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Ian Gomar

Partner & CMO
Works with retail and e-Commerce companies to develop and execute successful omni-channel retail marketing turnaround/growth strategies and plans and lead digital transformation initiatives.

About Ian

Recognized leader in accelerating the growth of B2B/B2C/B2B2C brands/companies ranging in size from start-up to $1B+, primarily for private equity backed firms, VC's and Founder CEO’s/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 Marketing 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

  • Diff Eyewear.com (sunglasses and optical eyewear)
  • Media Services Inc. (PE backed, educational services)
  • Twelve5 Beverage co. (CPG)
  • Nuvo Iron (Home Improvement)
  • Ocular Partners (Healthcare)
  • Foryourparty.com (Consumer Goods -Retail)
  • RealEats.com (Consumer Goods - Retail)
  • Calibamboo.com (Consumer Goods - Wholesale & Retail)
  • Buylowwarehouse.com (Consumer Goods - Retail)
  • World Emblem International, Inc (B2B Apparel & Fashion)
  • Energy Impact Partners (Venture Capital & Private Equity)
  • The Wicks Group of Companies (Venture Capital & Private Equity)
  • Tangent Technologies, LLC. (B2B, B2B2C Manufactured Outdoor Products)
  • MyEyeDr (Medical Practice)
  • Increff (SaaS technology)
  • Kwikclick.com (technology platform)
  • OpenSource Connections (Digital Professional Services)
  • Diligent Corp (SaaS technology)
  • Ingredientswellness.com  (skin care)
  • Dalenproducts.com  (garden products)
  • DCcargomall.com (cargo accessories)
  • RoCskincare,com  (beauty)
  • Carolina GSE (aircraft parts)
  • IWIlife.com (vitamin supplements) 
  • Mielle Organics (Haircare)
  • Redpocketmobile.com  (Telecom)
  •  eMed.com (digital healthcare)
  •  Versatrim.com  (building products)
  • TheSak.com (women's handbags)
  • SuncoastCycleSports.com (off-road motor sports parts)
  • Discountfilters.com  (home and commercial filters)
  • AnsonBelts.com (consumer apparel)
  • Valley Forge Flags (wholesale and DTC)


  • Master’s in Business Administration, Marketing/Management, University of Miami
  • Bachelor of Science, Communications/Marketing, Boston University

Download Ian's Resume Here


Industry Experience
  • Manufacturing
  • Omni-Channel Marketing
  • Digital Transformation
  • eCommerce
  • Branding 
  • Amazon/on-line marketplaces
  • B2B Sales Lead Gen
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
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