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About

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Strategic Growth
Branding
Product Development
Merchandising
Distribution

Ann Kasper is an innovative fashion industry consultant who transforms big ideas into actionable strategies.

As an experienced Senior Executive accomplished in business management on both the wholesale and retail sides of the industry, Ann has helped both large and small companies create strategic plans and implement them. She has improved many companies’ annual volume, profitability, and brand identification. Constantly working to find innovative solutions, Ann asks the questions that create an environment of winning throughout the organization.

From startups to mass retailers, moderate to luxury, Ann has had the privilege to work with many including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, DVF, Seibu, Isetan, Holt Renfrew, and SteinMart. Through years of experience, strong connections, and strategic partnerships, Ann provides the guidance and comprehensive feedback brands need to thrive in the fiercely competitive fashion industry.

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Experience

Beginning her career in the finance sector, transferring her sales expertise into the apparel industry, leading both the product and merchandising piece, and creating the marketing strategy to support the vision led Ann to many successes. Ann always demonstrates a unique combination of business savvy, creative sensibility and community commitment. She approaches every professional project with a clear vision, using a partnership model to determine and achieve mutual goals.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Mills College
Experience
Vice President
William Kasper Cashmere
Executive Vice President
Eileen Fisher
Vice President of Merchandising
Coldwater Creek
National Sales Manager
Diane von Furstenberg
Divisional VP of Women's Apparel
Shopko
General Manager
Saks Fifth Avenue | Austin, Santa Barbara
Affiliations
FGI | Fashion Group International
New York
BSR | Business For Social Responsibility
National
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Past Work

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Ann is driven, decisive and a global thinker. Her endless font of pure energy and absolute dedication to the goal inspires others to action. Ann always gave no nonsense, wise direction and clear feedback on web projects from a seat of great expertise, yet in a spirit of true team collaboration.

Peter Prandato, VP Creative Development at J. Jill

Ann developed merchandising concepts and programs to drive double-digit e-commerce growth. Ann had strategic vision along with creative ideas for new e-mail marketing and site merchandising campaigns. I could always count on Ann to deliver merchandising solutions that were thorough and on-time.

Christine LaczaiConsultant at All Degrees, LLC

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Ann is the consummate retail/merchandising professional. She has deep management and merchandising skills and handles high pressure situations with grace and efficacy.

Tracey Nelson, Principal at Maven Marketing Solutions

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Contact

512.865.7500

Ann Kasper is an innovative fashion industry consultant.
1200 East 11th St, Suite 107 - Austin, TX 78702 | 512.865.7500

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