executive endorsements

"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Alex for 17 of my 35 years at Neiman Marcus. In both Corporate positions, Manager of Financial Planning and Marketing as well as Beauty Buyer, Alex showcased her ability to work closely with the stores as well as the corporate merchants. She was a true partner to the stores, always open to looking at assortment needs and opportunities. The last 2 years of my career I was fortunate to have Alex as one of my Area Sales Managers. Alex led the largest volume, multi-department area of the store. Her quick wit, work ethic, business acumen, team leader and team player made her extremely successful in all aspects of the position. Alex was a true joy to work with, a wonderful partner and dedicated employee.

- LYNDY CARREIRO RETIRED Vice President, GM, NEIMAN MARCUS

 

 

 

"Alex is a passionate and genuine leader who is driven, motivated, smart, curious, and solution oriented. Her outstanding business acumen affords her the ability to craft strategies that are actionable, inclusive, and effective. Alex is a people first leader, which helps her create an atmosphere for success. She is a team player that thrives in an environment of collaboration, unity, and equity.

 

Alex is thoughtful, kind, and giving. Her care and willingness to make time for anyone that needs her is extraordinary and uncommon. Her communication skills are outstanding. She’s direct, but fair, and always willing to look at something from all points of view.

 

Alex’ abilities are boundless. She’s a strong business partner and leader, but she also knows how to laugh and have fun!"

- Richard Samuelson RETIRED Vice President, GM, NEIMAN MARCUS

 

"I have had the pleasure of being a close associate of Alex both personally and professionally for 13 years. She was a beauty buyer on my team at Bergdorf Goodman and cultivated rich relationships with external and internal teams, including existing/indie brands, stores and cross-functionally in corporate. Most of her time was spent strategizing with brands; working with the counter team as well as the corporate counterparts to ensure the success of their business. Alex took all the brands under her wing, big and small, and took the responsibility of their business as her own, expressing her love and passion for beauty.”

- Patricia Saxby VP, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Bergdorf Goodman

 

“There is no better partner than Alex! She is one of the most dedicated professionals I’ve worked with and is willing to put in that extra help whenever you need it. Her knowledge, relevant experience and impactful relationships in the industry played a huge role in growing our Revive business at Bergdorf Goodman. Her contribution is valuable, and I highly recommend Alex and would love to work with her again.”

- Eva Bowen 11 SKIN, Account Executive (formerly VP Sales, ReVive Skincare)

 

 

"I have worked with many professionals throughout my career, but Alex was so knowledgeable, she made the transition seamless.
Her ability to multi task and her unique creativity made her mark on the jewelry we created.


It is rare to come across a standout talent like Alex and I hope to work again with her someday."

- Robin RosenberG Chief Merchandising Officer, S&J Jewelry"

 

 

"Alex Kouri is strategic and thoughtful in her approach to help guide product development. She knows how to leverage her experience as a buyer, both for online and brick and mortar retailers, to understand what attributes consumers are seeking to develop products that fulfill consumer needs. Her great taste combined with her ability to analyze data make her adept at spotting trends early. Equally as important, Alex is a great person. She’s a great communicator, earnest and eager to help."

- ANDREW S. ROSENBLATT VICE PRESIDENT, AKIVA GIL FINE JEWELRY & GEMSTONES