Paula Zusi, Global Operations Advisor - Retail Supply Chain
Global Operations Advisor - Retail Supply Chain
Paula Zusi is an accomplished senior executive in
the apparel industry with over 30 years of experience.
Currently, she is the Global Operations Advisor - Retail
Supply Chain for Advent International, a global private
equity firm with $40B under management. In this capacity,
Paula advises Advent's retail portfolio companies on
supply chain operations.
Prior to joining Advent, Paula was the EVP and Chief
Supply Chain Officer of Ann Inc., parent company of the
Ann Taylor and Loft brands, a $2.5B specialty retailer
with over 1000 stores in North America. In this role, she
had responsibility for the end to end supply chain, from
product development through distribution.
Previously, Paula held a number of senior executive
roles including Corporate Vice President of Sourcing and
Manufacturing at Liz Claiborne, Inc., where she had
sourcing oversight for more than 30 brands, including
Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans and Kate Spade.
Paula holds a bachelors degree from University of
Delaware, and is an active Advisory Council member of the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies. Paula is also the former Chairman and current Officer of the American Apparel and Footwear Association.
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