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Dan Jablons worked in retail while attending the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Production.  He has worked with retailers such as Walmart, Target, JC Penney, American Apparel, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, Jimmy Choo, Charles David, Diesel, Oakley, Tumi, Hollywood Bowl, and many others.  He has worked for a clothing manufacturer where he piloted vendor-managed inventory programs, a leading point-of-sale provider (where he installed systems and provided merchandising help to retailers large and small) and internet marketing (where he helped retailers establish a presence on the web.)

In addition to his vast retail background, Dan also has a background in improvisational theatre.  He has performed with comedy troupes all across the USA, and recently appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Dan combines his extensive knowledge of retail with his comedy skills to become one of the industry's most popular speakers.  He has spoken at Magic, at local municipal and trade show events, and many other venues.
   
   
Dave Leib has been in retail for more than 15 years as an owner operator of Siany (www.siany.com), a very successful chain of women's accessory stores. For the past eight years his  stores have used the same planning tools that we offer.  After seeing how powerful this tool truly was, he was compelled to share his experience, knowledge and insights with other retailers.  He has lived the true day-to-day experience of a retailer and really understands a retailer's concerns. David  is looking for retailers who have a passion for their business and a desire to grow and generate more cash.
   
   
Jonathan Schwartz is a retail information professional with over 20 years of experience with retailers such as The Limited, Bugle Boy, Van Heusen, and Ann Taylor. After a successful career as Chief Information Officer for Century 21 Department Stores in New York, Jonathan brings to Retail Smart Guys an expertise in merchandising, planning, implementation, strategy and his hands-on approach in communicating the Open-To-Buy methodology has proven invaluable to single store entities and multi-platform retailers alike, helping them realize their short- and long-term goals in strategic planning, P&L, process development and organizational improvements. Jonathan holds an MBA in Information Systems Management from George Washington University and a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.
   
   
Audrey Watson
Audrey Watson has been in the business of helping retailers for more than 15 years.  Originally from New York, Audrey began her career helping single store and small chains learn how to manage their businesses better by using technology.  As time went on and technology improved, Audrey began to install, train, and consult with more and more retailers, including giants such as American Apparel, Charles David (Guess Shoes), Fendi, and the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
 
Upon learning about Management One’s powerful planning tools and their credos, Audrey immediate seized the opportunity to join Management One so she could continue helping retailer’s to effect positive change in their business.
   
   
Damon Richards
Damon Richards has over 25 years experience in the Surf, Skateboard, Ski and Snowboarding specialty retail industry. At 16, he was "handed the keys" to Val Surf (his family's business) to run the flagship store. As the General Manager, Damon was responsible for overseeing the Men’s and Children’s apparel and hardgoods buying. During his tenure, he brokered deals to expand the two store chain to five locations. He also assisted in implementing one of the first ecommerce websites in the Action Sports Industry in the mid 1980’s.
   
   
Jim Malone brings deep retail management experience and expertise to his role as Senior Consultant working with Retail Smart Guys. In addition to many years  of experience managing retail businesses as a buyer and merchandise manager, Jim has been directly involved with software applications for the retail industry. This unique combination provides value to many retailers today. Jim spent many years as a Vice President of RMSA. In this role, he helped many retailers obtain improvements in their bottom line performance by helping the retailers put more focus on the merchandise planning process.
   
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