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Retail Professional
LOOKING FOR:
Permanent
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
20
EXPERTISE:
Retail/Operations

GabbieProven retail leader with over 20+ years of experience

Relevant Skills

Retail operations, people leader, assembling leadership teams

Expertise Summary
  • Gabbie is a highly accomplished retail, operations, and people leader with over 2 decades of executive-level experience in the cannabis, optical, and veterinary industries.   
  • As VP of Retail, US at a premier cannabis business, Gabbie achieved substantial growth in retail revenue, increasing it from $74 million to $166 million.  
  • Gabbie was also the Senior VP and Head of Retail US for another top-tier cannabis company.  
    • She oversaw retail operations for 82 cannabis retail stores across 8 states, generating an impressive $580 million in revenue annually.  
    • She spearheaded the successful opening of 12 new cannabis retail dispensaries, expanded 6 existing stores to accommodate adult-use, and led rebranding.  
  • During her tenure at another cannabis business, Gabbie was responsible for securing a cultivation/manufacturing facility and 10 retail leases in addition to assembling a complete leadership team across various departments.  
    • She successfully guided the facilities and retail sites through rigorous OMMU inspections and obtained GMP certification for a manufacturing site.   
  • Gabbie’s career history at a leading sports eyewear company exemplifies her commitment to long-term dedication within an organization.  
    • She spent 26 years with the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of eyewear spanning 150 countries and operating a retail network of 9,000 stores.  
    • As Vice President of Stores and a member of the Executive Leadership Team, she held profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for a $1.8 billion optical retail business with 964 stores, 64 regions, and 10 Zone VPs.   
    • Throughout her journey, she has acquired invaluable leadership experience and expertise, which she eagerly seeks to leverage in her next role with the intent of remaining with the company for an extended duration. 
  • Gabbie ventured into the veterinary field, assuming the position of Vice President of Hospital Operations at an emergency vet hospital. 
    • She led a team of 6 Group Directors of Operations who oversaw 60 hospitals with an annual revenue of $450 million.  
    • Gabbie later served as Vice President of Operations for National Veterinary Associates where she spearheaded operations in Southeastern US.  
    • She had full P&L responsibility for 133 general practice hospitals, which generated an annual revenue of $400 million.  

 

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