Barry Cohen serves as an Operating Partner of TRAUB. Barry joined the company in 2012, bringing expertise in retail, retail economics, brand acquisition, brand management and merchandising strategy.
Prior to joining TRAUB, Barry served as the President of Merchandising for the Editors Closet Group, a division of Swiss Watch International (“SWI”), which include “private-sale” flash-sites like Editors Closet, Ivory Trunk, and Smart Bargains.
In addition, Barry was Vice President of Brand Development for Ideeli.com, another private sale e-Commerce site. Prior to Ideeli, Barry spent over 25 years in the department store, off-price, and manufacturing industries, with 17 years at Lord & Taylor, reaching the position of GMM/SVP of Merchandising for ladies and intimate apparel, home furnishings, and subsequent to that, over 8 years as SVP Merchandising at Saks Off 5th, the off-price chain of stores, a division of Saks 5th Avenue.
Barry currently serves as an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, where he teaches in the Continuing Education Department, in Strategic Development for Retail. Additionally, Barry is an on-air contributor for Bloomberg TV, as an analyst for the retail industry.
Barry received a Management Science degree from the University of Maryland business school.