Nicholas Ammaturo is Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Fado, a lifestyle brand redefining the retail market. Elevating the customer experience and focusing on leading contemporary brands & designers. Curated by a seasoned team focused on bringing the latest trends to their contemporary lifestyle boutique at exclusive industry prices. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavor, Nick is also the Head of Global Procurement at Subway Restaurants, a $17B+ privately held business with over 40,000+ restaurants located in more than 100 countries.
Prior to Subway & launching his own company, Nick was Sr. Director & Global Category Lead of Corporate Services & Transportation Procurement for Tapestry, Inc. [Coach, Kate Spade & Stuart Weitzman], where he was responsible for the Global Category strategy and management of Corporate Services (HR, Finance, Facilities, Temp Labor, Travel, Store Operations, Transportation, Logistics & Distribution).
Previous to Tapestry, Inc, Nick was Director of Procurement & Profit Improvement for the Hudson’s Bay Company (Lord & Taylor, Saks 5th Avenue, and Hudson’s Bay), where he was responsible for developing the strategy and leading the Special Projects group, Project Management Office, Contract Management team, Procurement Systems team, Facilities, Store Operations, and IT and Financial Services Categories.
Before transitioning to the Retail industry, he was the Manager of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain for Avon Products Inc., where he drove sourcing process improvement initiatives around the world. In addition to process improvement, Nick led efforts for North America Supply Chain, Distribution, Logistics, and Packaging as part of the supply chain transformation Avon assumed.
Prior to Avon, Nick served as Senior Procurement Specialist at FM Facility Maintenance, where he specialized in facilities commodity sourcing and workplace transformation. He drove significant cost savings at food retailers throughout the Northeast through process change management and cost reduction initiatives. Prior to this role Nick served as a Senior Buyer for PepsiCo, where he managed categories such as corrugated and plastics to drive significant cost reduction and partnered with R&D to implement product line standardization and quality improvements.
Nick is a graduate of Villanova University. He has spent a good amount of time abroad - both in his studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science, and during his tenure as a Finance/Marketing Analyst for Ipsos in Beijing, China as well as a Financial Analyst for KPMG in London, UK.