Senior Vice President, Operations & Chief of Staff, Aritzia
Jordana Pourian is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff at Aritzia — an innovative women’s fashion boutique that cherishes exceptional quality and design, as well as unparalleled customer service. Founded in 1984, the company has grown to include boutiques across North America including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York.
Jordana’s professional pursuits were launched after earning a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours from Carleton University where she graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems. Previous to Aritzia, Jordana worked as a consultant at Deloitte in Strategy Operations, supporting a variety of clients across different sectors. Jordana began her career at Aritzia in 2007 as a Project Manager and has since used her strategic, organizational and performance-driven skills to tackle various roles at the company. Her scope has included leading the business in the launch of eCommerce, Operations, Learning and Development, and Customer Strategy. Throughout her 10+ years of service, Jordana has been instrumental to the development and refinement of Aritzia’s operating philosophies and methodologies.
In her work, Jordana has helped shape Aritzia’s business and people leadership principles and continually invests in her team and self in the ongoing development and pursuit of exceptional leadership. Her dedication, drive and strong analytical skills have been integral to refining the company’s strategic thought processes and culture.
As a woman in leadership with a passion for mentorship and philanthropy, Jordana sits on the board of the non-profit organization, One Girl Can whose mission is to empower girls through education in order to break the cycle of poverty and gender inequality in Kenya and Uganda.