Proposed Nominees > Ken Pilot
Former President of ABC Carpet & Home
Ken Pilot has over 30 years of experience across all aspects of the retail business including merchandising, operations, e-commerce, logistics, sourcing and production and has particularly valuable expertise in home furnishing retailing as the former President of ABC Carpet & Home from 2010 until May of 2015. During Mr. Pilot’s tenure as President, ABC Carpet doubled in profitability over a three year period and saw a sharp turnaround in comp store sales, which increased during his leadership to over +20% from a previous level of -7%. Currently the co-founder of Pilot Consulting Practice LLC, Mr. Pilot worked at Gap, Inc. from 1989 to 2002, where he launched Gap Outlet, was President of Gap International, and ultimately served as President of Gap Global overseeing merchandising, sourcing, store operations, finance, and human resources, with revenues in excess of $4 billion. He subsequently served as President of Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Stores and New Business Development, President of the Martin and Osa concept at American Eagle Outfitters, and CEO of RobotGalaxy. He graduated with a B.A. degree in History from Colgate University in 1983.