The Retail Eye team is led by Lisa Walters.
Lisa co-founded Retail Eye in 2006. Lisa remains active in researching, analyzing and reporting on all companies in the Retail Eye coverage universe. Throughout her 20+ year career, Lisa has worked with and for leading companies in the retail and apparel sector. Lisa is also a four time entrepreneur in the retail sector founding A Love Story Bridal, The Barkery, Mind the Chap and Retail Eye.
Prior to co-founding Retail Eye, Lisa was an Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at Linens 'n Things, Inc. In this role, she was responsible for proprietary brand development, licensed brand management and new concept testing. Prior to joining Linens 'n Things, Lisa worked for nine years in Investment Banking for such firms as Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., PMG Capital and Mabon Securities. During this time, Lisa worked to arrange financings and mergers/acquisitions for leading retail and apparel companies.
Lisa received her B.A. with Distinction from Cornell University and received her M.B.A. with Distinction from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Lisa serves as a mentor and judge for the NYU New Venture Competition, an undergraduate mentor for Cornell University and MBA program mentor for the Stern School. Lisa also serves as Vice President of Fund Development and a member of the board of directors for the Junior League of Albany.