After earning a retail/marketing degree from Syracuse University, Hildi started her career in the executive training program at Gimbels NYC and later moved on to Bergdorf Goodman, buying designer sportswear. From there she moved to a specialized buying office and was a buyer for women’s sportswear for more than 130 upscale specialty stores throughout the country. In this position, she utilized her marketing skills by strategically buying for each store individually.
There, she developed a special buying incentive private label program, creating exclusive sportswear items only available to a specific group of stores. After many years of working, Hildi settled down with her husband, Mark, in Connecticut, and raised two amazing boys. Still keeping her love for retail close to her heart, she volunteered at her boy’s school store, which led to a buying position in which she bought everything from office supplies to specialized gift items as well as logo sportswear and uniforms.
Now that her boys are grown up and living in NYC, working at Catherine H is a perfect fit. Hildi appreciates being among Catherine’s tasteful and beautiful selection of women’s clothing, but what she loves most about working in the store is the camaraderie between Catherine, her exceptional staff and her amazing customers.