Blair Watkins is President of The Guess Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors and a Shareholder. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Watkins was President and Executive Chairman of a private capital firm that she founded. Before launching her own firm, she was in charge of business development for a West Coast based capital firm and successfully closed real estate financings in excess of $300 million. Ms. Watkins' career includes fashion merchandising experience. She worked for Kate Spade as a visual merchandising coordinator. Ms. Watkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Marketing and Management from the Art Institute of California. As the recently appointed President, Ms. Watkins oversees the day to day operations of the company.
Executive Vice-Chairman & Shareholder
Kathleen Mutschler is Executive Vice-Chairman of The Guess Corporation and a Shareholder. She has had a successful business career in sales, marketing and development. Most recently she held a position as Director of Sales and Marketing for a food service company. Prior to that position, she was Business Development Manager for an information technology company. Ms. Mutschler also worked for a Xerox dealer handling sales and marketing. She is a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. As the recently appointed Executive Vice-Chairman, Ms. Mutschler works with the Executive Chairman to oversee the Board of Directors and the overall strategic development of the company.
Angel Harris is Secretary and Treasurer of The Guess Corporation and a Shareholder. Ms. Harris is an experienced business professional. She has successfully owned and operated a growing tax practice and been involved in entrepreneurial ventures over the years. Ms. Harris has a wealth of corporate experience, as she has held positions in mortgage banking and managed human resources departments for companies. She joined The Guess Corporation initially as Associate Vice-President and Managing Director. In that position, she was instrumental in handling business development for the Company and overseeing various projects.
President & Shareholder
Toni Bianco is a Director of The Guess Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors and a Shareholder. Mr. Bianco is a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Bianco is Chief Operating Officer for Long John Silver's Restaurants and Senior Vice-President of their international operations. Prior to Long John Silver's, Mr. Bianco was Vice-President of Asia for Papa John's International. Mr. Bianco earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Education from Abilene Christian University.
Director & Shareholder
Paris Smith is Lead Director of The Guess Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors and a Shareholder. Ms. Smith is an Enterprise Support Specialist for the Executive Office of the President, White House for the U.S. Government. She holds a top-secret security clearance. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Ms. Smith was Deputy Director of Technology for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Most recently, Ms. Smith was a team member for the D.C. Divas Championship Women's Football League team in Washington, D.C. Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Network Security from ECPI College of Technology.
Willie L. Guess
Executive Chairman & Shareholder
Secretary-Treasurer & Shareholder
Willie L. Guess is Executive Chairman of The Guess Corporation and a Shareholder. He has had a successful career in the automotive industry for over 30 years. A young man in the 70s, he thumbed a ride to Winston-Salem, North Carolina with only $300 in his pocket and landed a job at a local dealership selling cars. After failing during his first day of work, he regrouped and eventually went on to become the number one car salesman in the Triad of North Carolina and then the entire state. As the recently appointed Executive Chairman, Mr. Guess oversees the Board of Directors and the company in general. He supports management through strategic guidance and business development. Mr. Guess is a founding shareholder in the company.
Lead Director & Shareholder