Marigay McKee is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Fernbrook Capital Management LLC.
Marigay launched her career at Estée Lauder in Europe, subsequently joining Harrods as head of its beauty department. In her 14 years at Harrods, she spent the last six years of her tenure as the Chief Merchant Oﬃcer. In this role, Marigay was responsible for developing and executing a strategic vision to make Harrods the gold standard for the exclusive launch of luxury and premium brands across 300 separate departments. Across multiple categories, Marigay also was responsible for spotting the emerging brands, concepts, trends, and services that could challenge and sell-through against the larger, more well-established brands. In addition, Marigay developed and executed Harrods’ buying and product strategy, and built a world class team of merchants.
In 2013, Marigay was recruited to become the President of Saks Fifth Avenue under Hudson Bay Corp (TSE:HBC). As President, Marigay initiated new branding, marketing, and packaging strategy, and rebuilt Saks’ luxury launch platform for new, emerging, and international brands entering the US market.
Prior to co-founding Fernbrook, Marigay was a strategic retail advisor to clients, including Related, Blackstone, Edens, and Value Retail. At Fernbrook, she is on the boards of Birdwell and Lily.ai, and a former board member of Violet Grey. Marigay is currently also on the advisory council of EShopWorld, and the boards of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC, The Webster, and The Shed.