Jerry D. Guess is Executive Vice-Chairman and President of The Guess Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors and a Shareholder. Mr. Guess became Executive Vice-Chairman and President of the Company in December of 2017 after being Principal. He is currently the Principal of a development and infrastructure company. Mr. Guess is also the Interim President for Guess Farms, Inc., the food service distribution subsidiary of The Guess Corporation. A serial entrepreneur since the age of 13, Mr. Guess has owned and operated many businesses over the years. His first business was a promotional button manufacturing company in which he sold campaign buttons to department stores and cosmetic firms. He launched a public relations and marketing firm and succeeded in serving a range for clients from office furniture retailers to transportation companies. Mr. Guess is currently pursuing undergraduate studies at Adams State University and is an LSAT candidate. As Executive Vice-Chairman and President, he works with the Executive Chairman to oversee the affairs of The Guess Corporation. In addition to oversight of day to day matters, Mr. Guess develops the strategy for the Company's two private foundations. He is also a founding shareholder in 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.
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.
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 a major public sector organization. She holds a top-secret security clearance. Prior to joining the public sector, 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.
Jerry D. Guess
Executive Vice-Chairman & President
Willie L. Guess
Executive Chairman & Founding Shareholder
Lead Director & Founding Shareholder
Jill E. Warlick
Senior Vice-President/General Manager & Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Jill E. Warlick is Senior Vice-President, General Manager and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of The Guess Corporation and a Shareholder. Ms. Warlick is an experienced management professional. She also has a significant amount of sales/marketing, operations and customer service experience. Prior to joining The Guess Corporation, Ms. Warlick was a sales consultant for a automobile franchise dealer. She has handled sales for several companies over the years. Additionally, she has been in management for companies handling operations, recruitment, accounting, sales, administration and loss prevention. Ms. Warlick earned an Associate's degree in Business Management from Davidson County Community College. As Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Ms. Warlick oversees the day to day operations of The Guess Corporation including administration, recruitment, sales/marketing, customer service matters and business operations for the Company, and also many of its subsidiaries. As Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, she provides support to the Secretary-Treasurer in handling corporate records and financial affairs.