Karen Katz, who is a graduate of the University of Texas, is the former chief executive, president and director of the Neiman Marcus Group . She stepped down from the role in January 2019. She now serves as the interim chief executive of Intermix. Since 2014 she has also been on the board of directors at Under Armour.
Katz has worked in a number of key executive and leadership roles at Neiman Marcus since joining the group as a merchandise manager in 1985. Most recently she has leveraged Neiman Marcus’ brick and mortar assets to launch an omni-channel strategy that includes merging planning and buying teams for all departments and integrating customers’ online and in-store experiences with in-store apps and personalised web dashboards.
Under Katz, Neiman Marcus acquired luxury e-commerce site MyTheresa.com, the Munich-based luxury e-tailer. She also expanded MyTheresa’s e-commerce offerings to bolster the Neiman Marcus omni-channel strategy and oversaw the opening of the retailer’s first New York City flagship in 2018, a seven-story retail project situated in the Hudson Yards in Manhattan’s far West Side.
In May 2022, Katz joined online boutique Intermix as the interim chief executive.