Ms. Louise Evins is President & CEO of EVINS, which she joined in 1997. She directs the firm’s strategy, marketing and development, as well as manages the operations and finance. Prior to joining EVINS, Ms. Evins established a reputation as an outstanding and innovative retailer, having served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Henri Bendel where she was the pioneering force behind the development of such brands as Chloe, Claude Montana, Fragments, Karl Lagerfeld, MAC Cosmetics, Trish McEvoy and Wolford. Ms. Evins previously led a leveraged buyout, and served as President and COO, of Joshua Slocum, Ltd., building a chain of thirty-five retail stores specializing in women’s apparel, sportswear and accessories, before which she held various senior management and merchandising positions at Lord & Taylor. Ms. Evins is a longstanding officer and director of Fashion Group International, as well as a founding board member of the Forbes Executive Women’s Board, amongst others. She is a graduate of Boston University.