Parag D. Desai

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer

Parag Desai was named Genesco’s senior vice president chief strategy and digital officer in April 2021. He previously served as senior vice president, strategy and shared services since December 2014. Desai brings to the Company several decades of experience developing strategies for businesses given changes in consumer behavior, channels and technology. He spent 14 years with McKinsey & Company, including seven years as a partner, where he was part of the firm’s global retail leadership team and a core member of the consumer practice both in the Americas and in Australia. In addition, Desai held business development and technology positions at Outpace Systems and Booz Allen & Hamilton.

He received his bachelor of business administration degree from George Washington University, summa cum laude, and a master of business administration degree from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he graduated as a Tuck Scholar.