|Liz Tagami is a broker and business consultant to olive growers in 12 different countries. Her olive oil experience includes writing and lecturing in the US and overseas, as well as judging in Napa, Jerusalem and Tokyo. She is a charter member of EVA, the Extra Virgin Alliance, and recent member of the UCCE Sonoma Taste Panel and a former COOC member.
She is a visionary merchant with over 25 years of experience driving sales and optimizing profits in both direct-to-consumer and traditional store channels for top US national retailers. Distinguished in her ability to recognize and capitalize on trends and acclaimed for her aptitude in bringing those trends to market profitably, she is a Brand Builder and a Brand Ambassador who consistently delivers results in start up, turnaround and rapid growth environments.
Highlights include 11 years in senior positions with Williams-Sonoma Store, Catalog and Japan divisions, and over 12 years in executive positions such as VP Merchandising of Home Chef Cooking School and Kitchen Stores, Director of Specialty Food Cost Plus World Market, and VP Merchandising Harry & David Stores.
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