The Clothes Mentor management team has more than 80 years of franchise and retail industry experience in the resale niche. This experience will help you to maximize your investment and reach your business goals.
Ted Manley is the Vice President of Clothes Mentor. He has been Vice President of Clothes Mentor since November 2013. Ted has held many management positions with Grow Biz International, now called Winmark. He was President of all Winmark Brands, including Once Upon a Child, Plato’s Closet, Music Go Round, and Play It Again Sports. There are currently over 1,000 locations for the four brands.
Chris Berquist is the Director of Clothes Mentor overseeing the brand operations. Chris has over 35 years’ experience in retailing and franchising. He held leadership positions with JCPenney, Kohl’s and Sears department stores. His experience includes planning, purchasing, store operations and human resources. Chris has over 12 years’ experience in the Franchise industry which includes consulting and heading a resale brand of 450 plus stores across the United States and Canada.
Amy Donnelly is the Regional Operations Manager for Clothes Mentor’s Southeast Region. Prior to joining Clothes Mentor in 2013, she spent 8 years in retail management with Limited Brands. Amy holds a BA degree.
Dan Goetz is the Regional Operations Manager for Clothes Mentor in the West Region. Previous to joining the Clothes Mentor Corporate staff in February of 2014, he worked in leadership positions with Aèropostale, Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Target stores. He attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State University. He brings a strong background in Operations, Merchandising, and Human Resources to the Clothes Mentor team.
Courtney Holmer is a Regional Operations Manager for Clothes Mentor. She was previously the New Store Coordinator for Clothes Mentor starting in 2012. Prior to that, she spent 18 months in management at the company owned store. Courtney attended both UW-Stout and AIU in London, England for Fashion Merchandising and Buying. She started with Clothes Mentor in 2009 as a store intern also designing Clothes Mentor trend guides and other training materials used in the franchise system.
Heather Ellingsen is the Regional Operations Manager for Clothes Mentor's Mid-Atlantic region. She joined Clothes Mentor in December 2014. Heather has over 25 years of retail experience from Maurice's, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. She brings a strong background in multi-unit management, operations, merchandising, and human resources to the Clothes Mentor team. Heather holds a BS in Retail Management and Merchandising from the University of North Dakota.