Mike Cottell is currently an independent consultant. He is an expert in global sourcing and manufacturing in the fashion industry with over thirty years global travel experience, as well as within the United States.
Mike spent 35 years at Ralph Lauren after beginning his career at Bloomingdales’. Always an advocate for empowering individuals by sharing his knowledge and experiences, he would mentor the teams worldwide and was a champion of the executive trainee and intern programs.
The positive impact on Mike from meeting so many wonderful individuals all around the globe inspired him to become a chairperson for the RL Manufacturing And Sourcing Diversity Council. Currently, Mike is also engaged with American’s Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), an organization that provides an opportunity to spend a summer abroad, as well as ongoing mentoring to teens and young adults.