Raoul Gruenberg

Proven Executive: Best Practices + Worldwide Vertical Expertise

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Even though I am a garmento by trade, I’ll always be a marketeer at heart. I have a passion for exceeding customers’ expectations; problem solving; and setting up companies and team members for success not failure.

Currently, I’m a consultant and private label marketing specialist for companies focused on apparel, footwear, and/or accessories which means that I hit the deck running enthusiastically bringing to them an optimal strategy, dynamic structure, and winning culture for profitably growing their businesses.

I have a knack for being a very strong administrator who is very well grounded in all aspects of running a fast paced, complex business, whether B2B or B2C; managing others so they feel like a partner not a employee or vendor; always keeping my cool under pressure; and being someone you can rely on.

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Raoul Gruenberg possesses a wealth of skills, background, and expertise with a strong work ethic; previously holding executive positions as a Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Operations, General Merchandising Manager, and Vice President of Sales. You will not find anyone else who can do a better job than Raoul; you will be thrilled with the results.

Raoul_Gruenberg@yahoo.com
310.994.3022

work Experience

President of Consulting Group

Green Mountain & Associates

October 2006 - Present

Consulting group seeks to increase profit line, reduce operating expenses, and grow product sales for clientele consisting of apparel, footwear, and/or accessories brands, retailers, manufacturers, and factories worldwide.

WHY AM I DIFFERENT?:
You know how businesses are always looking for higher operating margins; I CAN SOLVE THIS!
I do this by exploiting trends; focusing on demand products; matching design with production cost effective feasibilities; and reducing top line dilution.
I am naturally curious: digging into the bones of the business; looking for ways to improve the supply chain; and training the team on how to do their jobs better and to learn from their mistakes.
ACTIVITIES:
Advising well established diversified China group as to opening a US based liaison office.
Worked with a well established leading clothing company to source, develop, and produce trend right merchandise in new growth apparel categories.
Hired independent sales reps to increase distribution of re-launched active casual sportswear brand.
Collaborated with private equity, bankers, investors, and companies to acquire, invest in, or joint venture with established profitable or emerging growth apparel, footwear, accessories or consumer companies.
Solicited new customers for a well established group of jeanswear factories in China.
Designed, developed, and produced jeanswear for a branded better leisure sportswear clothing company.
Helped the owner of a branded urban clothing company dissolve his business by profitably selling his existing inventory.
Solved operating problems for an emerging branded better young contemporary clothing company.