Maria Rugolo is a director and industry analyst within Circana’s apparel thought leadership team, where she drives insights and addresses industry challenges using deep analysis and expertise. Rugolo joined Circana in 1999 as an analyst of retail and consumer fragrance information. In 2011, she moved into a fashion apparel role where she manages several key fashion clients while keeping a pulse on the apparel industry.

Rugolo presents industry trends to manufacturers, retailers, and key apparel industry associations, including state-of-the-industry presentations and white space opportunity analyses. She also is a frequent contributor to top trade publications such as WWD, Vogue Business, and The New York Times.  

Maria has an MBA in Marketing and bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and International Business from Hofstra University.

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