The former head of Jimmy Choo and the Gucci Group has become the president of Bergdorf Goodman. As the president of the New York department store Schulman is very happy with his new job and appreciates Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
“I’ve been a vendor of Bergdorf Goodman and a vendor of the Neiman Marcus Group in my career over the last 20 years. I’ve always had an enormous appreciation for the culture of Bergdorf Goodman and the Neiman Marcus Group and for their focus on excellence in luxury retail,” Schulman told WWD.
According to the president of specialty retail for the Neiman Marcus Group, Jim Gold, believes that the former head of Jimmy Choo amount of experience would add more knowledge within the sector. Gold adds “Josh has been around the luxury business for 20 years and although he has been on the wholesale side, he has worked with department stores his whole career and gained an intimate knowledge of what it takes for a large store to work.”
Even though Joshua, 40, has a great level of experience he does acknowledge that they are very different roles.
Here’s what Schulman had to say, “I was involved in product development, managing the design process, managing the retail and wholesale businesses and being ultimately responsible for the financial side of the business. There was a very international scope. It was a very different role than being president of Bergdorf Goodman, but I would argue that there is a similar degree of complexity.”
Source: Contact Music