Deborah Metts

  • Graduate Studies
  • Adjunct Faculty
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Deborah Metts is a global educator, brand storyteller, photo producer, and leading technologist with 10+ years of experience on the marketing and the e-commerce side of luxury retail branding. Her specialties include creative production, project management, management at startup companies, innovation, Software as a Service (SaaS), SaaS Operations, high availability, and scalability. She is the Co-founder and COO at the fashion A.I. tech startup Beyond the Runway.

She’s worked with some of the world’s most recognized fashion and retail brands, such as Bloomingdales, Calvin Klein, IMG, Max Mara, Laquan Smith, Macy’s, and Nicole Miller.

Deborah regularly speaks at fashion and tech events throughout the world and has discussed her views with media outlets such as Nasdaq, Gals Talk Tech, Forward-Thinking Founders, MAGIC, WWD Voices, and The Accessories Council.

Educational Background: 

  • MFA, Academy of Art University 
  • BBA, Georgia Southern University

Courses Taught:

  • Fashion in The Metaverse
  • Technology in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Fashion Retail Management
  • Global Marketing in the Fashion Industry