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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Barry Feld

President, CEO & Director,
Cost Plus World Market

Advisory Board Charimen
Date Joined: 2012

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Kent Anderson

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

1991

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Mark Brashear

President & CEO,
John Varvatos Enterprises

1983
Date Joined: 2001

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Albert V. Bruno Ph.D.

William T. Cleary Professor of Marketing,
Santa Clara University

Date Joined: 1982

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Lisa Bougie

Chief Merchandising Officer,
Stitch Fix

1991

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Michele DeMartini-Wlazlo

SVP Merchandising Apparel and Accessories,
Target

Date Joined: 2012

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Ken Duane

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

Date Joined: 2010

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Tom Fanoe

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

1968
Date Joined: 1997

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David Folkman

President & CEO,
Cost Plus World Market

Date Joined: 2012

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Barry Gilbert

Owner/Operator,

Date Joined: 2001

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Amy Melczer Montagne

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

1993

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Mike Osorio

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

1984

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Gisel Ruiz

Executive Vice President & COO,
Walmart

1992
Date Joined: 2012

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Philip S. Schlein

Former General Partner - USVP,
Mavatar Technologies Inc

Date Joined: 1982

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Michael Schriver

President North Asia,
Louis Vuitton
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John Strain

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

1990

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Joseph Tomaselli

Former VP Global Apparel Sourcing,
Nike

Date Joined: 1997

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Chantel Waterbury

Founder and Former CEO,
Chloe + Isabel Inc.

1997

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Ellen Magnin Newman

President,
Ellen Newman Associates
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Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D.

RMI DIRECTOR

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Cynthia M. Gamage

RMI ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR