Ms. DeFlorio is Lead Independent Director of Perry Ellis International, Inc., a position she has held since 2014. At Perry Ellis, Ms. DeFlorio serves on the Audit, Governance and Investment Committees of the Board. From 2007 to 2013, she served as Managing Director in the U.S. Retail and Consumer Investment Banking Group with Deutsche Bank Securities, a role in which she advised mid- to large-cap retail and e-commerce clients on shareholder value creation strategies, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, and product and market expansion initiatives. Prior to her time at Deutsche Bank, Ms. DeFlorio served as an Executive Director in investment banking at UBS, where she advised a wide range of mid- to large-cap retail and consumer clients.
Additionally, Ms. DeFlorio serves on several non-profit boards, including as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at The New School University, and as a member of the Board of Governors at The Parsons School of Design. Ms. DeFlorio earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from Harvard University.