Mark A. Cohen has been in the retail business since his graduation from Columbia University in 1971. (MBA '71, BS Electrical Engineering '69) He has over 20 years experience in president/chairman, chief executive officer level positions. Most recently he was Chairman/CEO of Sears Canada Inc, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Softlines of Sears Roebuck & Co., Chairman/CEO of Bradlees Inc., and Chairman/CEO of Lazarus Department Stores. He has also held positions with Abraham & Strauss, The Gap, Lord Taylor, Mervyn's and Goldsmith's Department Stores. He has been a Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business since 2006 teaching courses in Retailing Leadership, Retail Fundamentals, and a Master Class in Creating a Retail Enterprise. He is currently Director of Retail Studies. He also serves as an independent consultant to both the retail and consumer products industry.
In The Media
The Death of the Department Store and the American Middle Class
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The Retail Apocalypse Is in Full View This Holiday Season: Former Sears Canada CEO
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