SVP & GMM, Finish Line at Macy’s
Ronnie Jefferson a native of Washington DC is currently Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager over Finish Line Macy’s Division of JD Finish Line. Prior to that, he was appointed in September 2016 to lead the Finish Line team in a similar role. Ronnie previously served as Vice President, GMM of Finish Line Macy’s from August 2013 to May 2015. He joined the company in 2007 as Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Lifestyle and Kid’s Footwear.
A retail veteran, Ronnie’s career also includes eight years as a buyer at Nordstrom, Inc. where he drove the successful execution of strategic and corporate merchandising initiatives, vendor negotiations and purchasing for Men’s footwear in the Midwest and East Coast regions. Prior to that, Ronnie had a successful career within the entertainment business owning several night clubs as well as the Power Productions Entertainment Company which promoted major concerts across the U.S. He started his retail career with Foot Locker where he held numerous positions over a 10-year span across the East Coast and Southern regions.
Notable Awards: In June of 2010 Ronnie was named one of the SBG 40 Under 40 sporting goods industry’s best and brightest professionals under the age of 40. This is a very special award as the recipients were nominated by thier industry colleagues and/or peers for not only leading the way into the future for their companies, but for industry as well.
- 2019 Featured in the Indianapolis Monthly Print Ad for Elan Furs and TV Commercial
- 2014 First African American to be featured in the Raleigh Men’s Wear Ultimate Style Guide Spring/Summer Edition