Mary Hamilton President
Mary Hamilton is a highly respected retail and luxury brand executive with over 30 years of diversified experience in areas of: e-commerce, omni-channel marketing, communications, product development, trend forecasting and store operations. She is highly versed in print and digital advertising, e-commerce, marketing, public relations, product development, trend forecasting and retail market intelligence.
Most recently, Mary was Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications at bebe stores, inc. where she oversaw areas of marketing, advertising, events & PR. Mary also led bebe’s product licensing initiatives and managed celebrity endorsements,
Prior to bebe, Mary was the Global Vice President, Fashion Director, DFS Group, the $5 billion travel retail division of LVMH where she was responsible for trend forecasting, marketing, events and various new business concepts. Additionally, Mary was selected by DFS’s CEO to implement and manage a $26 million special advertising and marketing program dedicated to drive on-board sales throughout LVMH-owned Starboard and Carnival Cruise Services.
As Senior Vice President of Retail Marketing at TELE-TV, a $1 billion start-up consortium of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and three telecommunications companies, Hamilton was on the forefront of the development of Shopping-On-Demand serves.
Additionally, Mary has held executive managerial positions with Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren Corp.
Mary began her career on the executive training program of May Company Dept. Stores (now Macy’s, Inc.) and rose through the ranks to Vice President, Fashion Director at two May Company divisions. Mary also held the position of Vice President, Fashion Director at the west coast division of Macy’s, Inc. where she oversaw women’s & children’s trend forecasting and shared leadership responsibilities in areas of corporate marketing and product development.
As a well known industry leader and fashion insider, Hamilton is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker.