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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. 

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Barry Feld

99 Cents Only Stores
RMI ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN

 

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Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D.

RMI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Kent Anderson

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

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Kamelia Aryafar

Chief Algorithms Officer,
Overstock.com

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Mark Brashear

Consulting and Serving on the Board of Directors
Class of 1983

 

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Albert V. Bruno Ph.D.

William T. Cleary Professor of Marketing,
Santa Clara University

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Soumik Chatterjee

Vice President Corporate Strategy,
Petco

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Michelle DeMartini Wlazlo

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

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Ken Duane

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

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Tom Fanoe

Consultant; Former President Levi's USA,
Thomas Fanoe Consulting
Class of 1968

 

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Barry Gilbert

Wine VIP, Owner/Operator

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Gautam Gupta

M13 Ventures, Partner

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Mark Lavelle

CEO,
Magento Commerce

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Jim Miller

CTO, Board Member and Advisor,
Wayfair, Inc.

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Amy Melczer Montagne

VP/GM Nike Women's/ Women's Training,
Nike
Class of 1993

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Matt Murphy

Partner,
Montage Ventures
Class of 2002

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Mike Osorio

Vice President of Retail
Tori Richard Ltd.
Class of 1984

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Gisel Ruiz

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

 

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Michael Schriver

President North Asia,
Louis Vuitton

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John Strain

Chief Digital & Technology Officer,
Old Navy
Class of 1990

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Chantel Waterbury

Co-founder and CEO,
INSPR
Class of 1997

Emeritus

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David Folkman

Former CEO,
Espirit and Emporium
Emeritus

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Ellen Magnin Newman

President,
Ellen Newman Associates
Emeritus

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Philip S. Schlein

Former General Partner - USVP,
Mavatar Technologies Inc
Emeritus

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Joseph Tomaselli

Former VP Global Apparel Sourcing,
Nike
Emeritus