Shelley E. Kohan
Shelley E. Kohan is VP of Retail Consulting at RetailNext, where she brings more than 25 years of experience in retail store operations, working at senior levels throughout the industry and across many functions, including general management, operations, merchandising, buying, and human resources. In her role, Shelley collaborates with retailers to develop optimized strategies to increase sales, reduce costs, benchmark performance, and better align resources. She is responsible for developing business strategies customized for clients and provides analysis support to help them understand store performance metrics and gain actionable insights. In addition to her role at RetailNext, Shelley serves as a faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York. Her courses include emphasis on big data applied in the retail store environment, retail management, marketing strategies, leadership development, store operations, and fashion business practices.