Chief Growth & Innovation Officer
Nick Kaplan leads Growth, Innovation, and Strategy at The Saadia Group, a commerce-vertical in multi-category product manufacturing and retailing. Nick is responsible for leading the Saadia Group’s transformation from a wholesale, real estate, distribution entity to an end-to-end vertical operating model that is a combination of media, data, and commerce. Amongst the 14 brands in The Saadia Group portfolio are Lord & Taylor, New York & Company, Aquatalia, Fashion to Figure, and Le Tote.
Prior to joining the Saadia Group, Nick led Fashion to Figure, which he co-founded, after it was acquired by RetailWinds (RTW), a publicly traded company, where he served on the Executive Committee. Throughout his time at FTF, Nick strategized and developed several areas of the business including strategy, e-commerce, growth, design & merchandising, data & analytics, and the customer journey.
Nick started his career in the consumer and experiential retail industry after graduating from Lehigh University. His career includes merchandising and leadership roles at Tommy Hilfiger, Bluefly.com and Saks Fifth Avenue. Nick has launched several entrepreneurial ventures in the floral, fashion, and off-price apparel space.