Lynne Koplin, BA
Management Consultant – Fashion Industry
Lynne Koplin, a key Member of the Janas Consulting Team, is an experienced Fashion Industry executive who provides operational and strategic direction consulting to her Industry clients. She understands the challenges and the opportunities available to Industry companies that are in growth mode or are dealing with the challenges of the current environment.
Her goal as a senior executive and as a Management Consultant has been to maximize client company expertise and deliver profits in all tiers of distribution. She develops increasingly diversified supply chains and astute design and marketing strategies.
Lynne has enjoyed a storied career in the Industry:
- Initiated her career with Federated Dept Stores.
- Built a strong foundation in merchandising both Apparel and Footwear with Burdines, Marshall Field & Co and I Magnin.
- Transitioned to wholesale and was mentored by Anne Cole, a legendary icon in the women’s swimwear business in Los Angeles.
- Invested more than 20 years managing dynamic swimwear brands that commanded more than 30% of the Swimwear segment market share.
She served as President of Tommy Bahama where she built a successful women’s business model within a menswear culture. Lynne was instrumental in developing vision and strategic execution from the ground up.
Lynne spent five years expanding the True Religion DTC business into a global, premium denim market powerhouse. As CEO, she worked with Guggenheim Partners to sell True Religion, then a public company, to a Private Equity Group.
She subsequently became President at JBrand, then a division of Fast Retailing. She expanded the business internationally and sustained brand awareness that continues to drive the global wholesale and e-commerce sales platform.
Lynne has a vast knowledge of all aspects of building apparel brands, from product inception to sourcing, operations, marketing, and retail. She understands the initiatives that fashion companies need to pursue now. Brands must be relevant, and companies must be operationally prepared for the future.