Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
Mr. Schottenstein serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from March 2005 to April 2009. Mr. Schottenstein became a director of DSW in March 2005. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and Schottenstein Stores Corporation since March 1992, was Chairman of Retail Ventures from March 1992 to May 2011, and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Ventures from April 1991 to July 1997 and from July 1999 to December 2000. Mr. Schottenstein served as Vice Chairman of SSC from 1986 until March 1992 and as a director of SSC since 1982. He served in various executive capacities at SSC since 1976. Mr. Schottenstein is also a director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
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