Glen Schanen is a retail industry leader with extensive experience in e-commerce, strategic planning, product and brand development, talent development and leased businesses for top U.S. retailers in apparel, footwear and accessories. Currently the President of ASCEND E-Commerce Consulting, an agency specializing in optimizing brands and products in the digital space, Glen previously served as SVP & GMM of Macys.com for Men’s, Kids and Lease. During his tenure, he led these businesses to explosive growth within the digital segment of Macy’s.
Glen’s career at Macy’s spans over 30 years in key leadership roles in e-commerce, sourcing, buying and merchandising across multiple product categories. He started out on the selling floor at Bloomingdale’s, while working his way through college, and progressed through a broad array of buying and product development roles at Lord & Taylor and Macy’s. In 2008 he joined Macy’s nascent dot com business, where he was soon recognized for leadership, innovation, and aggressively driving sales and profit growth. In 2012, MR Magazine honored him and his team at Macy’s as Internet Retailer of the Year.
He is a board member and former president of the Father’s Day/Mother Day Council, which donates all of its proceeds to Save the Children. He is also on the advisory board of Livelihood, a new line of weekend-wear apparel launched by Ashley Biden, which seeks to give back to extraordinary, everyday people in communities across the nation. An enthusiastic mentor to past participants of the NY Tech Fashion lab, Glen looks forward to helping guide more talented individuals and bring to market more innovative ideas.