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  • Jose Chan

    Part-time Assistant Professor


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    A - 66 West 12th Street

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    Jose Chan


    José P. Chan is a senior retail executive, entrepreneur and PT Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design. He has been on the Parsons faculty for 12+ years. Concurrently, he has worked in the retail and apparel sector over 20+ years with LVMH, Richemont and Roberto Cavalli. He is the VP of Planning and a member of the senior leadership team for LVMH brand Loro Piana in North America. Additionally, he is a Founding Team Member and was VP Business Development and Advisory Board Member of Celect, an award winning retail technology firm that leverages machine learning in order to optimize inventory. The firm was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he was a graduate student there and works with large, well-known brands/retailers. It raised series A, B and C funding rounds in Silicon Valley and New York. Nike, Inc. acquired Celect in August 2019. José has held senior management positions reporting to CEOs and has extensive international management experience in buying, marketing, merchandising, planning, predictive analytics and has run retail store networks with P&L responsibility. He is an MIT Sloan Fellow.

    José has been invited to lecture on Retailing at various industry conferences and numerous universities including: 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). 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. A native New Yorker, Chan is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and has working knowledge of German.

    Degrees Held

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - SM (MSc) Management of Technology 

    University of Rochester - MBA Finance 

    Cornell University - BS Management 

    Fashion Institute of Technology - AAS Design

    Additional Studies

    Harvard Business School - Graduate Coursework

    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - Graduate Coursework


    Recent Publications

    Chan, J.P. (June 2017). PP 12-15. Using Predictive Analytics to Meet Customer Expectations. Retrieved from Journal of Corporate Renewal http://www.tmajcr.org/journalofcorporaterenewal/june_2017/?pg=1&pm=2&u1=friend

    Chan, J.P. (May 2017). Overcoming Inventory Allocation Obstacles in an Omnichannel World. Retrieved from Sourcing Journal https://sourcingjournalonline.com/overcoming-inventory-allocation-obstacles-omnichannel-world-cc/


    Research Interests

    Technology, Retail, Entrepreneurship, Management, Design




    Brick & Data Podcast

    Sourcing Journal

    Swedish Radio Interview Min 11:00

    Current Courses

    Retailing & Service Design
    PMFM 5070, Spring 2023

    Future Courses

    Technology & Innovation
    PMFM 5030, Fall 2023

    Past Courses

    Technology & Innovation
    PMFM 5030, Fall 2022

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