Michael Gould (chief executive)

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Not to be confused with Mick Gould or Michael Gould (actor).
Michael Gould
Born Boston, Massachusetts
Alma mater Columbia University (B.A.)
Columbia Business School (M.B.A.)
Occupation Retailer
Known for Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale's (1991-2014)

Michael Gould was the Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale's, a division of Macy's Inc. for 23 years.

Gould received his BA from Columbia University in 1966 and his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1968.

Gould began his career at Abraham & Straus before leaving in 1978 to join Robinson's Department Stores in Los Angeles. He was twice promoted at Robinson's, reaching the position of Executive Vice President, merchandising and sales promotion in 1981.

In 1986, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Giorgio Beverly Hills, which was purchased by Avon the following year. After Giorgio's acquisition by Avon, Gould was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer.

In 1991, Gould began serving as Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale's. He continued in that capacity through January, 2014.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gould was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1993, he married Andrea Jung, a Canadian-American business executive, then a Senior Vice President at Neiman Marcus and later the first female CEO of Avon. The couple adopted a child together but have since divorced.

Gould is involved with a number of philanthropic and non-profit organizations. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Hebrew College in Boston, the Board of Trustees of Lenox Hill Hospital, the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. He is a Sustaining Fellow of Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies and a Founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He also serves on the Board of Regents of the City of Hope and on the Executive Council of the American Jewish Committee.

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