Speakers » Sharon Leite

Managing Director, North America, Godiva Chocolatier

Sharon brings significant experience in retail operations and strategy to shape the customer experience, sales, digital, e-commerce, merchandising, marketing and real estate. Currently she serves as president, managing director for Godiva Chocolatier in North America. Godiva leads the premium chocolate category with over 750 stores worldwide and a presence in more than 100 countries around the world. Sharon leads one of the largest markets and is responsible for all channels, including retail stores, e-commerce and wholesale. Prior to joining Godiva, Sharon was the president of Sally Beauty, US and Canada, an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty products with more than 3,000 stores. Prior to Sally Beauty, Sharon was the executive vice president of sales, customer experience, and real estate at Pier 1 Imports, which she joined in 2007. In addition, Sharon has held various executive leadership roles at Bath and Body Works (L Brands) as well as various sales and operations positions with other prominent retailers including Gap, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. Sharon is active in the business and local community by serving on a number of for profit and non-profit boards.