Michelle Goad, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of PS DEPT., gives an inside look of the social shopping application.
Michelle is the CEO & Founder of PS DEPT. & PK DEPT., a mobile application and web platform that revolutionizes the retail experience, introducing a new sales channel for associates and their clients. Formed in 2011, PS & PK DEPT. were created from Michelle’s first hand experiences working with thousands of associates and clients across major global retail markets. She saw a need for retailers to update their associate’s conversation channels in order to extend their sales reach and build personal relationships with their customers, perfectly suited for a mobile solution. Through Michelle’s passion for brick & mortar and experience working in both the wholesale and retail businesses, she has created an end-to-end platform that brings simple, scalable opportunities to “business as usual”.
Michelle began her career in fashion as a Designer for Donna Karan Home. She transitioned to retail as a Buyer for Barneys New York on the women’s shoe team. Most recently, she managed Retail Merchandising, Marketing, and Sales Training for Marc Jacobs Collection wholesale business. She received dual degrees from UC, Santa Barbara in Business Economics and Art History.