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Chris Simone

Global Retail Strategy Subject Matter Expert

Chris’s comprehensive and intricate understanding of owned and partnered retail is a result of over 35 years of experience in global and regional direct retail, wholesale, marketing, operations, merchandising and visual presentation. His primary areas of partner engagement with McMillanDoolittle is focused on the overall consumer experience and store operations.

Chris innovatively, yet methodically, ideates and implements broad ranges of enterprise business and people initiatives and programs through exceptional leadership, brilliant cross functional collaboration and influential management. He approaches opportunities with passion, determination and resilience. He realizes results through prompt and proficient research, sensible and realistic recommendations of actions and resources, all while instituting processes to monitor and measure effectiveness and impact.

Chris is a results-oriented and multi-functional executive, leading by example and respecting varied and diverse perspectives. His industry experience includes over 18 years at Nike, Inc. in a variety of senior leadership roles within Direct to Consumer as GM Americas Region, Global Store Operations and with Nike’s Commercial Organizations including US Retail Brand Marketing, Global Marketplace Development and Global Sales Operations Strategy. Prior to Nike, Chris held positions in Visual Merchandising, In-Store Marketing & Store Design at Macy’s, Inc. and The May Department Stores Company.

Chris is a creative strategist and holds a Commercial Art Degree from The University of the Arts.