Principal/Consultant @ Keyser Soze International Holdings, LLC
Vice President of Sales--Quiksilver, DC Shoes, & Roxy @ Quiksilver
Vision. Decision. Precision.
Innovative and dynamic executive level sales leadership for the new sporting goods, action sports, lifestyle, & fashion environment. Vast experience in wholesale and retail sales with GM sensibilities, and strong marketing instincts. Strategic thinker with an ability to communicate ideas into tangible and profitable results, with a powerful, proven track record in efficient &
Vision. Decision. Precision.
Innovative and dynamic executive level sales leadership for the new sporting goods, action sports, lifestyle, & fashion environment. Vast experience in wholesale and retail sales with GM sensibilities, and strong marketing instincts. Strategic thinker with an ability to communicate ideas into tangible and profitable results, with a powerful, proven track record in efficient & effective market share growth.
Consumer products veteran that is a competent Go-to-Market strategist. Effective at assembling and leading teams that are powerful, efficient, aggressive, and well-armed. A modern day approach for bringing vision, strategy, modernized merchandising practices, and people together for cross-functional sales, marketing, operations, and merchandising execution.
Experience spanning multiple trade channels, with significant successes specifically in the footwear, apparel, and accessory markets. Entrepreneurial mindset with a strong understanding of continuous process improvement.
A high degree of proficiency in...
-Managed, healthy, sustainable growth
-Sales & marketing synergies
-Market evolution and foresight
-Evolving a team
-Creative problem solving
-Identifying new opportunities
-Strategic partnership building
-+20yrs retail experience
Vice President of Sales--Quiksilver, DC Shoes, & Roxy @ Channel Vice President overseeing apparel & footwear sales, for Quiksilver, Waterman, DC Shoes, Roxy, and Roxy Outdoor Fitness. From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Greater Chicago AreaVice President of Footwear Sales @ Managing Vice President over Action Sports Lifestyle, Specialty, Skateboarding, & Closeout divisions. From May 2013 to March 2014 (11 months) Greater Chicago AreaVice President of Sales @ Managing both footwear and apparel sales for Mid-Tier, Family Channel, Specialty, & Skateboarding account base. From January 2013 to May 2013 (5 months) President @ Conceptualized, designed, and built one of the premier indoor skateparks on the planet from the ground up. Launched krushskateshop.com in 2008. From January 2005 to May 2013 (8 years 5 months) Director of Footwear Sales @ -Manage domestic footwear business, mid-major through specialty channel via the independent sales network. From June 2011 to December 2012 (1 year 7 months) Director of Domestic Sales @ Provided oversight for the entire NA marketplace--both footwear & apparel. Assembled all sales/margin plans, managed sales force of 24, and had direct KAM responsibilities over major accounts. From February 2011 to June 2011 (5 months) Eastern US Sales Director @ -Managed sales force for the eastern US.
-Also served as the active account executive for Genesco (Journeys) account. From February 2010 to March 2011 (1 year 2 months) Eastern Region Sales Manager @ From February 2006 to February 2010 (4 years 1 month) Sr. Account Executive @ Key Account Executive managing sales for a cross section of the company's largest, and most influential accounts. Managed footwear & apparel business through multiple channels of distribution-- department store, national chain, sporting goods, core specialty, ecomm, regional chain, etc. From April 1999 to January 2006 (6 years 10 months) Principal Partner @ Principal Partner and Managing Director of the dominant action sports sales agency in the Midwest. Acting agents for the brands DC Shoes, Clive, Alphanumeric, Electric, Elwood, Aesthetics, Four Square, Special Blend, Forum, Jeenyus, Capix. From January 1998 to March 2004 (6 years 3 months)
Communication, Arts @ Columbia College Chicago Derek Miller is skilled in: Apparel, Footwear, Retail, Sales, Merchandising, Brand Management, Social Media, Sales Management, Marketing Strategy, E-commerce, Marketing, Action Sports, Forecasting, Fashion, Sporting Goods