Stacey Samuels Ross is Founder and CEO of Zstreet Designs, a consulting and product development firm which provides industry expertise in all aspects of merchandising strategy for the wholesale, retail and fair trade markets.
With over 20 years experience, her focus is on business growth for start-up and mid-sized companies in the home, lifestyle and gift industries. She specializes in private label projects and has worked with both domestic and international clients such as: Bloomingdale's, Crate & Barrel, The Container Store, DKNY for Lenox and QVC.
Stacey works collaboratively with companies to increase sales and market expansion as well as developing product standards by insuring processes for flow and efficiency.
Previously she was the Director of Product Development and Design at Tag (Trade Associates Group), a wholesale / import company with distribution to over 14,000 independent and national retailers in both the U.S. and Canadian markets. She was an executive with Crate & Barrel where she managed the operations and merchandising of several independent stores overseeing a 4 million dollar budget. She was responsible for 10,000 SKU's and was selected to launch the first location in Southern California which was of critical importance in expanding their brand.
Stacey serves on several advisory boards which provide mentoring services to artisans in developing countries. She obtained her Bachelor of Education degree from Kansas Wesleyan University.