J. David Scheiner retired in 2009 after having served as President and COO of the Macys Florida / Puerto Rico division with over 10,000 employees and $2 billion in annual revenue. Scheiner is a veteran retailer and an international business consultant to companies in the retail and wholesale field, as well as investment banks and private equity groups investing in the consumer retail industry. He has served in a variety of leadership roles for large department stores and retailers including Gimbel Brothers, Burdines, and Maas Brothers / Jordan Marsh.
Currently, Scheiner serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Perry Ellis International and is Chairman of their Compensation committee. He is also a member of the board of The Strategic Forum as well as the Florida chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). For over 30 years, Scheiner has been involved with the Miami Children’s Hospital where he is a lifetime trustee, the United Way of Miami-Dade, and at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has also advised local mayors on business renewal efforts in the Miami-Dade area and has served on statewide task forces for developing business growth strategies for past governors of Florida. Scheiner holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven, and currently resides in Miami.