C-Suite Speaker Series: Executive Vice President of Global Brand and Product Development, TJX Companies

WHAT: C-Suite Speaker Series

WHO: Barry Zelman, Executive Vice President of Global Brand and Product Development, TJX Companies

WHEN: Monday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Townhouse (12 East 53rd St.)

About Barry Zelman
Barry Zelman started his career in Bloomingdale’s executive training program before becoming a Buyer/Group Buyer. He went on to hold executive positions with a number of leading companies, including Henry Grethel Apparel, Pierre Cardin, Members Only, and Faded Glory. Mr. Zelman also founded the plus-size apparel company Delta Burke Design with actress Delta Burke, building it into an approximately $50 million business within five years.

While at Liz Claiborne Inc., Mr. Zelman held a number of leadership roles, including Vice President/General Manager of Liz Claiborne Woman and Specialty Retail. He was also President of Sigrid Olsen Specialty Retail and Wholesale, Mexx USA Retail, Dana Buchman Retail, Juicy Couture Retail and New Retail Concepts including Prana and Kensie.

For the past 10 years, Mr. Zelman has been with the TJX companies, where he is currently the Executive Vice President of Global Brand and Product Development and oversees all trend, packaging and licensing.

The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, ranking No. 87 in the 2017 Fortune 500 listings, with over $33 billion in revenues in 2016, more than 3,800 stores in 9 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 235,000 Associates.

About the C-Suite Speaker Series
Throughout the year, fashion industry leaders come to campus to speak with graduate students and undergraduate Fashion Scholars about their rise through the corporate ranks, including both their challenges and successes. Speakers also offer advice for students as they build their own careers. These frequent opportunities to interact with high-level executives give our graduate students priceless insight into what it takes to succeed and lead in today’s fashion world.