Ms. Nancy Youssef currently serves as Chief Business Development Officer for Soles 4 Souls, a not for profit social enterprise based in Nashville, TN focused on sustainably repurposing apparel and footwear. Ms. Youssef is also founder and President of award winning Curves with Purpose, a women’s e-commerce marketplace celebrating shape diversity, and disrupting the cycle of poverty through charitable partnerships. Youssef is an adjunct professor of Fashion Entrepreneurship and Retail Management at Belmont University.
Ms. Youssef served as senior vice president, international business development for Canton, MA-based Destination XL group, the largest omni-channel specialty retailer of big and tall men's apparel. Prior to joining Destination XL, Youssef was vice president, international business development for NYSE-listed Genesco, Inc. where she pioneered the Fortune 1000 footwear and apparel retailer’s portfolio of brands outside the U.S. In this role she successfully directed the entry of the Fortune 1000 company into more than two dozen countries around the world and was pivotal in acquisitions, partnerships and licensing relationships. Prior to that, she served as senior brand manager for interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. and has led business development for fashion apparel and accessories importer and distributor SAS-Egypt.
Ms. Youssef earned her B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University with focuses in Accounting, French & International Studies. Ms. Youssef completed a diploma in International Fashion Design studies at the Instituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy which gave her the opportunity to become fluent in her fifth language, adding Italian to Arabic, English, French and Spanish.