Elena K.

Retail consultant with 27+ years experience

United States of America
English, Russian

Consulting on all aspects of business for foreign companies expanding to the US markets. Specializing in service and support for the Japanese brands interested in growing outside of the domestic mark...see more

  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Wholesale
  • Consulting
  • Sales


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Independent Consultant - Retail/Wholesale

Openstyle Consulting
5 years
Current position
Jan 2018 - Present
2017-current Independent Consultant OPENSTYLE Consulting, New York, NY  Introduction of foreign brands to the US market and expansion of the existing brands.  Support for foreign and ...see more

Director of Sales

Issey Miyake USA Corp
6 years
Aug 2011 - Oct 2017
2011 – 2017 Director of Sales ISSEY MIYAKE USA INC. New York, NY  Oversaw wholesale and marketing operations of Issey Miyake Brands in the US and Canada.  Supervised a team of six ac...see more

Selling Director, 3rd floor

Saks Fifth Ave/New York
4 years
Apr 2007 - Aug 2011
2007 – 2011 Director of Designer Collections. SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, New York, NY  As a Director of the most modern designers' department in the flagship New York Saks Fifth Ave. store, re...see more

Department Manager – Advanced Europian Designers

Saks Fifth Avenue/San Francisco
12 years
Jan 1995 - Jan 2007
Department Manager – Advanced European Designers. 1995 – 2007 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, San Francisco, CA  Successfully managed a multi-vendor department for the largest branch of Saks Fifth ...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Wholesale
  • Retail & Ecommerce

Role experience

  • Consulting
  • Sales


  • Department Stores