Jay Schmidt

As Caleres President, Jay has leadership oversight over the company’s entire brand portfolio including responsibility for the organization’s wholesale operations, digital business and ecommerce growth, retail store network, creative efforts and brand communications. Prior to joining the company in 2008, Schmidt spent more than 25 years developing extensive brand marketing and merchandising experience. He spent ten years with Nine West Group in several capacities and also held positions with Lord & Taylor, May Merchandising Corporation and Macy’s.

Jay serves on the Board of Directors of the Accessories Council.