Renee Thomas Jacobs is a C-level retail executive with 20+ years of management experience growing premium brands and building loyal customer relationships. Renee has worked directly with Founders, Boards and Private Equity to develop strategic vision. Her career began in 1991 when she was hired at women’s athletic apparel company Title Nine as hourly help when the company was in its infancy. She was instrumental in growing the company from start-up to national multi-channel retailer with a robust e-commerce site, catalog business and eighteen stores. In her 20-year retail career at Title 9 she has worn most hats including Call Center Representative, Shipper, Inventory Control, IT Management, Finance, Marketing, CFO, COO and President. In 2009, she began a new challenge as COO / President at NapaStyle jumping in during the economic downturn to restructure the company and re-start growth. Her career experience as a CFO enabled her to bring strategic leadership to the company at a critical time. Having been in the Direct industry for almost 25 years, she understands the multi-channel levers within the business and how to push and pull them to achieve profitable results. She has successfully built and led senior cross-functional teams to analyze, execute, respond and succeed in today’s ever-changing retail environment.