Francisco Lozano, Merchant, BrandsMart USA
Education: B.S., Marketing, Johnson & Wales University; M.B.A. candidate, Nova Southeastern University
Career History: Having previously worked at BigLots, Lozano started at BrandsMart, during his junior year in college, selling portable electronics in the company’s flagship store. He climbed the ranks, eventually becoming audio manager. Just three days before graduating from Johnson & Wales, Lozano interviewed with the vice president of merchandising who brought him over to the buying office three years ago, where he first served as a buyer for the car audio/mobile and cell phone categories.