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Advisory Board

The RMI Advisory Board

RMI has assembled CEOs, Presidents, EVPs, CMOs and Directors from influential Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and leading brand companies. The Advisory Board meets twice a year to provide insights and perspective to ensure RMI remains a top destination for a retail business education. 

Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D.

RMI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Barry Feld

99 Cents Only Stores
RMI ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN

 

Kamelia Aryafar

Director of Engineering, Cloud Artificial Intelligence
Google

Kris Bazán

Worldwide Retail Senior Director for Consumer Marketing,
Apple
Class of 1992/MBA '99

Karl Bracken

Executive Vice President, Merchandising & Private Brands, Guitar Center Inc.

Mark Brashear

Consulting and Serving on the Board of Directors
Class of 1983

Soumik Chatterjee

Vice President Corporate Strategy,
Petco

Michelle DeMartini Wlazlo

Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer
J.C. Penney

Barry Gilbert

Wine VIP, Owner/Operator

Gautam Gupta

M13 Ventures, Partner

Michelle Kennedy

SVP Talent/HR
Williams Sonoma Inc.

Mark Lavelle

Chief Executive Officer
X Delivery

Jim Miller

CTO, Board Member and Advisor,
Wayfair, Inc.

Matt Murphy

Partner,
Montage Ventures
Class of 2002

Mike Osorio

Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing
Tori Richard Ltd.
Class of 1984

Gisel Ruiz

Retired EVP, Chief Operations Officer
Sam's Club
Class of 1992

Michael Schriver

Group President LVMH North Asia
Louis Vuitton

John Strain

Chief Digital & Technology Officer,
Gap Inc.
Class of 1990

Emeritus

Kent Anderson

CEO & Former President,
Macys.com
Emeritus

Ken Duane

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

David Folkman

Former CEO,
Espirit and Emporium
Emeritus

Ellen Magnin Newman

President,
Ellen Newman Associates
Emeritus

Philip S. Schlein

Former General Partner - USVP,
Mavatar Technologies Inc
Emeritus

Joseph Tomaselli

Former VP Global Apparel Sourcing,
Nike
Emeritus