Marie Driscoll is a highly experienced industry analyst focusing on apparel brands, apparel retailers, and luxury goods. She has served in key analytical and business development roles in leading financial research firms. Marie was recognized three times in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" analyst survey, including first place ranking for stock selection in the Clothing & Accessories industry in 2009.
Marie started Driscoll Advisors in late 2011 providing consulting services to academia, industry, investors and non-profits. She is a columnist for The Robin Report and Sourcing Journal and an industry consultant at Coresight Research and Shoptalk. As a thought leader, her contributions include white papers for CohnReznick, Luxury Daily and Deloitte's Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2014, and content development at LIM College. She joined FIT in 2016 to teach International Marketing Research in the International Trade and Marketing department and Global Fashion Marketing and Omnichannel Retailing in the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. This summer, Marie will teach Equity Analysis at Baruch College, CUNY in the Graduate program as well as Luxury at LIM College, Graduate Studies.
From 2003 - 2011, Marie was with Standard & Poor's equity research department as Director of Consumer Discretionary Retail, leading a team of five analysts responsible for about 140 equities spanning ecommerce, department and specialty stores, discounters and mass merchants as well as restaurants, housing and furniture stocks.