Susan McGalla is the P3 Executive Consulting founder and currently offers expert insight based on her wide experience in fashion industry. Her career started at the American Eagle Outfitters whereby she held numerous management positions in-between 1994 and 2009. She additionally served as the American Eagle President at the finishing of her time in the company. Susan sits on various boards such as HFF Inc, which a publicly traded firm is giving business real estate services including the Magee-Women’s Hospital Research-Institute & Foundation. She has been a former trustee of Pittsburgh University and a director at Allegheny Conference for Community Development.
Susan started her profession at Joseph Horne firm where she operated in different marketing & managerial positions from between 1986 and 1994 and later joined the American Eagle Outfitters that year. She commenced her career as divisional merchandise as the purchaser for women’s clothing where she worked at the firm in various managerial duties. Later she was promoted as the President of the company and CMO (Chief Merchandising Officer). As the American Eagle President, Susan of susanmcgalla.com oversaw the starting of the firm’s aerie and 77 other brands. She later left American Eagle Inc during January 2009 where she became a personal consultant for retail & financial investment industries. In October 2009, Susan was appointed to the HFF Inc Board of Directors. In January 2011, she succeeded Ed Thomas as the CEO of Wet Seal Inc and after leaving Wet Seal Inc, she started her own private firm: P3 Executive Consulting. Currently, she is the Strategic Planning & Growth Director for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Susan was born and brought up in East Liverpool, Ohio together with her two brothers whereby her father was a coach for a local football club. She acquired a Bachelor’s degree in business & marketing at Mount Union College where she presently serves as part of the Board of Advisors. Susan is a wife to Stephen McGalla a prosperous manager. There is no privacy behind her success as the Pittsburgh-based business person entail a career history that is accompanied by dedication, hard work, and dedication. She is an expert in business management, fashion branding, and retail positioning.
Her innate confidence and tireless work ethic pulled various job offers although she left vacated on her person terms to become an individual consultant dealing with retail & financial investment industries. Nevertheless, the corporate world took her back when the surviving Wet Seal Inc gave her a CEO Job. In the time with Wet Seal, Susan was tasked with reinventing the firm. She researched, established and executed a full brand plan position where she launched a 3 to 5 year yearly budget, creative and strategic planning progress. Later Susan focused her proficiency in building her brainchild (p3 Executive Consulting). The key players in the financial world come to her whenever they seek for answers about retail & clothing fields. Her all-inclusive Consulting provides advice to clients in marketing, branding, talent management and product merchandising among others. Susan emphasizes of owning her person victory because of keeping away from “glass ceiling” and rather concentrating on her work.