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Annemarie has assisted us in planning, design, sourcing and marketing of our new product line. Her experience and straightforward approach to both design and business has allowed our company to make some very smart, creative choices. She has been generous with her time, contacts and knowledge and responsive to our occasional crises. Beyond her consummate professionalism, she is a delight to work and effuses positive energy - must be that Vermont air!
Between 1996 and 2001, in addition to being VP of Exploration Specialists International, I had the opportunity to organize and lead several high profile Mount Everest climbing expeditions. I worked extensively with Annemarie on cold weather and high altitude equipment for the expeditions. She is extremely committed, creative, a great team player and one of the highest energy people I have deal with in my professional career.
Annemarie was indispensable to the launch of our brand. Her experience and expertise in apparel development and sourcing contributed greatly to our success!
I was able to work with Annemarie on the development of a new brand in the winter market. She was given the task of developing an entire line of winter accessories in an abnormally short period of time. She ended up with an extensive line that was well-designed and well-made. She cares about the designs of her products down to every little detail. She lives the lifestyle so it only makes sense that she would want to create a product that she would want to wear on the mountain and that advances the design of products in this market.
I was very impressed with Annemarie’s resourcefulness and strong grasp of complex buying and management of this unique retail structure. She was a constant motivation and support for all the team members at the resort, she went above and beyond to deliver quality product and maintaining great relationships at the resort.Her valuable addition to the Buying team made huge strides from day one. Annemarie always demonstrated a very approachable attitude for her subordinates and peers. Her relationship building with local vendors in the community increased sales and brought unique merchandise into the resort proving to help make it a highly exclusive experience. She incorporated events around these local businesses at the resort to help market the uniqueness and quality that furthered enhanced the guest experience. Annemarie shares an excellent professional and personal rapport with almost everyone who knows her in the Vermont and Ski Industry, which to me is a very rare quality. Her pleasant and “can do” attitude was respected amongst her peers and leaders in the company and was one of her biggest assets. Her enthusiasm, diligence and precision at work are a winning combination. Annemarie Furey would be an extremely valuable asset for any organization she has the privilege of joining. I am confident of her stellar performance and strongly recommend her.