She Did It By The Numbers

It's all about the numbers. At least that's how Nina McLemore sees it. By focusing on the bottom line, McLemore, 55, has climbed high in her business career. Now president of Regent Capital Management, a private equity firm in Manhattan, she started out in retailing and by age 29 was a division manager for May Department Stores (MAY). She quickly learned that to be a successful retailer you must have "a gut instinct for merchandising and be diligent about analyzing the numbers."

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