Stacey Widlitz is the president of SW Retail Advisors, a consulting firm with offices in London and New York. She advises institutional investors as well as retailers with a need for International expertise in the consumer sector. Stacey is also a CNBC Contributor.Expand

After receiving an MBA from NYU, Widlitz started her career covering retail equities at PaineWebber (now UBS). She held senior analyst positions at UBS, SG Cowen, Fulcrum Partners and Pali Capital, where she covered an eclectic group from discounters to luxury. After 12 years of covering retail equities, she launched SW Retail Advisors in 2011. She publishes a monthly newsletter "What You Need to Know Across the Retail Pond."Collapse

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