Mary currently serves as an Operating Partner with IVEST Consumer Partners and has extensive entrepreneurial and retail experience.
She was previously the President of GiftingGrace, a JCPenny company. There she was responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies for online retailers and brand name gifts. She also led the management of overall operations and resources within the company and was responsible for full P&L and bottom-line accountability. During her first 100 days, she sold over 150k units and drove 1.7 million website visits, exceeding her sales objectives.
Prior to GiftingGrace, Mary founded Creative Crib, a multi-channel consulting company targetting manufactuers, retailers, and international brands with consumer centric positions. There, she executed a 5-year exlusive licensing deal between The Bon-Ton Stores and the Austrailian Surf Brand, Mambo.