brooks Brothers; Lauren Ohtake, who has held senior merchandising and product development positions at Donna Karan New York (DKNY), VINCE and rag & bone; and Aaron Magness, then the Senior Director of Brand Marketing and Business Development for Zappos.
For more information about the free event please contact Vicky Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.