Patricia Lounis joined inQbrands as the Chief Merchandising Officer effective February 15th, 2016. Her responsibilities include Brand Development, Merchandising, Product Development, Design and Marketing. Patricia brings over 30 years of experience in Retail, Branding, Design, Product, and Sourcing. Patricia is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also holds a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She started her career in Apparel Design, working on 7th Avenue in New York. She then moved to Seattle where she designed for companies such as Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, Levi’s Jeans, Hannah Anderson, Union Bay, Diadora Italy and Jantzen. Later she worked in international sourcing for Eddie Bauer, managed a product group for private label brands for Nordstrom and worked as a buyer for Lands’ End. The major US retailers she has worked for also include JCPenney and Michael’s Arts and Crafts where she was a Director of Private Brand and Product Development. Patricia has a teenage son, two cats and loves living in Southern California where the weather is like a warm hug every day.