about ME

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Personal

THIS SITE SERVES AS A COLLECTION OF MY professional AND life experiences. Furthermore it is a place where i share inspirational MEDIA I FIND ACROSS THE NET. 

Profesional 

A consumer-focused merchant with a great eye for product and a history of orchestrating successful merchandise and financial strategies. Combining analytical skills and creative merchandising to drive sales and deliver unique shopping experiences in both brick & mortar and a strong focus on e-commerce platforms.

Over ten years of experience in buying, merchandising, product development and vendor management collaborating with brands such us Nike, Reebok, Cole Haan, Honda, General Electric, and Complex Media.

Specializes in on-trend streetwear and contemporary fashion across footwear, apparel, and accessories. With a focus on active fashion & athletic trends.

Creative problem solver that is in tune with current cultural, market, and social media trends. 


Experience

JackThreads Michael Vincent
 

ManageD and directed a team of merchants to oversee merchandise assortments and overall business profitability. conceptualized, Developed and launched JackThreads vertical footwear and accessories line. design special project collaborations 

Divisional Merchandise Manager
JackThreads
February 2016 - Present

 
JackThreads Michael Vincent
 

Senior Buyer Footwear
JackThreads
July 2011 - February 2016

oversee all operational and buying responsibilities for footwear department. Transitioned the category from a flash sale business model into a regular retail business model

 
 

Responsible for the operations and merchandising of all retail doors and managed activation events with companies such as Nike, Reebok, and Complex Media

Buyer / Operations Manager
Training Camp
October 2007 - February 2011

 
 

launched lifestyle streetwear brand to target a missing void in the street contemporary cultur. Love what you do. do what you love. 

Vice President of Operations
MIKE23
September 2006 - October 2007

 
 

handled the retail operations and buying for legendary street wear brand

Buyer / Retail Operations
A Bathing Ape*
December 2004 - March 2007


key skills

 

Brand Development

Merchandise / Assortment Planning

Strategic Planning & Trend Forecasting 

Sales & Inventory Management

Special Project Collaborations

Special Make Up

Private Label Development 

personnel development


education 

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Degree: Biological Sciences
CLass of 2004