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Susan McGalla Rising through Ranks

Susan McGalla, 41, is an American Business woman who is the founder of P3 Executive consulting. She has been able to succeed in her career which she attributes to confidence. Susan McGalla is one of the women who have made it to executive positions in their places of work. Since she grew up in a household of two brothers and her father was a football coach, she was encouraged to present her ideas confidently. As a result, she has always been comfortable with men and not afraid to express herself. This has led her to take reins. She has become very successful in her career which has previously been dominated by men.
Between 1986 and 1994, Susan held various marketing and managerial positions at Joseph Horne Company, a Pittsburgh department store. Later she served at American Eagle Outfitters where she started out as the divisional merchandise buyer who specialized with women’s cloth. She then become the president and chief merchandising officer of the American Eagle brand, the company’s flagship, which paved way to her role as the president and chief merchandising officer of the whole company. As its president, Susan was in charge of launching the company’s aerie and 77 kids brands. In the year 2009, she left the company to become a private consultant for the retail and financial investment industries. In that same year, she was given a seat in the board of directors of HFF Inc, a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital market services.
She then joined Wet Seal Inc. and become its chief executive officer in 2011.During her time at Wet Seal, she oversaw the improvement of the product trends and quality. She then left the company the following year to start her own company. She started the P3 Executive Consulting, a company that provides big financial players with answers to questions concerning retail and clothing sectors. The company initially dealt with a wide variety of brand, supply chain and organizational development. She is an expert when it comes to branding, product merchandising, operational efficiencies, marketing and talent management. Furthermore, she has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Mount Union College. This makes her and the company a reliable place for clients to seek help. Recently, Susan has joined the Pittsburgh’s Prize NFL franchise, The Steelers. She is the director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Steelers.
The secret behind her success is her dedication, hard work, passion and most of all her confidence. Her creativity and tireless work enabled her to receive several job offers that have then been the foundation of her success. She has made major contributions in the companies she has worked for. She has also been a great motivator of women aspiring to take careers in businesses. She encourages women to follow the same path that she and other successful women have taken and voice their opinions with confidence. Having held various positions she has moved to the top and being among the few women who hold executive positions in major companies.

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