Christiane Pendarvis is a growth-oriented Brand President with over 25 years of experience leading direct-to-consumer and omni-channel retail businesses. Her career focus has been in retail general management and merchandising, running $250M to $1B operating businesses with Fortune 500 brands such as Old Navy and Victoria’s Secret. Known for her ability to translate insights into business strategies, she approaches all her roles with compassion, humility, and empathy, driving profitable growth and shareholder value by unlocking the power of people and diverse teams.
Ms. Pendarvis was most recently Co-president at Savage x Fenty. Under her leadership, the company delivered 200% revenue growth in 2020, 80% growth in 2021, and successfully closed two financing rounds totaling $240M in 2021. She also led an expansion into new product categories and physical retail. Prior to Savage x Fenty, Ms. Pendarvis was Senior Vice President of E-commerce and Marketplaces of FullBeauty Brands, where she had P&L responsibility for 80% of the company’s $800M in annual revenue.
Ms. Pendarvis is a member of the National Retail Federation’s Digital Council, Chairperson of the Women of Color Retail Alliance board, and sits on the board for Hims & Hers (NYSE: HIMS) and Hootsuite. She is passionate about increasing diversity and representation in the fashion industry and dedicates her time to mentoring women of color. Ms. Pendarvis has been recognized in WWD’s 2023 Most Inspirational Women Leaders, WWD’s 2022 50 Women in Power, and as a Top Woman in Retail by Women in Retail Leadership Circle in 2021.
She earned a bachelor of arts in economics from Harvard University and a master of business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.