eTail West 2018

February 26-March 01, 2018

JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA


Gary Penn

VP, Digital & eCommerce

Gary Penn is the current VP of Digital & Global eCommerce for the Nixon, Inc. He leads the direct to consumer business, digital marketing and global enterprise strategy. Gary started as a graphic designer turned IT geek turned “Web Guy”. He has been running strategy, operations and enterprise commerce for the past 19 years at brands such as Quiksilver, DC Shoes, Roxy, Shimano, True Religion and Columbia Sportswear. Gary is a seasoned speaker and Toastmaster earning a coveted podium spot at the Founder's District international speech competition. Gary loves gadgets, honey bees, sausage making, gardening and cold brew coffee in no particular order. He also loves digital technology and would love to network with you to talk about any of the above.

2:05 PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Attract And Retain The Very Best eComm Talent

Gary has a passion for developing top talent. With twenty years of business marketing experience, he discusses how he inspires an organization to succeed to:
•Be an innovative and results oriented leader 
•Drive strategic business and marketing planning tied to corporate priorities with seamless execution, cross-functional collaboration
•Recognize talent, inspire and manage through change and provide solid direction to meet business objectives and drive employee job satisfaction

2:50 PM Career Development Roundtables

An eTail favorite, these roundtables will have a lasting effect on you personally and professionally. You’ll sit with a group of other like-minded retailers who are serious about owning their careers and laying out achievable milestones to help themselves continually grow. Here you’ll find a coach, be an inspiration to others and even have time to address your most pressing staffing challenges in a digitally optimized environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your career to the next level!

Table #1: Attract And Retain The Very Best eComm Talent 
Moderator: Gary Penn, VP, Digital & eCommerce, Nixon

Table #2: Are You Schooled? Graduating Talent And Today's Universities
Moderator: Stacy Ban, Talent Acquisition Sr. Manager, Gap Inc./Gap

Table #3: Peeping Talent: Using Social Media To Interview And Connect With Candidates 
Moderator: Patti Clauss, VP, Global Talent Acquisition, Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Table #4: Culture – Critical Lever through Transformation
Moderator: Linda Glass, VP, Talent, Nordstrom