Speaker - Matthew Berglass

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Matthew Berglass is President of Berglass+Associates, an executive search firm serving the retail industry in both the traditional brick-and-mortar and pure-play digital spaces. 

Since joining the firm in 1994, Mr. Berglass has focused 
on helping retail, wholesale, and digital/direct companies 
evolve into omnichannel brands through his recruiting 
efforts.  With such notable placements as Sharen Turney 
as Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret Direct and 
Michael MacDonald as Chief Executive Officer of DSW, 
Mr. Berglass has demonstrated his expertise in matching 
executive talent with brands and retailers poised for growth.  

Prior to joining Berglass+Associates, Mr. Berglass spent 
five years at Liz Claiborne Inc., where he participated in 
the Careers in Management executive training program. 
Following that, he served as a sales and marketing executive for two of the company’s divisions—Women’s Sportswear Collection and LizWear Casual Denim.  

Outside of the office, Mr. Berglass is a registered USA 
Boxing Amateur competitor. His passion for giving back 
has included working with the not-for-profit educational 
support organization A Better Chance, an organization 
that encourages the development of young and 
underprivileged athletes engaged in the sport of boxing.  

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