David Aste



David Aste

Manager, Director, Vice President

Current Location

Boston, MA, USA

David is available for work

Established retail executive with exceptional ability to turn around performance for sustainable growth. Draws upon experience across multiple economic cycles, hands-on roles in every aspect of the business and a leadership philosophy of empowerment and leading by example. Utilizes analytics and sound judgment to take risks and develop innovative strategies to improve operations. Exceptional performance in the front of the house as well as the back of the house.

  • Brands David has worked with
    • Ermenegildo Zenga
    • Louis Vuitton
    • Oscar de la Renta
    • Bloomingdales
    • CHANEL
    • Giorgio Armani
    • Armani
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions

General Manager

Ermenegildo Zenga

Sep 2019 - Apr 2021

Recruited back to the Company to rebuild the Chicago business with a total annual volume of $5M– the third largest store in the US. Managed a staff of ten associates. Increased business by 30% in firs...

Store Director

Louis Vuitton

Jun 2017 - Sep 2019

Led and developed a staff of 40 associates including 6 Team Managers with total volume $40M. Partnered with Regional team to develop PR initiatives, CRM practices and operational improvements. Grew th...

General Manager

Ermenegildo Zenga

Jul 2013 - Jun 2017

Oversaw staff of 7 associates in this luxury retail store with total annual volume of $4M. Turned around performance through a comprehensive strategy developed after listening to sales associates and ...

Vice President –Retail

Oscar de la Renta

May 2012 - May 2013

Managed Corporate Buying and Operations teams with a total volume of $40M for 11 boutiques in 7 domestic and 4 international locations. Partnered with COO and merchandising team to revamp sell-through...

Group Manager – Men's & Home Store


Sep 2011 - May 2012

Led 5 Department Managers and 75 Sales Associates with a Total Volume of $35M. Identified performance opportunities with HR Manager to develop performance improvement plans, implemented strategies to ...

  • Management


  • Retail


  • Merchandising


  • Operations


  • Strategist


  • Sales


  • Visual




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