Advisory Board

Industry Visionaries and RMI Alums

RMI’s advisory board is an impressive list of retail industry executives and legacy experts from brand leaders to industry innovators.


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    President, CEO & Director,
    Cost Plus World Market

    Barry Feld

    Advisory Board Charimen
    Date Joined: 2012

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    CEO; Former President, Macys.com,
    Gear Up Consulting, LLC

    Kent Anderson

    1991

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    President & CEO,
    John Varvatos Enterprises

    Mark Brashear

    1983
    Date Joined: 2001

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    William T. Cleary Professor of Marketing,
    Santa Clara University

    Albert V. Bruno Ph.D.

    Date Joined: 1982

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    Chief Merchandising Officer,
    Stitch Fix

    Lisa Bougie

    1991

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    SVP Merchandising Apparel and Accessories,
    Target

    Michele DeMartini-Wlazlo

    Date Joined: 2012

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    Vice Chairman - Wholesale Apparel,
    Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) Corp.

    Ken Duane

    Date Joined: 2010

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    Consultant; Former President Levi's USA,
    Thomas Fanoe Consulting

    Tom Fanoe

    1968
    Date Joined: 1997

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    President & CEO,
    Cost Plus World Market

    David Folkman

    Date Joined: 2012

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    Owner/Operator,

    Barry Gilbert

    Date Joined: 2001

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    VP/GM Nike Women's/ Women's Training,
    Nike

    Amy Melczer Montagne

    1993

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    Former Regional President - Americas, Pacific Islands, Japan,
    DFS Group Limited

    Mike Osorio

    1984

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    Executive Vice President & COO,
    Walmart

    Gisel Ruiz

    1992
    Date Joined: 2012

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    Former General Partner - USVP,
    Mavatar Technologies Inc

    Philip S. Schlein

    Date Joined: 1982

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    President North Asia,
    Louis Vuitton

    Michael Schriver

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    Former EVP, Chief Digital and Technology Officer,
    Williams-Sonoma Inc.

    John Strain

    1990

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    Former VP Global Apparel Sourcing,
    Nike

    Joseph Tomaselli

    Date Joined: 1997

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    Founder and Former CEO,
    Chloe + Isabel Inc.

    Chantel Waterbury

    1997

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    President,
    Ellen Newman Associates

    Ellen Magnin Newman

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    Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D.

    RMI DIRECTOR

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    Cynthia M. Gamage

    RMI ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR