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STEWART BOEHMER

Gainesville, VA 20155 Phone: 703-915-9239 boehmer.stewart@gmail.com


VP RETAIL STORES
Strategic Planning / Turnarounds / New Markets / CPI / Marketing / Negotiations /
Startup
Merchandising / Logistics / Business & Brand Development / Customer Relations /
SOPs / P&L
Utilizing my strong leadership skills and operations expertise, I turned around underperforming
divisions and opened up new markets for retail giants Ashley Furniture, Kohls and Mervyns.
Focusing on operational standards to drive bottom-line results and building/leading teams to
exceed corporate objectives are hallmarks of my career.
I excel at reducing costs, improving productivity and aligning personnel to positively impact
revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction in B2C environments. My key strengths include:
Launching multiple, concurrent store openings in new markets
Instituting rigorous operational and customer service standards at multiple sites
Establishing operating standards to ensure corporate brand
Re-capturing lost business while building customer loyalty to maximize sales
Boosting customer satisfaction to engender long-term profitability
Described as a hands-on leader, my divisions continually deliver top performance and superior
customer satisfaction. My success is supported by a BS in Business Administration from William
Jewell College, Liberty, MO.
SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Established Standard Operating Procedures Ashley needed to develop standardized
processes for their new retail sector. Collaborated with key executives, integrating
manufacturing/retail processes. Initiated and set foundation for SOPs, delivering viable,
measurable action plan to enhance operations.
Built High-Performance Executive Team Challenged to open 13 stores consecutively for Kohls
with a totally green team. Utilized expertise to recruit/train promising local talent. Negotiated
salaries and secured key executives. Launched new stores on-time while reducing costs $600K.
Ranked #1 opening in history of Kohls.
Ensured Grand Opening Deadline Challenged to enter new market for Kohls. Developed and
implemented recruiting/training of cross-functional teams, ensuring on-time/under budget project
completion.
Launched Innovative Business Venture Identified market trends to start Mostly Sofas.
Developed business plan and marketing strategies to expand market presence. Re-
merchandised store for a unique look and negotiated with vendors to ensure profitability.
Exceeded first year goals by 20%, and voted #1 place to shop in City of Roanoke.
Career Summary
VP/GM- Macys Pentagon City 2010 to 2014

Accountable for all aspects of the Retail Operations for an $80+Million Department Store
with 30 Managers consisting of a Senior Team (HR-Operations-ASM-Visual-LP),
Merchandise Team Managers, Sales Managers, and Selling Supervisors.
Total Store Population ranged from 500 to 800 Associates with a Highly Diverse
Workforce with over 60 Countries and Nationalities Represented.
Pentagon City is the #2 volume Store in the entire Mid -Atlantic which consists of 102
Stores in total. We won the very Coveted Store of the Year in 2011 and I personally won
the Vice President/General Manager of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region that
same year.
Consistently reduced year after year the overall Shrinkage from 3.6% in 2009 to 2.19%
in 2013 while beating the Reserve by over $600,000.
Pentagon was consistently chosen to Pilot Technology Driven Programs such as
Fulfilment-RFID-BOPS to ensure a smooth transition for the Entire Company.
Consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills through developing and promoting
over 15 Senior and Mid-Level Managers over the past 3 years.



PRESIDENT/CEO- Mostly Sofas, 2005 to 2010
Seized opportunity to launch retail custom home furnishings stores and design studio.
Directed all operations, including purchasing, inventory, logistics, merchandising,
administration, training, and customer service. Managed staff of 25 and $5M budget, with
full P&L responsibility.
VP of STORES- Ashley Furniture, 2002 to 2004
Recruited to open new retail stores nationally for this #1 selling home furnishings brand in
North America. Established merchandising and Standard Operating Procedures.
Coordinated product logistics and hired/trained management teams. Oversaw $600M in
revenue, 135 Stores consisting of Corporate and Dealer Base and team of 25.
Kohls Department Stores Promoted to levels of increasing responsibility for this $10B
department store chain.
District DVP- 1999 to 2002. Selected for position, due to expertise in turning around
territories and opening multiple stores simultaneously in new markets. Oversaw HR,
visual display, marketing, merchandise flow, loss prevention, and recruiting/training of
175 associates per store. Directed 2000+ staff/$260M budget.
District Manager- 1997 to 1999. Recruited to oversee facilities in Ohio region. Oversaw
operations, sales, merchandising standards, staffing/hiring, P&L review, shrinkage control
and customer service. Opened three new stores, and ensured safety guidelines were
met. Managed $260M budget and 1700 employees.

Earlier: District Manager, Mervyns Department Store. Regional Manager/Store Manager,
Uptons Department Store
Personal: I enjoy power lifting, weight training, motorcycle riding, the outdoors, and spending
time with my family.