- Merchant Banking
- National Advisory
- National Retail Chains
- Strategic Planning
Alan P. Shor, a co-founder of The Retail Connection, 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 serves as an operating partner with leading private equity firms which have deep experience in retail investments. Alan is an investor in and a Board member of three 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, at that time 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 he left to join Zale.
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, and currently serves on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Dallas. Finally, he is a member of the Maverick Chapter of the World President’s Organization (YPO/WPO).
Alan graduated with honors from both the University of Georgia and University of Georgia School of Law.
DCEO Magazine Awards 2016
Steve Lieberman and Alan Shor were named finalists for the Executive Team of the Year in 2016.
DCEO Magazine Awards 2014
Steve Lieberman and Alan Shor were named finalists for the Executive Team of the Year in 2014.
DCEO Magazine Awards 2013
Steve Lieberman and Alan Shor were named finalists for the Executive Team of the Year Award from DCEO Magazine in 2013.
The Retail Connection co-founder Alan Shor says the negative effects caused by the coronavirus will carry on for months, or even years, to come.
One thing experience has clearly taught us is that change is the only constant.
As we move into the final quarter, 2015 is on track to supply The Retail Connection another record year.
The celebration of our first ten years together as The Retail Connection has given us the opportunity to reflect on the enterprise that we have evolved into and all that we have ahead.