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Chris Guillot

Merchant Method
Founder and Retail Consultant
Seattle, WA
Christine Guillot is a seasoned retail executive with over 18 years of experience in the retailing and manufacturing of women’s and men’s apparel, women’s accessories, branded and private label handbags, stationery and gifting products, and personal care.

Her national career includes working with Anthropologie, J. Crew, Nordstrom, Gap Inc. (Gap and Banana Republic), Estée Lauder (Origins Natural Resources), Spiegel, Chelsey Henry, and the Green Inspired brand (exclusively for Target).

Chris has a comprehensive depth and breadth of experience that includes branding, product development, merchandising and visual display, retail financial planning, strategic inventory management, account management, production, inbound logistics, corporate training and development, store management, and personal styling for companies of all sizes and stages of growth.

Chris earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where she concentrated in New and Small Business Management. She minored in Sociology and combined both interests to make meaningful contributions to the community of Washington, DC as a Certified Entrepreneurial Instructor for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. At NFTE, she instructed at-risk youth how to start and operate their own entrepreneurial retail ventures.

In 2012 Chris founded Merchant Method, a boutique consulting agency specializing in teaching independent retailers and manufacturers the retail intelligence they need to nurture strategic growth. Get in touch at chris@merchantmethod.com or visit merchantmethod.com.