Kristin Kohler Burrows
Senior Director
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20+years of retail, wholesale, and Omni-channel experience for small to large-cap companies
Fashion/Sport/Footwear/Apparel/Accessories focus
Expertise in merchandising, PD&D, marketing, digital, and operations
Former President/C-level transformative leader
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There is always a solution. And although data and analysis will 'lay the tracks', it is always people, leaders, who are needed to drive the train.
Kristin Kohler Burrows is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York. With more than 20 years of experience for small to large-cap athletic and fashion brands across wholesale, eCommerce, and retail.

Ms. Burrows is a seasoned practitioner across all concept-to-consumer processes, from product management, product design/development, sales/distribution, marketing, to eCommerce and retail operations. Known as a change agent, she has spent her career turning around, transforming and growing legacy brands.

Prior to A&M, Ms. Burrows led organizations across the fashion and athletic industries through turnarounds, transitions, and revitalizations. As CEO of the largest brick and mortar women's consignment retailer, Ms. Burrows delivered two years of comp growth through a relentless focus on bettering the customer and consignor experience, from launching a new brand ID, to building a selling culture, to cleaning up store operations with the implementation of over 250 SOPs, to establishing a focus on data and analytics to drive the business.

As President of the iconic Keds brand, Ms. Burrows delivered top and bottom line growth by increasing product productivity through the development of key iconic product franchises and the build out of the brand's digital platform.

Earlier in her career, as a merchant, Ms. Burrows developed the ability to identify and create products and product categories instrumental to the growth of brands and businesses. As SVP of Licensing for the Camuto Group, Ms. Burrows was responsible for building out the Jessica Simpson brand and led the growth of the business to a $500M business at retail. While Director of the Chuck Taylor business for Converse, Ms. Burrows and team grew the domestic business by more than 100%. During her tenure at Adidas, she led the four-fold growth of the cross-training business.

Ms. Burrows earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, her Masters’ in Marketing Communications from Boston University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor’s in Political Science.