Michael Blitzer has over 35 years of operating, retail and wholesale experience. Mr. Blitzer began his career at Macy’s and then spent more than 20 years at Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation in various executive merchandising positions in women’s and menswear, accessories and footwear. He served as Vice Chairman of the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation from September 1997 until he retired in November 2002.Since 2002, Mr. Blitzer has worked with a variety of apparel and accessories companies, including Neiman Marcus Group, where he served on the Board of Directors of Kate Spade, LLC assisting in the turnaround and eventual sale of the company to Liz Claiborne. Following the sale, he helped Liz Claiborne identify and recruit Kate Spade’s new management team. He has also worked in advisory roles with The Kellwood Company, Vince and Rebecca Taylor.
Mr. Blitzer has served on the boards of directors of All Saints, Intermix, Charming Shoppes, Kenneth Cole Productions, Charlotte Russe, Modell’s Sporting Goods and LeSportsac. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Destination Maternity and One Stop Plus (former Red Cats).