Chief Executive Officer
Karen Katz, who is a graduate of the University of Texas, has been the chief executive officer, president and director of the Neiman MarcusGroup since 2010. Since 2014 she has also been on the board of directors at Under Armour.
Karen has worked in a number of key executive and leadership roles at Neiman Marcus since joining the group as a merchandise manager in 1985. Most recently she has leveraged Neiman Marcus’ brick and mortar assets to launch an omni-channel strategy that includes merging planning and buying teams for all departments and integrating customers’ online and in-store experiences with in-store apps and personalized web dashboards.
Under Karen, Neiman Marcus acquired luxury e-commerce site MyTheresa.com, the Munich-based luxury e-tailer. She plans to expand MyTheresa’s e-commerce offerings to bolster the Neiman Marcus omni-channel strategy.
Karen will then oversee the opening of the retailer’s first New York City flagship in 2018, a seven-story retail project situated in the Hudson Yards in Manhattan’s far West Side.