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Janet Carr, MBA '90

Janet Carr is currently Chief Operating Officer for Ghurka, a premier American leather goods brand specializing in men’s travel and business bags and accessories.  She joined Ghurka in 2012 and is responsible for driving all aspects of the business strategy across retail, wholesale, and consumer relationship management.  She leads a multidisciplinary team of design, marketing, operations, and production professionals in the implementation of a global growth strategy.  

Prior to joining Ghurka, Janet was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Customer Engagement for Coach.  At Coach she directed the company brand and business strategy globally and was responsible for developing deep and actionable consumer insights that informed broad range of business decisions.  Her team also developed and implemented the global customer engagement strategy – integrated programs tailored to actionable consumer segments designed to drive long-term loyalty. 

Prior to Coach, Janet was with Gap Inc., in strategy and business development roles for the International Division and Banana Republic.  Other prior work experience includes Vice President of Corporate Pricing for Safeway, and 7 years of management consulting focused on consumer and retail strategy for Booz Allen & Hamilton. 

Janet has experience developing and implementing innovative brand and business strategies for many consumer categories and industries, and has broad expertise across North America, Asia, and Europe. 

Janet holds a BA in Zoology and a MA in Biology from San Jose State University and a MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Business. 

 

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