Ben DeWinter

Ben DeWinter

PROFESSIOANL EXPERIENCE
Extensive retail purchasing experience in both menswear and womenswear for specialty and department stores; developed merchandise, assortment, and private label programs for single stores as well as companies with over 500 locations; developed store operating and financial budgets for both current and new stores, managed the hiring, training, marketing, and opening of new stores, and authored training manuals; supervised and managed numerous fashion events and designer personal appearances; managed and supervised the planning and opening of an upscale specialty store in Saudi Arabia for one of Americas most prominent retailers, which required travel to several Middle East countries and the Philippines to interview and recruit staff.

CAREER SUMMARY
Senior level retail executive with over 40 years experience in merchandising, marketing, and operations with large and mid-sized corporations; positions included Buyer, Merchandise Manager, Store General Manager, and CEO; traveled extensively to both New York and European men’s and womenswear markets; served as General Manager for both women’s fashion specialty and department stores as well as merchandised for both upscale and moderate men’s and women’s stores; managed the restructuring and developed the business and strategic plans for a company in bankruptcy and through Chapter 11 proceedings, and managed the opening and operations of a store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, spending two years living in the Kingdom.

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