Michael is RETAILMavens’ resident “nice Italian boy.” He hails from the mountains of Mammoth Lakes, California, and lives there with his wife and his dogs, Chauncy and Oliver. With over thirty-five years of experience in wholesale, retail, sales, and management, he brings unrivaled experience to the table as a part of the RETAILMavens team. Through working with an analyst from Management One™ with the open to buy system, as the owner of his own successful travel store in L.A., he discovered a passion for the science – the details – that make or break a store. When asked to tell the most gratifying part of his job, Michael replies, “It really changes peoples’ lives. If they start really doing the things we’re advising them to do, their business turns around dramatically, and they start making money. Many of them haven’t experienced it since opening their stores.” Having been on both sides of the fence, himself, he is uniquely qualified to take RETAILMavens’ clients on the path to their own success.
“I met Cathy Wagner, the Retail Maven, at Management One™ meetings, and I was impressed with her enthusiasm – it’s infectious how positive she is. She doesn’t get rattled by things.”