ABOUT

Hillary is a seasoned retail advisor who combines the art and science of merchandising to drive profitable growth for brands and retailers. She navigates clients through a rapidly-shifting retail climate, building from her corporate experience at Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Pier 1 and KPMG. Hillary has successfully operated businesses up to $120M in revenue for online, stores, and omni-channel businesses. Her strategic guidance on buying, merchandising, planning, assortment analysis, and retail partnership development has proven critical for both emerging and established brands. 

EXPERIENCE

AMAZON

Manager of Vendor Management

Drove $48 million in annual sales revenue for the electronics division of Woot!, an Amazon subsidiary.

NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

Buyer - Senior Merchandise Planner - Assistant Buyer

Buyer

Ran store & eCommerce businesses with annual revenues of $50-55 million purchasing over 50 brands.
Grew sales by $10 million with a 60% gross margin flow through rate.
Drove eCommerce year-over-year average sales increase of 40% in key brands.
Built omni channel inventory capability for fine apparel division.

Received “NMG Best Award” in 2015, which recognizes the associate who consistently represents company values and displays leadership, as voted by peers.

 

Senior Merchandise Planner

Led the merchandise planning for total annual revenue of $80 million and oversaw seven profitability agreements.

 

Assistant Buyer

Managed 80 vendor relationships and buying office operations with $95 million in annual sales.

Awarded “Assistant Buyer of the Year.”

PIER 1 IMPORTS

Senior Merchandise Planner

Drove plans, forecasting, orders, and inventory levels for division with $120 million in annual sales.

KPMG LLP

Advisory Associate

Consulted with a wide variety of businesses regarding streamlining of their operations and processes.