Title: Chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Stores.
Personal: Husband, Alan Katz; one son. Career trajectory: Entered Foley’s training program in 1978; joined Neiman’s in 1985 as assistant store manager of the Houston unit; became divisional merchandise manager of handbags in 1987; named general manager of Neiman’s NorthPark unit in Dallas, 1991; named senior vice president and director of stores, 1996; promoted to executive vice president in 1998, president and ceo of Neiman Marcus Direct in 2000 and ceo of Stores in 2002.
Education: University of Texas, B.S. in political science. Earned an M.B.A. at night from the University of Houston, 1982.
Management style: Intense and focused. Strives to balance work and family, carrying a cell phone at all times so her son can reach her in case of emergency.
Name: Jim Gold
Title: President and ceo of Bergdorf Goodman.
Personal: Wife, Beth Gold; two children.
Career trajectory: Entered the Bloomingdale’s training program after college and worked as an assistant buyer and department manager before going to business school. Gold joined Neiman Marcus Stores in 1991. After advancing through a series of buying and store positions, he was promoted in 1997 to vice president of the Neiman Marcus Clearance Store Division. He became vice president and dmm of women’s designer sportswear in 2000, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of Neiman Marcus Stores for men’s and cosmetics in 2002 and president and ceo of Bergdorf Goodman in 2004.
Education: Tulane University, B.A. in English literature; Harvard Business School, M.B.A.
Management style: Inspires the people who work for him, is a hands-off leader, not a micromanager. Gold looks at the big picture.
Name: Burton M. Tansky
Title: President,chairman and ceo of the Neiman Marcus Group.
Personal: Wife, Rita Tansky; two children and three grandchildren.
Career trajectory: Part-time job during college at Kaufman’s in his hometown of Pittsburgh; entered Kaufman’s executive training program, 1961; joined Filene’s as a store manager; dmm at Rike’s, a defunct Dayton, Ohio, retailer; became senior vice president of I. Magnin in 1974; joined Saks Fifth Avenue as general manager, rising to president in 1980; became ceo of Bergdorf Goodman in 1990; named president and ceo of Neiman Marcus Stores in 1994; named executive vice president of the Neiman Marcus Group in 2000, and ultimately, chairman, ceo and president in 2001.
Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.A.
Management style: Driven and demanding — a throwback to the days when ceo’s would feel and touch products and develop strong relationships with designers and vendors.
Quote: “I just love the action, the excitement of the business. I always have. No two days are alike.”
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