Next Steps In Your Career In Fashion Retail

WCNY Retail Network (WhRN)

Please join the Wharton Retail Network of Fashion and Mark Millman, CEO of Millman Search Group for an exciting and informative discussion on careers in fashion, what employers are looking for, how to present/position yourself and some one on one tips for your next steps.

Established in 1982, Millman Search Group has placed thousands of executive, senior and management level professionals with top companies in a variety of industries nationwide. Our diverse and experienced team caters to the unique needs of each client by offering an array of flexible search solutions, access to passive and best-in-class candidates, in depth industry awareness, and a proven recruitment process aimed at positively impacting your ROI. We specialize in serving employers in a variety of industries and across a broad range of disciplines, including Retail; Luxury Retail; Wholesale, among others. This includes local businesses, emerging companies, organizations with a national footprint, and Fortune 1000 companies.

Here is a partial list of luxury retail partners:
Baccarat, Inc.
Bob Mackie Design Group, Ltd.
Bottega Veneta
Bulgari Retail USA
Burberry’s Ltd.
Celine, Inc.
Christian Louboutin
Cynthia Steffe
Dolce Gabbana
David Yurman
Diane von Furstenberg
Donald J. Pliner
Donna Karan
Dooney & Burke
Elie Tahari
Emporio Armani
Frette, Inc.
Giorgio Armani
Gucci America, Inc.
H. Stern
Hugo Boss
Jimmy Choo
Judith Leiber
Louis Vuitton
Luca Luca
Michael Kors
Montblanc North America
Saks Fifth Avenue
Stuart Weitzman
Temperley of London
Tiffany & Company
TSE Cashmere
Van Cleef & Arpels

Positions Filled in the fashion industry:

Retail/Luxury Retail

  • Corporate Positions (CEO; CFO/Controller; CMO; COO; VP/Director of Stores; CIO/IT; Loss Prevention; Financial/Accounting; Legal; E-Commerce; Marketing; Sales; Human Resources; Operations)
  • Field Positions (Regional Managers; Area Managers; District Managers; Store Management; Inventory Management, Loss Prevention)
  • Merchandising (Buyers; GMM / DMM; Planners / Allocators; Visual Merchandisers; Product Development/Sourcing & Design)
  • Supply Chain (Logistics; Distribution; Transportation)
  • Construction (VP and Director Level; Project Managers; Architects)
  • Real Estate (Vice President / Director; Leasing / Site Locators) Wholesale
  • All positions listed above, plus:
    • Sourcing
    • Product Development
    • Sales
    • Merchandising
    • Design

Mark Millman
About Mark Millman, Chief Executive Officer, President & Executive Recruiter

Mark Millman began his career in the corporate world, holding various senior-level Human Resource positions with national retailers, hospitality, and consumer product companies.

In 1982, he founded Millman Search Group and remains the driving force behind the company’s growth. Utilizing the experience he gained at Marriott Corporation, Webster Men’s Wear, Woodward and Lothrop, and Universal Security Instruments, he leverages his extensive knowledge of the industry and vast professional network to fulfill the needs of his clients.

Mark has served on the advisory boards for Value Retail News, a subcommittee of ICSC, and on GBMC’s Hospital Board in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a frequent public speaker and has been cited in numerous news articles, featured on NPR, and served as a recognized authority in the executive recruiting industry, particularly with respect to the retail, hospitality, and shopping center sectors. Mark is passionate, driven, and focused on achieving client satisfaction, and is a perfectionist at heart.

Mark received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Maryland.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Midtown location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Members - $20.00 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Silver, Gold & Benefactor Members - $0
Other Wharton Alumni / Guest of Alumni - $40.00

This event is only for Wharton alumni currently working in fashion.  A limited number of on site private one on one appointments will be available to event attendees.  Sign ups will be in person at event only.

For more information and/or to register for this event, please RSVP to and include your full name, company and title. 
Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event. Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Registration is subject to availability and will close on Monday, February 27th at 4:00pm - No Exceptions!