Steve Sharkey

Steve Sharkey

Professional title

Interim Marketing Analytics Program Director & Instructor of Marketing


Steve Sharkey is AVP of Enterprise Workforce Management for Ascena Retail Group, a $7 billion international women's clothing conglomerate including Maurices, Justice, Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, Catherines, and Dressbarn. He has successfully implemented initiatives to improve customer service, expand customer loyalty, enhance customer feedback, increase customer traffic conversion, and maximize omni-channel sales opportunities. Steve has also led local non-profit boards and consulted with several local small business start-ups to help build their marketing and business plans. Since earning his MBA at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2007, he has taught Principles of Marketing and Advertising and Marketing Communications. Steve brings over 30 years of real-world experience working in broadcast television, national magazine publishing, and retailing.


  • MBA - University of Minnesota Duluth