President, Lord & Taylor
Ruth Hartman is the president of Lord & Taylor. Prior to this position, Ruth was the chief merchandising officer of Le Tote. She joined Le Tote in 2014 and brings with her more than 20 years of in-depth business and merchandising expertise. Ruth has a proven track record of successfully delivering profitable growth with responsibility for merchandising strategy, product assortment, product development, organizational development and strategic planning. Ruth started her career at Henri Bendel in New York before joining the buying team at Macy’s in San Francisco. While at Macy’s she was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue in branded and private brand categories including apparel, accessories and footwear. Following her tenure at Macy’s, Ruth spent five years at DSW on the leadership team where she oversaw the $1.2B women’s footwear business, increasing revenue and profits every year. In her role at Le Tote Ruth oversees the design, production and merchandising teams. Ruth also oversees Le Tote’s eleven exclusive, in-house brands.