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Joseph Tomaselli - Former VP Global Apparel Sourcing

Nike, Inc.

Joe Tomaselli 210Joseph Tomaselli is a senior retail and product development executive with 35 years of general management experience in department stores, specialty stores, and consumer products.His background in merchandising, private label development, brand building, and sourcing and manufacturing enable him to perform senior merchandise management functions.Joseph's consulting engagements are primarily related to retail, wholesale, and consumer product situations.

He began his career with Abraham & Straus when it was considered the nation's leading training ground for retail talent.He ascended through the ranks of retail, wholesale, and consumer product companies to senior management positions with Gap Inc., Mervyns, The Walt Disney Company and Nike.Joseph gained significant international experience as Senior Vice President of The Gap and Executive Vice President of Mervyns, Senior Vice President of The Walt Disney Company and Vice President of Nike.

At the Walt Disney Company, he was responsible for product development for all of the wholesale and retail businesses (catalog, retail stores, theme parks, art classics) that the company owned. Within the licensing division, Joseph was responsible for working with the 5,000 licensees on product development processes and social responsibility.

Joseph earned his BS degree from Wisconsin State University. He currently serves as a board member at the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara Institute.Joseph was a Cleared Government Advisor representing the apparel industry during the period 1985-1993 to help negotiate the NAFTA Agreement and the GATT Agreement

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