Susan McGalla is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs at her age. Why? Here is her story.
Susan McGalla is the founder of American Eagle Outfitters Inc, and was previously the CEO of Wet Seal Inc., another influential company.
Her career began at Joseph Horne Company, where she learned a lot about marketing, propaganda, advertisement strategies, and lots of tips and tricks that made her an excellent business administrator.
Her role in the American Eagle Outfitters came along right after that position, and she began as a divisional merchandise buyer, specifically for female clothing. Susan McGalla started using her previous knowledge of administration and marketing to climb from one position to another, until she finally reached the role of the chief merchandising officer of the enterprise. It was then, that Susan McGalla was also rewarded with the position of President of the corporation.
McGalla would still lead the company to great circumstances under the new leadership, and McGalla even participated on the release of the 77kids brand. She would, however, leave her Presidential position, later on, to pursue another career path that would give her more experience and teach her more about different industries.
In January of 2009, she left the company to become a private financial consultant, but she would later, at the end of 2009, enter the Board of Directors of HFF Inc., a position that she still holds today.
Her career started skyrocketing when she acquired her position as the Chief Executive Officer of Wet Seal Inc. At that time, Susan McGalla discovered her pregnancy, and that would mean that she wouldn’t be able to remain in both jobs at the same time, but she was still learning from both positions until she eventually left the role of CEO of Wet Seal Inc.
Nowadays, Susan McGalla still holds two administration jobs: She remains on the Board of Directors of HFF Inc., and is currently the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for another enterprise, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Susan McGalla is an inspiration to many women in the world, as she has jumped from one high position to the next, acquiring precious knowledge and improving the business model of each company that she’s been to.
She is currently the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, and she has useful capabilities both in the financial market, as an administrator and in the marketing industry. All of these assets made Susan McGalla a unique addition to the companies she’s been to.