The retail industry is changing rapidly, and a new collective of leaders is helping to shape the future of commerce and omnichannel experience. If you haven’t already, check out the 40 under 40 class of 2022 to see which executives are leading the pack. Not only does each award winner have incredibly diverse experiences but also incredibly powerful stories to share about their successes, their learnings and what they love about retail. The future is certainly bright for the industry!
We created this series to spotlight our incredible winners, let their unique insights shine and, really, share what makes them tick! First up is Alexandria Collis, Director of Operations at Princess Polly. She’s not only a Retail TouchPoints 40 Under 40 Award winner of 2022. She also received a variety of awards in 2021, including: “Woman of the Year in Customer Service,” “Young Professional of the Year,” and “Customer Service Executive of the Year.” If you thought that was impressive, wait until you read her fun fact in the Q&A below!
Retail TouchPoints (RTP): How do you explain your profession to people outside of the industry? What do you find most exciting and/or rewarding about this work?
Alexandria Collis: I foster the customer journey by creating synergy throughout our operations. I work to inspire others through strategic initiatives and innovative process improvements, from our teams to our partnerships, to value the perspective of the customer throughout every step of the journey. What makes this work exciting for me is the joy of being a leader and inspiring others through passion and purpose.
RTP: What milestone or accomplishment have you made in your career that you are most proud of?
Collis: Representing our company at the NYSE for its IPO. This moment made me so proud since I scaled the U.S. Customer Experience from its launch in mid-2019 and helped create an award-winning and industry leading experience by 2021.
RTP: What is one notable achievement (personal or professional) that you’ve made over the past year?
Collis: Securing more than 10 CX industry awards for our company. Some awards included titles like, “Woman of the Year in Customer Service,” “Young Professional of the Year Under 30,” “Executive of the Year,” “Department of the Year,” and “Customer Satisfaction Strategy of the Year.”
RTP: What is a piece of media that has inspired you professionally?
Collis: “Never Split the Difference” by Chris Voss.
RTP: Please share one fun or surprising fact about yourself:
Collis: I am a former professional figure skater that has toured nearly 200 cities in over 40 countries, with the world-renowned Holiday on Ice.
Congratulations again to Alexandria! Be sure to stay tuned to this blog as we continue to spotlight more award winners from our 40 under 40 class of 2022 in the coming months.