By  on October 6, 2010

As chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group, Burt Tansky, a master salesman, was anything but the strong, silent type.

A strong leader? Yes. Silent? No. Opinionated? Absolutely.

Kewsong Lee, managing director at Warburg Pincus, one of two private equity firms that bought Neiman Marcus in 2005 for $5.1 billion, says, "Burt is an amazing executive, and he transcends Neiman Marcus in that he's been terrific for the entire luxury sector. Everyone in some shape or form, not just the people at Neiman's or the vendors and companies who work with Neiman's, has to give Burt credit for the way he has espoused and kept the focus on luxury and the high-end market.


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