• Profile:

    José is a general manager, entrepreneur and educator that has spent 22+ years in the fashion retail and luxury goods sector and has worked for Roberto Cavalli, Loro Piana, LVMH and Richemont.

    He is the Vice President Business Development for Celect, a retail technology firm founded at MIT. He has extensive international experience and has held positions in buying, design, marketing, merchandising, planning, production, corporate sales and general management. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design where he has taught Retailing, as well as Merchandising courses for 10+ years. He has also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. José is the Founder of the New York Fashion Retail Association -- an innovative, professional industry forum that explores trends, opportunities and challenges that face the fashion and retail industry. In addition, he is the co-host of the Brick & Data Podcast, a mentor at XRC Labs, New York Fashion Tech Lab and the National Retail Federation Student Association Faculty Advisor for the New School.

    José has been invited to lecture on Retailing at various industry conferences, as well as Columbia University (CBS), Cornell University (Cornell Tech/FSAD), Fashion Institute of Technology (GFM), Harvard University (HBS), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan), New York University (Stern), The University of Chicago (Booth), The University of Navarra (IESE), Parsons School of Design, The University of Rochester (Simon), XRC Labs and Fashion Group International (FGI). A native New Yorker, José is fluent in Spanish, Italian and is conversant in French. 

    Degrees Held:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - SM Management of Technology 

    University of Rochester - MBA Finance 

    Cornell University - BS Management 

    Fashion Institute of Technology - AAS Design


    Recent Publications:

    Chan, J.P. (June 2017). PP 12-15. Using Predictive Analytics to Meet Customer Expectations. Retrieved from Journal of Corporate Renewal

    Chan, J.P. (May 2017). Overcoming Inventory Allocation Obstacles in an Omnichannel World. Retrieved from Sourcing Journal


    Research Interests:

    Technology, Retail, Entrepreneurship, Management, Design

    Current Courses:

    Accessory Industry

    Marketing 3: Marketing Mgmt

    Retail Buying (Fall 2018)

    Retailing (Fall 2018)

    Technology & Innovation