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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.


Amy Montagne SCU/RMI '93

Vice President & General Manager,
Nike Women & Women's Training
Nike, Inc.

  • Barry Feld - Advisory Board Chairman

    President, CEO & Director
    COST PLUS WORLD MARKET

  • Kent Anderson

    GEAR UP CONSULTING
    Former President Macys.com

  • Mark Brashear SCU/RMI '83

    President & CEO
    JOHN VARVATOS ENTERPRISES

  • Albert V. Bruno Ph.D.

    William T. Cleary Professor of Marketing
    SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

  • Lisa Bougie - SCU/RMI'91

    Chief Merchandising Officer
    STITCH FIX

  • Michele DeMartini

    SVP – Apparel & Accessories
    TARGET

  • Ken Duane

    Vice Chairman, Wholesale Division
    PHILLIPS-VAN HEUSEN CORP.

  • Tom Fanoe SCU'68

    Consultant
    THOMAS FANOE CONSULTING

  • David Folkman

    Former CEO of the Emporium & Esprit US

  • Barry Gilbert

    Managing Director
    WineVIP.com

  • Amy Melczer Montagne SCU/RMI'93

    Vice President & General Manager Women's
    NIKE, INC.

  • Mike Osorio SCU/RMI'84

    Former Region President Americas, Pacific, Japan
    DFS GROUP LIMITED

  • Gisel Ruiz SCU/RMI'92

    Executive Vice President
    International People Division
    WALMART U.S.

  • Philip S. Schlein

    Former General Partner
    U.S. Venture Partners & Chairman Macy's West

  • Michael Schriver

    President, North Asia
    LOUIS VUITTON

  • John Strain SCU/RMI '90

    Former Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Technology Officer
    WILLIAM SONOMA, INC.

  • Joseph Tomaselli

    Former Vice President
    Global Apparel Sourcing
    NIKE, INC.

  • Chantel Waterbury SCU/RMI '97

    Founder 
    CHLOE + ISABEL

  • Ellen Magnin Newman

    President
    ELLEN NEWMAN ASSOCIATES

  • Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D.

    RMI DIRECTOR

  • Cynthia M. Gamage

    RMI ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR