Holland Grumieaux, President / Founder
Before founding Banson NYC in November, 2008, Holland had been a Senior Vice President at Jones Apparel Group (JAG) for five years. She oversaw the Juniors and Girls divisions for the Jeanswear Group. During this time she launched and managed sales teams for three different branded businesses with retailers such as Kohls, Mervyns, Sears, Macy's, Carsons/Bon Ton and Belk as well as a private label program for all divisions of Macy's.
Prior to joining JAG, Holland was a Vice President with Tommy Hilfiger for eight years. She joined Tommy at the height of their success in 1995 to launch the Tommy Jeans Mens business and then was promoted two years later to run the new Juniors business. In 2001 the company decided to relaunch the Girls 7-16 division to appeal to the tween market and Holland was selected to lead the division.
For the previous six years, Holland held various positions with Ellen Tracy, Guess Jeans and Saks Fifth Avenue, where she began her career in the executive training program.
Prior to launching her career, Holland majored in Retailing in the School of Human Development at Syracuse University. Before graduating in 1989, Holland spent a summer working in London at John Lewis on Oxford Street through the Division of International Programs Abroad. She furthered her experience by interning at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC during the first semester of her senior year.