Meet the Team: Andrea Petrone
Meet Andrea: Our resident excel whiz with a music taste worthy of the gods and
the healthiest looking hair your eyes ever did see. Get to know, Andrea!
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE HERE AT INGRID & ISABEL? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT IAI?I am the Director of Planning and I've been here a little over a year. In a nutshell, I basically make sure that we have the perfect amount of inventory (not too much, not too little), create financials plans and make sure that we stay on track to hit them. Some people might call me the “voice of reason” or the “dream crusher” if I tell them “no” because its too $$ to do 😉
LET'S DO AN ICE BREAKER! IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A BOOK ABOUT YOURSELF,
WHAT WOULD YOU NAME IT?
“AN-dree-uh PE-troan-ee” No one ever says my name properly, haha.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS AS A PLANNER THAT YOU THINK ABOUT EVERYDAY?
Sales, forecasts, inventory levels, margin, and excel. Lots of excel.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT SO FAR AT INGRID & ISABEL?
Not sure if this is a project or not, but I love that since we are such a small team that I get to wear many hats. It allows me to take a break from the numbers (and excel) to use the other half of my brain and use my creative side.
IF YOU WEREN'T WORKING IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY, IN ANOTHER LIFE WHAT CAREER PATH WOULD YOU HAVE CHOSEN?
Interior designer for sure.
AS A MOTHER, WHAT'S A PRODUCT/ITEM/SOLUTION/LIFE-HACK YOU WISH YOU GOT AHOLD OF DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
I wish the Afterband had been around after I had Sloane. I also wish I would have taken more naps before she was born. 😊
WHERE DO YOU SEE THE FASHION INDUSTRY HEADING IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
I think that there will be a lot more sustainable and recyclable fabrics being used.
WHAT'S YOUR PERSONAL MANTRA?
“You can take the girl out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the girl.”
WHAT CAN WE FIND YOU DOING ON THE WEEKENDS?
Marin Country Mart. Love that place! Great spot for kids. Our restaurant in Mill Valley, Piazza D'Angelo. Mill Valley dog park with Sloane, Lola (our Bernedoodle), and my husband, Luigi <3.
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