Jeff Streader is a global leader in the consumer sector. He has over 30 year’s experience leading multinational, complex organizations for some of the leading consumer brands and retailers in the world. His background includes product and supply chain, technology and operations. In 2016, Jeff founded Go Global Retail, an advisory and investment platform. Clients include brands, retailers, apparel manufacturers and textile mills. The firm’s focus includes heritage and digital brands with strong positioning. Jeff advised retailer American Apparel pre-bankruptcy in developing their restructuring plan. Jeff’s scope was design to retail, including oversight of manufacturing and supply chain. He led initiatives for downsizing, redesign of processes and workflow and he was executive sponsor the system and infrastructure assessment. In 2014, Jeff began working with private equity firm Oaktree Capital as the Chief Operating Officer at Billabong. He led efforts to rationalize regional redundancies and was instrumental in streamlining speed to market of the brand’s design pipeline. Jeff upgraded the company’s systems, implemented a new ecommerce platform, PLM upgrade and led the global distribution center optimization project. In 2011, Mr. Streader was Operating Partner at Marlin Equity, an LA-based middle-market private equity firm with over $6 billon of capital under management. Jeff was responsible for representing the firm and leading investments in the consumer sector. In 2008, Jeff was Chief Supply Chain Officer at Guess?, Inc. leading global operations. He was responsible for R&D and Product Development, Tech Design, Supply Chain and Quality, Compliance, Technology and Logistics for teams in Asia, Europe and North America. He was executive sponsor and upgraded the company’s PLM platform and implemented new systems in WMS, SCM and financial settlement. Earlier, Jeff was President of Kellwood Company, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at VF Corporation and he had lead roles with Oxford Industries. He has been a Board Member of WRAP since 2007, the largest independent CSR program in the world. Jeff holds a degree in Business Administration from Stockton University and he has been an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles since 2012.

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