Global Conference 2016
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Barneys New York
Daniella Vitale is chief operating officer and senior executive vice president for Barneys New York. Vitale, who joined Barneys in 2010, oversees e-commerce and e-business strategy, as well as women's merchandising for the brand. Vitale has played a key role, alongside Mark Lee, in the rebuilding of Barneys. Previously, Vitale was president and CEO of Gucci America. Before that, she was vice president of wholesale at Giorgio Armani and then joined Gucci in a similar capacity. She began her career in the luxury sector as a merchandise manager at Salvatore Ferragamo. A philanthropist, Vitale has received two awards for her charitable contributions: the Champion of Children award from LIFT and Women Who Get It Right from NBCCF. Vitale sits on the New York Business Advisory Board of UNICEF as the vice chair. She studied at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising and then the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.