Alumni

Many of our students graduate and continue to pursue their passion
for retail with great success.

Jameel Mohammed (C17) is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of KHIRY, an Afrofuturist luxury brand. He is a recipient of the inaugural ICON360 x A Common Thread Grant by Harlem’s Fashion Row. The $1 million grant program is supported by the CFDA, Vogue Magazine, and Tom Ford. The fund was created during the pandemic to support and empower BIPOC fashion designers.

“So humbled and excited and (honestly?) a little scared at the scale of possibility this opportunity presents. Thank you to our entire community of supporters and the KHIRYCorps folks who have been there from the start. Watch this space! The best is yet to come.” Jameel Mohammed (C17)

Executive Education Program

Experience powerful programs expertly delivered by Wharton’s world-class faculty. A live, synchronous format delivers a rigorous, interactive learning environment, a high level of peer engagement and networking, and direct access to faculty.

All on-campus programs have transitioned to the Wharton LIVE virtual format until March 31, 2021.

Recruiting Tools For
Wharton Undergraduate Alumni

Penn Career Services
As a Wharton Undergraduate alum, you are welcome to use all of the services offered by Penn Career Services, with the exception of OnCampus Recruiting (OCR). Alumni within one year of graduation are eligible for OnCampus Recruiting with special permission from their counselor.

Recruiting Tools For
Wharton MBA Alumni

MBA Career Management Recruiting
Wharton believes in lifelong career management. The Career Management Center offers an array of best-in-class tools and personalized career advising to support various stages of career development. MBA alumni can schedule up to two complimentary 45 minute career advising appointments per calendar year to discuss their resume, job search strategies and best practices.

Notable Retail Alumni

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Laura Alber (C90)

President, Chief Executive Officer
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Mohammed Alshaya (WG85)

Chief Executive Officer,
Alshaya Group

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Jay Baker (W56)

Former President and Director, Kohl’s Corporation;
Chairman, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center Advisory Board

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Neil Blumenthal (WG10)

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Warby Parker

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Stacey Bendet (C99)

Chief Executive Officer, Creative Director
Alice + Olivia

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Tory Burch (C88)

Founder, Executive Chairman, Chief Creative Officer
Tory Burch LLC

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Lara Crystal (WG09)

Co-Founder
Minibar Delivery

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Sebastian DiGrande (WG96)

Former Executive Vice President Strategy, Chief Customer Officer
Gap Inc.

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Tom Edwards (W86, WG93)

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Capri Holdings Ltd.

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Craig Elbert (WG09)

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Care/of

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Amy Errett (WG88)

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Madison Reed, Inc.

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Roger Farah (W74)

Chairman of the Board
Tiffany & Co.

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Beth Ferreira (C96, WG04)

General Partner
FirstMark Capital

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Michael Fleisher (C87)

Chief Financial Officer
Wayfair Inc.

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Alex Friedman (WG11)

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer
LOLA

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Richard Galanti (W78)

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Director
Costco Wholesale

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Dave Gilboa (WG10)

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Warby Parker

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David Gold (G07, WG07)

Vice President, Business Strategy
Vans

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Sam Haddad (W93)

Principal, Owner
Haddad Brands

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Brendan Hoffman (C90, WG97)

President
Wolverine Worldwide

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Denise Incandela (WG92)

Head of Fashion Group
Walmart eCommerce U.S.

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David R. Jaffe (C81, W81)

Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Ascena Retail Group Inc.

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Howard Kahn (C91)

President, Chief Executive Officer
Kahn Lucas

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William P. Lauder (W83)

Executive Chairman
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

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Ben Lerer (C03)

Chief Executive Officer
Group Nine Media

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Rebecca Matthias (CW75)

Founder
Destination Maternity

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David Pujades (G08, WG08)

Chief Operating Officer
Revolve

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Jeffrey Raider (WG10)

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Harry’s, Inc.

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Adam Ross (WG06)

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Heyday

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Pierre Yves Roussel (WG93)

Chief Executive Officer
Tory Burch LLC

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Mark Schwartz (W79)

Chief Executive Officer
Paladin Consumer Retail Partners

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Daniel Schwarzwalder (WG72)

Former Senior Managing Director
Buckingham Capital Management

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Steven Silverstein (WG85)

President, Chief Executive Officer
Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc.

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David Tisch (C03)

Managing Partner
Box Group

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Nicolas Topiol (WG91)

Chief Executive Officer
Christian Lacroix SNC

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Stuart Weitzman (W63)

Founder and Former Chairman
Stuart Weitzman LLC

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Ken Worzel (WG92)

Chief Operating Officer

Nordstrom, Inc.

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Jill Yablon (W86, G90, WG90)

Founder, Managing Partner
CREO Ventures

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Joey Zwillinger (WG10)

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Allbirds

​Upcoming Events

The Baker Retailing Center organizes events to educate alumni and connect leaders in the retail industry.