DALLAS – Dallas Market Center (DMC) welcomes Karen Ryder as its new chief operating officer responsible for marketing, retail development, market services, IT and digital.
“This is a pivotal moment for the future of our company,” said Cindy Morris, DMC president and CEO. “As we evolve to meet the changing demands of our customers, Karen’s background in technology, brand development, and growth strategies will be invaluable. She’s a proven leader who has demonstrated the ability to advance corporate goals while also serving customers and developing talented leaders. Our continuing focus on growing buyers and brands, supported by technology, will benefit from her knowledge and expertise.”
Ryder brings to the position a background that includes brick and mortar retail and digital. She previously served in positions including vice president of growth for Michaels, global head of brand and retail at RewardStyle (now LTK), and director of global innovation and corporate strategy at the Estee Lauder Companies.
The center has experienced growth in buyers visiting the marketplace and new brands taking space in its five million square foot collection of buildings.
“I’m looking forward to advancing our mission of inspiration and commerce in an innovative way,” said Ryder. “This business is driven by great products and people with a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit, so I view the opportunity to work together with such important stakeholders as the chance of a lifetime.”