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Mark Cohen

Director of Retail Studies at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business

Mark A. Cohen has over 20 years experience in president, chairman, chief executive officer level positions. Most recently he was chairman and CEO of Sears Canada Inc, chief marketing officer and president of Softlines of Sears Roebuck & Co., chairman and CEO of Bradlees Inc., and chairman and CEO of Lazarus Department Stores. He has also held positions with Abraham & Strauss, The Gap, Lord Taylor, Mervyn’s and Goldsmith’s Department Stores. He has been a professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business since 2006. He is currently Director of Retail Studies.