Christen Soares

Principal and Chief Financial Officer | Field Paoli

Christen Soares is a Principal and Chief Financial Officer at Field Paoli with more than 20 years of experience with retailers including Gap, L Brands, MAC, Ann Taylor LOFT, Apple, Blue Bottle Coffee, Whole Foods Market and Vino Volo. From developing and refining design standards for The Gap 2000 store design concept and Vino Volo, to implementation of rollout strategies for L Brands, MAC and Ann Taylor LOFT, she is well-suited to all scales of client, retail store models and techniques for getting it all done. Her unique perspective, passion for sustainability, and willingness to think outside of the traditional parameters of architecture enables her to bring a well-rounded view to every project. Her numerous years of experience with food and non-food retailers has taught her to look at design through the eyes of not just the owner but also the customer to understand the role that design and architecture can take in merchandising and brand loyalty.