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Ian Gomar

Partner & CMO
Works with companies to develop, execute omni-channel digital marketing and e-commerce growth strategies. Leads digital transformation initiatives that drive new customer acquisition, retention and are highly transactional.

About Ian

Recognized leader in accelerating the growth of brands/companies ranging in size from $10M to $1B+, primarily for Private Equity and Founder led CEOs/entrepreneurs. A “pay for performance” marketer utilizing the latest digital marketing and e-commerce technologies for branding, customer acquisition and retention strategies. Particular strength in growth & marketing strategy, business development, creating “best in class” omni-channel customer service, experience, and engagement programs to up-sell, cross-sell, drive transactions.

How Ian has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Achieved the first quarterly comp-store gain in two years while growing e-commerce business by 25 percent in just 12 months creating and implementing a turnaround strategy for a $125 million 100-store and e-commerce footwear and accessories division.
  • Achieved record sales and profits, improving EBITA by 42 percent and revenues by 17 percent over three years, turning around and growing a 50-store, $40 million European women’s ready-to-wear retail and wholesale apparel and accessories brand.
  • Returned a bankrupt division of a multi-billion-dollar global footwear entity back into profitability within 18 months without added capital.
  • Achieved double-digit operating profit growth for two straight years in the fitness category for Sears and Kmart, reversing five years of prior declines.

Executive Experience

  • Managing Director, Pheasant Hill Partners, Inc.
  • CEO, The Picture People
  • Chief Marketing and E-Commerce Officer, Sears Holdings
  • President, Retail & E-Commerce, Steve Madden Ltd.
  • President, North America, Olsen Fashion
  • President, North America, Athletes World / Bata Shoe Company
  • SVP Marketing, Footlocker Inc., Champs Sports Division
  • VP Marketing, Starter Corporation
  • VP, International, Wolverine Worldwide
  • Group Brand Manager, Bacardi Imports
  • Brand Manager, Cola-Cola Company, Minute Maid and Hi-C Fruit drinks

Clients Served


  • MBA, Jenkins School of Business, University of Miami
  • BS, Marketing Communications, School of Communications, Boston University

Download Ian's Resume Here


Industry Experience
  • DTC/e-commerce
  • Omni-channel Retail
  • Omni-Channel Marketing
  • Digital Transformation
  • eCommerce
  • B2C wholesale expansion
  • Amazon/on-line marketplaces
  • PE Acquisition Due Diligence
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