Jared Ellis

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Sr Director, Retail Concepts
Ariat International Inc

Jared Ellis is a consummate retailer, who believes in using his passion for the industry to empower the members of his store teams to develop their own business skills and further their careers.  As the Senior Director of Retail Concepts at Ariat International, he was with launching a brick &and mortar strategy for the California Bay Area-based equestrian brand.  His previous experience includes instituting retail from the ground up for renowned West Coast brands James Perse Enterprises and Michael Stars Inc. Ellis holds an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a B.A. in Communications and Psychology from California State University, Northridge.

Breakout Session: Wholesale to Retail: Why the Brick-and-Mortar Experience Matters