Istanbul, Turkey
Apparel & Fashion

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Melih ÖZCANLI's Overview

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  • Adana Anadolu Lisesi

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Melih ÖZCANLI's Summary

20 years of professional experience in:
E-commerce, startups, fashion, company and team building, executive management, digital marketing, social media, flash sales, private shopping clubs, market & trend knowledge, strategy development, global sourcing and brand buying, managing & developing supplier relationships, private label, fabric & garment quality expertise, merchandising, planning, budgeting.

Seasoned expert in buying and sourcing of clothing, footwear, bags, jewelry, watches, eyewear, accessories, gadgets, home textiles, décor, cosmetics. Global network of more than 1000 suppliers, manufacturers and brands, mostly in Europe, USA, Turkey and Middle East.

Melih recently served as the Chief Sourcing Officer for and General Manager of Turkey operations, where he helped grow the flash sales site from startup to an internationally recognized brand with $100 million in revenues and operations in eight ME/GCC countries between 2011-2013. Previously, he founded Texfolio Global Sourcing, and catered the European and American fashion retailers and brands as their apparel manufacturing and supply-chain solution provider between 2005-2010. Between 1995-2005, Melih worked at the leading American buying offices, vertically integrated textile mills and garment factories where he acquired his fashion sourcing, merchandising, sales and marketing skills. Melih received his MBA from the University of Bridgeport (Connecticut, USA) and his BA in Economics from the Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey).

P.S. I accept all invitations, however I'm not interested in apparel, fabric, and accessories production at the moment. I am not looking for a business partnership with suppliers, factories, and sourcing agencies.

Melih ÖZCANLI's Experience


March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Istanbul, Turkey

# e-commerce, omnichannel, digital strategy, online retail, B2B, B2C, flash (private) sales, fashion brands, buying, sourcing, logistics, supply chain.

Consulting the offline brands and fashion retailers to set up their e-commerce operations and transform them into a omnichannel retailer.

Consulting the e-commerce companies (private shopping / flash sale) in Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia, and Africa for sourcing*, private label manufacturing, developing supplier and brand network, building operation in Turkey.

* Clothing, shoes, bags, jewellery, home textiles, decor, watches, sunglasses, accessories, etc.

Chief Sourcing Officer


December 2010March 2013 (2 years 4 months) Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey General Manager


December 2010March 2013 (2 years 4 months) Istanbul, Turkey

Founder & CEO

Texfolio Global Sourcing

January 2005December 2010 (6 years) Istanbul, Turkey & Leeds, UK

Export Marketing & Sales Director

Guney Sanayi (Guney Giyim)

February 2001January 2005 (4 years) Istanbul, Turkey & Adana, Turkey

Export Marketing & Sales Manager

Berdan Tekstil (Eksan Model)

September 1998February 2001 (2 years 6 months) Istanbul, Turkey & Tarsus, Turkey

January 1997August 1998 (1 year 8 months) Istanbul, Turkey


Nap, Inc.

September 1995December 1996 (1 year 4 months) Istanbul, Turkey

Melih ÖZCANLI's Languages

  • Turkish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)

Melih ÖZCANLI's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sourcing
  2. Fashion
  3. E-commerce
  4. Apparel
  5. Textiles
  6. Sales
  7. Export
  8. Retail
  9. Merchandising
  10. Marketing
  11. Purchasing
  12. Global Sourcing
  13. Negotiation
  14. Start-ups
  15. Management
  16. Economics
  17. Photography
  18. Fashion Buying
  19. Supplier Sourcing
  20. Apparel Sourcing
  21. Private Label
  22. Entrepreneurship
  23. Team Building
  24. International Trade
  25. Footwear
  26. Shoes
  27. Bags
  28. Jewelry
  29. Watches
  30. Eyewear
  31. Home Accessories
  32. Wovens
  33. Denim
  34. Inventory Management
  35. Trend Analysis
  36. Strategy
  37. Leather
  38. Knitwear
  39. International Business
  40. Sportswear
  41. Pricing
  42. Wholesale
  43. Social Media Marketing
  44. Digital Marketing
  45. Private Sales
  46. Company Set-up
  47. Country Managers

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Melih ÖZCANLI's Education

University of Bridgeport


Boğaziçi University


Adana Anadolu Lisesi


Melih ÖZCANLI's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

"Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society" (1992-1993)
"Who's Who in American Universities" (1993)

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