Susan McGalla: A businesswoman and a leader

Susan McGalla is an American entrepreneur and founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Susan McGalla also serves as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth at The Pittsburgh Steelers. She is best identified as the former CEO of Wet Seal Inc. and former president of American Eagle Outfitters

McGalla serves as a board member of HFF Inc., a company that renders commercial real estate services, as well as the Magee-Women’s Hospital Research Institute and Foundation. McGalla served as a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh and an executive of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

McGalla began working at Joseph Horne Company between 1986 and 1994 before joining American Eagle Outfitters. At American Eagle Outfitters, she held different executive positions, from 1994 to 2009, ultimately ending up as the President of American Eagle.

In 2011 Susan McGalla joined Wet Seal as the CEO and would serve to provide consulting services to a variety of corporations. She left the company in July 2012.

After she left Wet Seal, McGalla established P3 Executive Consulting. Currently, she renders expert advice based on her long experience in the fashion industry. Ms. McGalla as well gives retail consulting for the financial community.

Susan McGalla has assisted lead the way for women leaders to show their capability to the world. McGalla credits her upbringing to her comfort in serving with both men and women. She grew up with a football coach dad and two brothers, Susan was not accorded special treatment as a child because she was a girl. She had to compete for her space as the boys. She brought this lesson ahead in life and has been amazingly successful, holding various high-level managerial positions.

McGalla was a member of the innovative “wear what we wear” campaign to urge followers to buy Steeler gear. McGalla took confidence into her jobs, and this is what enabled her to rise the ladder seemingly with ease.

Susan McGalla is a successful business woman who knows what is required to grow up in positions and maintain them. For Susan McGalla hard work, passion, versatility, and confidence are necessary traits to making gratifying results in life.