Stephen Rector is an international retail executive and consultant, with extensive experience leading merchandise strategy, sourcing, pricing, and curation across a variety of channels, including ecommerce, mobile, physical stores, and digital marketplaces like Alibaba’s TMall & Taobao platforms, as well as Tencent’s Wechat platform.
His work across a broad set of categories has yielded accelerated growth for digital and physical retail business models in both North America and Asia.
Most recently, Stephen helped establish Macy’s merchandise strategy and supply chain in China, creating a multimillion dollar international expansion business for the iconic American retailer and department store chain.
Prior to Macy’s China, Stephen led women’s merchandising for fast fashion retailer Rue21 and served in leadership positions at Macy’s Inc. in New York City.
His expertise and intrnational business network spans across North America and Asia, helping companies build efficient global supply chains for fast fashion, navigate international customs for import & export, establish fashion & trend centers of excellence, recruit and develop talent, and deploy merchandise planning and forecasting tools.
Whether working for Fortune 500 companies or emerging startups & brands, Stephen Rector engages at the appropriate levels to establish the operational processes, organizational skills, and business relationships to ensure that customers receive an elevated experience with products and brands that they love.