Title: 1) CEO/Founder 2) Co-Founder 3) Founder
Company: 1) Retailu 2) Allyship Today 3) Hospitalityu
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Education: Exhibition and Interior Design, Northwich College, UK, 1990-1992
Career History: CEO/Founder, Retailu, 2018-present;
Co-Founder, Allyship Today, 2020-present;
Founder, Hospitalityu, 2020-present;
VP of Global Retail Sales & Operations, Canada & USA, DAVIDsTEA, 2019-2019;
National Director Retail Sales, Canada, DAVIDsTEA, 2017-2019;
Founder/President, Retailu, 2018-present
Regional Director, Retail Sales & Operations Eastern Canada, DAVIDsTEA, Owner, 2015-2018;
Director Of Sales & Operations hr2, Holt Renfrew, 2013-2015;
Director of Sales, Laura Canada, 2012-2013;
Regional Manager, Laura Canada, 2010-2012;
People Manager-Recruiting, Apple Retail, 2010-2010;
Regional Sales Manager, Laura Canada, 2008-2010;
General Manager Florida (Dadeland)/Canada (Yorkdale), Gap Inc./ Banana Republic, 2003-2008;
Store Manager UK transferred to Florida US, Starbucks, 1997-2002;
Merchandising Manager- Associate store manager, Gap Inc., 1993-1997
April Sabral, CEO/Founder at Retalu, Co-Founder of Allyship Today, and Founder of Hospitalityu, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of online learning in the hospitality industry.
With more than 25 years of retail management experience, Ms. Sabral is an expert in what it takes to envision change and succeed in growth. At the forefront of her beliefs, she understands that behind every successful business is the people leading and operating. In recent years, she has seen professional growth in the launch of several business ventures and the publication of her book, “The Positive Effect.” In 2018, she founded and has served as the president of retailu, a service that creates and provides retail specific leadership e-learning and live workshops for mid-size retailers. In 2020, she founded Hospitalityu, which is focused on creating and providing quality and relevant online learning. Ms. Sabral also co-founded AllyshipToday in 2020, a venture devoted to enable individuals, leaders, and organizations to measure, understand, and work towards eliminating conscious or unconscious biases.
Prior to these professional endeavors, Ms. Sabral garnered experience in management roles with DavidsTea, Holt Renfrew, Laura Canada, Gap Inc., Apple Retail and Starbucks. She holds certifications as among the World Association Business Coaches with Shift Coaching Inc., and holds the John C. Maxwell coaching and facilitation certificate. Her work has been recognized on numerous occasions and some noteworthy achievements include receiving the WOW Award for Customer Service at DavidsTea in 2017 and 2018, Team Achievement Awards in Sales from Laura Canada and being the Regional Manager of the Year at Laura Canada in 2008. Looking toward the future, she sees herself helping more people create a better work environment, leading in terms of retail as a good career choice and improving the industry and teaching leadership.