Advisory Board Member
August 2013 — Present
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Chief Operating Officer at Moda Operandi
A premier online luxury retailer, Moda Operandi is the only place to access the complete runway collections of the world's top designers. Moda Operandi offers the ability to preorder exclusive ready-to-wear fashion, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories in online designer trunkshows.
Responsible for accounting (February 2012 - June 2013), human resources, facilities, and global supply-chain management, including international and domestic logistics, and warehousing. Also steers vendor compliance and inventory control.
Rapidly promoted through series of increasingly responsible and challenging positions, culminating in responsibility as Head of US Operations. Held full accountability of strategic planning, operating, and bottom-line P&L responsibility. Conceived and executed strategic, forward-looking plans to efficiently manage significant business growth. Motivated and incentivized teams to drive exceptional performance.
Relocated to revitalize management structure and daily operations for struggling U.S. office. Devised plans to stimulate aggressive short- and long-term growth. Facilitated adequate operational capacity to support rapid business development. Leveraged robust operations business acumen to drive efficiency and streamline business processes.
Recruited to direct distribution processes, ensuring optimal productivity and efficiency for fast-paced supply chain operations.
International supplier of insulation, roofing, commercial interiors, and specialist construction products
Fast track promotion through series of challenging roles, concluding with Warehouse Operations Controller for mass consumer products. Cultivated successful partnership with Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) and improved staff morale by reinforcing employee involvement. Key contracts managed included: MotherCare, Asda (George), Tesco, Uniqlo UK, Mark & Spencer, and B&Q.