Michael Gould (chief executive)
|Alma mater||Columbia University (B.A.)
Columbia Business School (M.B.A.)
|Known for||Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale's (1991-2014)|
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.
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.
- Beth Surdut, "Michael Gould and Leonard Florence: Let Me Tell You a Story", Hebrew College Today.
- Federated Department Stores
- Columbia University speaker profile