Brian Lee from Globalview Advisors attended the Harvard Leadership Series event on “Winning in Retail”, held at the Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine on September 19, 2017. Adam Gromfin, President of ThreeSixty Group, shared highlights of the winning strategies being executed for its major retail partners in an environment of record store closings. ThreeSixty Group is one of Globalview’s clients. ThreeSixty Group is a leading cross-category designer, manufacturer and distributor of consumer products to major retailers in the U.S. representing over 70,000 retail stores. From its headquarters in Southern California, the Company combines cutting-edge internal design and development expertise with its global sourcing capabilities to bring its retail partners powerful, curated merchandise programs across diverse product categories. These categories include toys and other children’s products, holiday gifts, home décor, games, radio controlled vehicles and drones, and athletic accessories—all marketed under a portfolio of owned and licensed brands including, Blue Hat Toy Company, Black Series, Discovery Kids, Smithsonian, Animal Planet, FAO Schwarz, and Sharper Image the last two of which ThreeSixty Group acquired in late 2016.
HBSAOC’s HLS monthly morning event series makes for a diverse and highly educational set of events. HLS events, hosted at UC Irvine’s University Club on the 3rd Thursday of every month, focuses on key ideas that make a big difference. Each meeting provides networking, discussion, and problem-solving with a presentation on a current business topic led by widely recognized, leading subject matter authorities. A networking hour precedes a breakfast buffet and the start of the presentation. Harvard Leadership Series (HLS) events are open to all business professionals.
The HBSAOC was originally part of the Harvard Business School Association of Southern California (HBSASC) until 1981 when three board members decided they could better serve the Orange County Community if they had a club dedicated to Orange County. A San Diego faction soon followed and started the Harvard Business School Club of San Diego (HBSCSD). Now, the Harvard Business School Association of Southern California primarily serves Los Angeles County. Together, the HBSAOC, the HBSASC, and the HBSCSD, serve the entire HBS alumni base in Southern California.