Susan McGalla: American Businesswoman

Susan McGalla has a very impressive list of accomplishments under her name. She is a well known American Businesswoman, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career at a company called Joseph Horne Company, in 1986. She was working for this company as a marketer and also worked in various managerial positions as well. In 1994, she left Joseph Horne Company and began her career with American Eagle Outfitters. She started with American Eagle as a divisional merchandise purchaser for women’s clothing. She worked at this company in various managerial positions as well, but eventually worked her way up to becoming the president and chief merchandising officer.

At first, she was the president and chief merchandising officer of the American Eagle brand. Eventually, she became the entire company’s president and chief merchandising officer, and was able to oversee the company launch new brands such as 77kids and aerie. In January of 2009, Susan decided to leave American Eagle Outfitters. After she left she went on to becoming a private consultant for the retail and financial investment industries. With her background and years of experience in the retail business, she thought that she would be a perfect fit to help consult on investment opportunities in the retail market.

Later in 2009, McGalla was appointed to the Board of Directors of HFF Inc, which is a large provider of the commercial real estate and capital markets in the United States industries. Susan because the chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc in the beginning of 2011. Wet Seal Inc is a corporation that is also in the retail business, but focuses on budget clothes. In 2012, McGalla decided to found a private consulting company called P3 Executive Consulting. Since then, she has become the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the widely known football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ms. Susan McGalla has had many years of experience in the fashion industry, which is why she decided to found a professional executive consulting firm where she can help other companies on whatever they may need in this category as well. She is on the board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh, and is on the council for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Susan McGalla is a very busy woman, but still manages to find time to spend with her husband and children. Her husband works as a wealth manager.