About Howard Socol 2018-03-29T08:40:56+00:00

Howard Socol

former Chairman and CEO of Barneys New York

A legendary luxury retail executive and recipient of the Parsons School of Design Visionary Award, Howard offers strategic advice to One Rockwell’s management team and invaluable mentorship to its clients.

Beginning his career at Burdines in 1969, he worked his way up to Chairman and CEO in the ‘80s, growing the company from $475 million to $1.4 billion. His reign as CEO of J. Crew in the late ‘90s saw an expansion of online sales from $6 million to $30 million.

While he was Chairman and CEO of Barneys New York from 2001 to 2008, the company’s value increased from $125 million to $943 million. Since 2006 Howard has served as a mentor to designers in a program originally established by the Vogue-CFDA Fashion Fund.

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Howard Socol

Former Chairman
and CEO of Barneys New York

A legendary luxury retail executive and recipient of the Parsons School of Design Visionary Award, Howard offers strategic advice to One Rockwell’s management team and invaluable mentorship to its clients.

Beginning his career at Burdines in 1969, he worked his way up to Chairman and CEO in the ‘80s, growing the company from $475 million to $1.4 billion. His reign as CEO of J. Crew in the late ‘90s saw an expansion of online sales from $6 million to $30 million.

While he was Chairman and CEO of Barneys New York from 2001 to 2008, the company’s value increased from $125 million to $943 million. Since 2006 Howard has served as a mentor to designers in a program originally established by the Vogue-CFDA Fashion Fund.

Howard Socol

Former Chairman
and CEO of Barneys
New York

A legendary luxury retail executive and recipient of the Parsons School of Design Visionary Award, Howard offers strategic advice to One Rockwell’s management team and invaluable mentorship to its clients.

Beginning his career at Burdines in 1969, he worked his way up to Chairman and CEO in the ‘80s, growing the company from $475 million to $1.4 billion. His reign as CEO of J. Crew in the late ‘90s saw an expansion of online sales from $6 million to $30 million.

While he was Chairman and CEO of Barneys New York from 2001 to 2008, the company’s value increased from $125 million to $943 million. Since 2006 Howard has served as a mentor to designers in a program originally established by the Vogue-CFDA Fashion Fund.

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