Caprice Willard serves as a featured buyer for Macy's on "Fashion Star," NBC's reality competition series that will search for the next great brand.
Currently vice president/regional planning manager for women's apparel for Macy's Southwest Region, Willard was recruited from UCLA (B.A. English) into Macy's Executive Trainee Program. She worked her way up through various positions, both in the buying offices and stores, until she ultimately became a buyer for dresses and then a senior buyer for cosmetics. Leveraging her vast experience in many different businesses, Willard was promoted to divisional merchandise manager of intimate apparel/hosiery/slippers in 2004.
In 2006, Willard moved to San Francisco and was promoted to the position of vice president/divisional merchandise manager of cosmetics for the former Macy's West division and held this position for three years. Following the completion of a corporate localization initiative in 2009, Willard was able to relocate back to her hometown of Los Angeles and assume her current position of vice president/regional planning manager for women's apparel.
Active in her community and recognized as a leader in her field, Caprice Willard was named one of the most powerful women in finance/retail by Women of Color Magazine in the fall 2012 issue.