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Gary White is currently CEO and Founder of GW Retail Consulting where he applies his unique retail expertise to business modalities in need of renewed vigor and special turnarounds, and evolves current business models to become even more successful through unexpected and fresh approaches. Gary was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of United Retail Group, Inc. and the Executive Vice President and COO of national retailer, Wet Seal, Inc. Gary has extensive experience in the retail business including five years at the Gymboree Corporation, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, two years as the head of Savers, Inc. and a 20-year career with Dayton Hudson, owners of Target and Mervyn's stores. He has also previously served on the boards of the March of Dimes and K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations). Gary attended Cuyahoga College and management courses at Harvard University School of Leadership Negotiation. He currently lives in Newport Coast, CA with his wife, Linda. Gary is a member of the 1997 class of Henry Crown Fellows and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.