Jeanel Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief
RETAILBOSS was founded in 2012 by retail expert, consultant and journalist Jeanel Alvarado. With over 10 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. Jeanel has worked on business consulting projects for major retailers, brands and real estate firms, giving her vast insight into the retail business and shopping insights.
As a former Senior Managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta and CEO/founder of her own consulting business. Her education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.
Jeanel’s expertise is replied upon by media outlets including CTV, Entrepreneur, CBC, Retail Insider, CVM, The Gleaner, California Apparel News, Seaside Retailer and more. As a recognized thought leader, Jeanel regularly speaks, hosts and/or provides media coverage for top conferences, trade shows, past events including, Smart Retail Tech, LuxePack, COSMECON, Fashion Career Con, White Label Expo Las Vegas, Private Label Expo NYC, Beauty Connect West, Makeup LA and more.