Eli Getson recently joined Golfsmith International as Senior Vice President/General Merchandise Manager, where he helps define the company strategies in areas such as private brand development, licensing, merchandising, channel strategy, and international business growth for the largest multi-channel golf specialty retailer in the United States.
Prior to his current role, he was Category Manager/DMM for Cabela’s where he managed the Men’s Tops division for the premier retailer in the outdoor space. He has also held positions such as Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager- Private Brand for Bonton Stores Inc., Senior Vice President Design for Perry Ellis International, and Senior Director Merchandising for Polo Ralph Lauren. He is also a frequent contributor to the popular men’s style blog The Selvedge Yard and has been featured on such on-line publications as Valet, Hype Beast, and Selectism.
Eli will also be participating in the panel discussion, “A Conversation with…Ideas, Stories, and Perspectives – Moving Beyond Value” at The Private Brand Movement, September 27-29, 2010 at Hotel Sax in Chicago.