Gregory Eaton

Gregory Eaton

New York, NY, US



Energetic and dedicated professional with over 20 years experience in all facets of construction management for major corporations and well respected fashion designers.  Proven ability to successfully plan and execute multiple global projects with varying complexities yielding an excellent track record of meeting deadlines, quality and budgets.


David Yurman, New York, Director, Construction

Direct and manage the lifecycle of the company’s construction program as it relates to retail boutiques and corporate & ancillary administrative properties. Specific areas of direct responsibilities include coordination with the store planning team, procurement, contract negotiation, vendor sourcing & management, construction management, and capital budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

Apr 2013 - current

J. Crew, New York, NY, US, Director, Store Construction

Directed and executed all aspects relating to the construction of new and remodel of existing stores globally. Accountable for managing and mentoring staff of three, process development & management, capital budget forecasting, financial management & reporting, lease exhibit review and schedule/resource development. Directly managed the international retail, Madewell and J. Crew Men's store expansion.

May 2012 - Apr 2013

Jack Wills, Inc., London, Store Development Manager, US

Based in New York, recruited to launch the US Store Development department to support the UK based company’s US retail store expansion and store maintenance program. Accountable for staffing & managing the department, developing a store maintenance program, sourcing & establishing a US based vendor network to support store construction & maintenance, contract negotiations, store planning & design, construction management, real estate/leasing coordination between US broker/attorney and UK office, capital & expense budget forecasting and cost reporting. Manage an annual operating budget of $1.0 million and a $5M capital budget for FY11.

Feb 2011 - Apr 2012

Michael Kors (USA), Inc., New York, NY, US, Director, Store Construction and Corporate Facilities

Launched and managed the Store Construction and Corporate Facilities Department to support the company’s aggressive global retail store expansion & remodel programs and oversaw facilities management of the NJ & NY corporate offices. Accountable for global contract negotiations & procurement, global vendor sourcing, management of facilities services contracts, lease review & landlord work negotiations, store planning & construction management, consultant management, value engineering, capex budget forecasting, capex cashflow projections and capex cost reporting for the US and International Michael Kors entities. Managed an annual operating budget of $3 million, capital budgets ranging from $20 million to $25 million and a staff of 6.

Jul 2006 - Dec 2010

Kenneth Cole Productions, New York, Multiple (see resume) - Project Manager (final position)

Managed the build-out of new retail and factory stores throughout the US as well as remodels of existing.

Apr 2000 - Jul 2006

Starbucks Coffee Company, Syosset, NY, US, Construction Specialist

Assisted construction manager with the build-out of new coffee shops through Manhattan, Long Island, and the Bronx. Directly managed the ordering of owner furnished items, maintained projects schedules and project accounting reports.

Mar 1999 - Apr 2000

Kaiser Permanente, Rockville, MD, Multiple (see resume) Construction Cost Analyst (final position)

Supervised all property management aspects of the 247,000 square foot corporate office. Prepared, monitored and performed reporting of facility maintenance and construction budgets vs expenditure results. Accountable for monitoring and reporting costs relating to building of new medical office facilities and operational expenses of existing.

May 1988 - Jan 1999


University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US, Bachelors, Accounting

Aug 1989 - May 1998

Gwynn Park High School, Brandywine, MD, US, High School, General Studies

Sep 1981 - Jun 1985

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