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Reminiscences of Luigi Votano : oral history, 2007.

Creator: Votano, Luigi, 1946-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 146 p. sound recordings: 7 CD-ROMs (104; 95; 96 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

President and CEO, N. Peal; Head of Retail Merchandising, Hawaii Retail Group.

Scope and Contents

Childhood and family life in Italy; early years in retail in the US; co-founder/owner, Votano's, New York; career at General Atlantic Group Limited: president and CEO, N. Peal, 1985-1992; head of retail merchandising, Hawaii Retail Group, 1993-2001; expansion of N. Peal; reflections on GAGL's corporate culture and change in its dynamic with subsequent leadership changes; negotiations with Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A and other fashion houses; career at Ferragamo: managing director, Salavatore Ferragamo Hawaii, 1997-2001; general manager, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bal Harbour, 2005-present; reminiscences of Charles F. Feeney.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.

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