Senior Leader in Planning, Allocation, Replenishment, and Inventory

Linda creates value through global retail leadership, inventory optimization and profit management.She is a retail industry veteran with experience in retail planning, global operations, supply chain and financial management of the P&L for multibillion-dollar public companies. With over 30 years of experience at  LVMH (DFS Group/Global), Designer Brands (DSW, Inc.) and Victoria’s Secret Stores she has experience leading fast paced, high growth businesses through profit generation, technology transformation and leadership innovation. Her career experience provides an expertise in the holistic management of growth companies.


  • DFS Group, Inc  (LVMH) – Senior Vice-President, Planning, Replenishment & Allocation     
    • Leadership and vision for all aspects of global merchandise financial strategy, planning and profit generation including sales, inventory, gross margin and supply chain across four continents for Retail, Ecommerce, Leased and Wholesale business models.
  • DSW, Inc  (Designer Brands) – Senior Vice-President, Planning, Allocation & Merchandise Operations 
    • Create vision and value through leadership of the Merchandise Financial Planning, Store Planning, Allocation, Merchandise Analytics & Reporting, Operational Administration and Purchase Order Management teams. Led the implementation of multiple systems including, allocation, store/space planning, assortment planning and costing.
  • Big Lots Inc. – Vice President, Inventory Management
    • Centralized the allocation and replenishment of product from multiple location to a central office.  Managed inventory through multiple distribution centers to 1,400+ locations
  • Victoria’s Secret Stores  (L Brands) – Various Executive Management Roles
    • Dynamic leader focused on increasing profit through financial planning and the replenishment and allocation of product from the Distribution Center to 1,000+ stores and e-commerce.  Continuously elevated the contribution of the team through process improvement and increased productivity.


  • Profit Optimization
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Allocation & Replenishment
  • OMNI Channel 
  • Assortment Planning
  • System Implementation
  • Process Innovation 
  • Reorganisation
  • Communication
  • Training & Change


  • Global Retail Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Merchandise Financial Planning
  • Logistics & Supply chain
  • Organizational Design
  • Business Process & Technology Transformation
  • Retail Consultant


  • DFS
  • DSW
  • Big Lots Inc.
  • Victoria’s Secret Stores

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