Former Wal-Mart Executive to Play Strategic Role Supporting Growth of Guggenheim's Portfolio Companies
Guggenheim Partners announced today that Dorothy “Dottie” Mattison has joined the firm as a senior managing director. Mattison reports to Todd
Boehly, managing partner in the office of the CEO, and is focused on building and strengthening companies in which Guggenheim has invested, taking advantage of her consumer brand and retail expertise.
“Dottie will play an integral role in our efforts to maximize the value of our current portfolio company investments and to identify additional prospective companies with which we may establish partnerships,” stated Todd Boehly. “Her breadth of experience in brand management, ability to leverage intellectual property across consumer platforms and deep operating experience in retail makes her a valuable addition to our team. It is with great pleasure that I welcome Dottie to Guggenheim.”
A retail and apparel industry veteran, Mattison was most recently the senior vice president of the Apparel Global Merchandising Center of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She was responsible for all product strategy, design, development, sourcing, production and brand management for Wal-Mart’s portfolio of private apparel brands. She also led the relocation and build-out of Wal-Mart’s apparel operation when the business moved to New York City in 2007. Prior to this role, Mattison was vice president and chief merchant of Walmart.com. She started her retail career as an hourly sales associate in the Gap Brand Stores division of Gap Inc., rising through the company’s merchandizing ranks to vice president.
In 2007, The Wall Street Journal named Mattison one of “50 Women to Watch.” She has been a participant in Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, and a member of the National Association of Female Executives Closed Roundtable. Mattison serves on the board of directors for Dress for Success Worldwide.
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