Michael Gilson

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Portmeirion Group North America

Michael Gilson is an international retail executive with over 30 years in the fashion, apparel, and home industry. Michael is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Portmeirion Group North America. Portmeirion Group PLC, headquartered in the United Kingdom, are owner, designer, manufacturer, and omni-channel retailer leading homeware brands in global markets. Prior to joining Portmeirion Michael founded Cormac Advisory Services LLC, offering a full range of consulting services to retail, e-commerce, and wholesale businesses, including end-to-end product development and sourcing capabilities. He also served as Vice President of Private Brands, Strategy, and Global Sourcing Operations for Hudson’s Bay Company (parent of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hudson’s Bay Canada). Mr. Gilson served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Smart Apparel US, a men’s fashion, and wholesale company. Mr. Gilson worked for over 20 years in May Department Stores International, where he advanced to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His resume includes a stint at Deloitte LLP as senior audit manager. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Cum Laude from Adelphi University in New York. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, Mr. Gilson serves on several Boards of Directors, including Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) as its Vice Chair, the Better Buying Institute and on the LIM College advisory board. Michael has lived abroad, in the Midwest, and now resides in New York City.