National Retail Chains
Alan P. Shor, a co-founder of The Retail Connection, L.P., serves as its President and Co-Chairman of the
Board of Directors. Alan is involved in TRC’s strategic direction, oversees the day-to-day operations of the
company and leads its investment and merchant banking business. He also is an operating partner with Riata Capital Group and other leading private equity firms which have deep experience in retail investments. Alan was formerly an initial investor in and a Board member of Teavana Holdings and is currently a Board member of three other high growth retail chains.
Prior to launching The Retail Connection, Alan served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Zale Corporation, North America’s largest specialty retailer of fine jewelry with 2,300 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. As President, he was responsible for all support and operating areas of the company including real estate, construction and design, technology, legal, human resources, distribution, loss prevention, credit and customer service.
Alan joined Zale in 1995 as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Zale, he spent 12 years with Troutman Sanders, a national law firm, where he built a strong track record of advising the
senior management teams of Fortune 1000 companies. Alan was the Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office at the time of his departure.
Alan is active in a number of professional and charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Council, Chain Links Retail Advisors and the Folsom Institute for Real Estate at Southern Methodist University. Alan has served on the Board of Directors of UPLIFT Education, a Texas based charter school initiative, and served as an adjunct Professor in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas from 2009-2011. Finally, he is a member of the Maverick Chapter of the World’s President’s Organization (WPO).
Alan graduated with honors from both the University of Georgia and University of Georgia School of Law.