Session Information

Monday, May 16th, 3:10–3:50pm

TRACK 2: Physical Retail Goes Digital

Session B: Reinventing Product Returns

Andrea Weiss
Founder, The O Alliance
Ms. Weiss has had a thirty year career in senior leadership with some of the world's foremost retailers. She is the founder of The O Alliance, LLC and CEO of Retail Consulting Inc., a global consulting practice focused on the retail, e-commerce and consumer sector.

As part of her practice work, Ms. Weiss has provided both consulting services, operating expertise, and has the unique ability to step into a business as a "C"-level executive. In this role, she lead the turnaround of a Canadian retailer and acted as chairman of Grupo Cortefiel, which operates retail stores in more than 60 countries.

Prior to establishing her own consulting business, Ms. Weiss was President of the multi-channel teen retailer, dELiA*s, President of GUESS, Executive Vice President, Chief Stores Officer of L Brands. Previously, she was Senior Vice President ANN TAYLOR and Director of Merchandising for The Walt Disney Company.

Ms. Weiss holds a Masters of Administrative Science from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School and The Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Currently, Ms. Weiss acts as advisor to SAP, as a member of the North American Executive Advisory Board and recently became an advisor to TYCO. She is a member of several public boards including: Chico's, Cracker Barrel, Pep Boys, and Nutrisystems. Previously, Ms. Weiss served on the board of GSI Commerce, Brookstone and eDiets. Ms. Weiss is also a trustee of Hampton University since 1998.

She has been a frequent speaker for the National Retail Federation, World Retail Congress,, International Council of Shopping Centers and at consumer investment conferences. Ms. Weiss was honored by Crain's New York as one of "40 Under 40" at age 37.