Kathi Lentzsch

CEO, Bartell Drugs

Experienced Board Member, CEO, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, Retail and Wholesale Consultant, Advisor

Entrepreneurial and results-driven chief executive with a broad background in high-growth public and private companies with revenues ranging from $11 million to $3.2 billion. Successful at raising capital in both the public and private sectors. M&A experience.

Highly creative, curious and financially astute visionary specializing in the development of passion brands and the growth of new concepts. Proven innovator and effective change agent in the turn-around and re-imagination mature retail, e-commerce and wholesale businesses.

Energetic, dynamic leader and accomplished team builder who believes professional integrity and corporate social responsibility are business essentials.

Over twenty years of international sourcing experience across thirty countries and five continents. Expert at product development and building private label businesses with proprietary products and exclusive designs.

Experience across all business units with exceptional strength in strategic planning, brand development, merchandising, marketing (including digital), B2B, B2C, licensing, sourcing and compliance, operations, inventory management, store and web design, and visual merchandising.

Broad background across home furnishings, decorative accessories, apparel, jewelry, fashion accessories, gifts, consumables, wine, organic products, and heath and wellness (including pharmacy and alternative medicine).

My Sessions

Seizing Board Opportunities in PE Backed Next-Gen Companies

Following up on our popular Ascendant series, Building your Career in Retail, we’ll discuss what it takes to get on a private equity backed board and the remit necessary to make meaningful contributions. Using the theme of speed as our framework, we’ll help you accelerate your journey by revealing the crucial steps you’ll need to […]