American Eagle Outfitters
American Eagle Outfitters® (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle® and Aerie® brands. We are an inclusive, optimistic and empowering company that celebrates the individuality of our customers and associates. Our purpose is to show the world that there’s REAL power in the optimism of youth.
Since 1992, Jay has been a visionary leader for American Eagle Outfitters. Together, with his father Jerome Schottenstein, the two forged a path that led to the evolution of AEO from a single brand company, to a multi-brand global business. Jay has been instrumental in the successful growth of American Eagle and the launch of the Aerie brand, and has built a strong foundation for AEO’s leading market position.
Jen joined AEO in August 2010 as Chief Merchandising Officer for the Aerie brand and has been an instrumental force in Aerie’s successful expansion. In her current role as Aerie Global Brand President, Jen has set the strategic vision of the brand, fueled a body positivity movement and advocates for the empowerment of all our customers. Together with the Aerie team, Jen has led successful product innovation and the expansion of the collection.
Fred has been an integral member of AEO’s field, merchandising and direct business for more than 40 years. Fred began his career as an assistant store manager, and later joined and grew the merchant teams. Fred became Vice President and General Merchandise Manager in 1998 and Senior Vice President of Merchandising in 2001. In 2004, he was promoted to Executive Vice President – AE Direct and became Executive Vice President – AEO Inc. in 2011, with expanded responsibility to include brand merchandising. Fred’s steadfast leadership, and expertise across numerous segments of the business has helped to ensure that AEO remains an industry leader.