In 2016 Michelle Garvey joined J Crew, the international retailer of women's, men's and children's apparel, shoes and accessories, and currently serves as the company's executive vice president and chief information officer. The J. Crew Group operates 202 J.Crew retail stores, 131 Madewell stores, jcrew.com, jcrewfactory.com, madewell.com and 174 factory stores (including 42 J.Crew Mercantile stores).
After starting her career with Andersen Consulting, Garvey focused on information technology roles with retailers Brooks Brothers, Crate and Barrel and Ann Taylor. She is a strategic and transformational digital technology executive who drives improved profitability through delivery of innovative technology solutions. Garvey prides herself on modeling collaboration across business units and functional disciplines, while motivating teams to deliver high-value results the right way.
Recent Industry honors include being named by CIO Magazine to the CIO Hall of Fame, being named one of the Top 10 Women in Retail Tech by Chain Store Age magazine and appointment as an HMG Strategy 2019 "Top Executive to Watch."
Garvey is an active board member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, working to make Fairfield County, Connecticut, an ever more vital and inclusive community where every person has the opportunity to thrive. She is a past board chair of the Unitarian Church in Westport and a past treasurer and board member of the Wonderland Wizards Youth Hockey organization. She is active in causes encouraging STEM education and careers for girls, diversity in the workplace and leadership development. She is a frequent speaker at industry and technology events.
Garvey graduated from Cornell University with a BS in civil engineering and continued at Cornell to earn her MBA at the Johnson Graduate School of Management.