Roslyn C. Chapman, President and CEO of The Chapman Edge, is a well respected marketing and sales professional with a proven track record in packaged goods sales, marketing and business development.
The Chapman Edge, founded in 2000, is a sales management company that specializes in selling and marketing personal care items to national retail chain accounts and wholesalers. The company has worked on multicultural projects and for many years been selected as the ethnic needs category go to confidant by several retailers.
The Chapman Edge has evolved into not only a solid sales representative organization for health and beauty, but through her contacts across all classes of trade has expanded its sales focus to include other general merchandise categories both core and closeout. It has also become necessary to study and become familiar with retailer logistics and manufacturer operations to assure full distribution channel customer service to all clients.
In addition to her entrepreneurial accomplishments, Chapman served as Director of National Sales with Alberto Culver where she was employed for 15 years. Her tenure with Alberto Culver was a fertile training ground that generously prepared Chapman to become a successful business manager and marketer. She has also traveled extensively internationally to study retailer practices.
Prior to working with Alberto Culver, Chapman worked with Johnson Products for 6 years. As a college intern she worked with JC Penney in their corporate buying office. Chapman is a featured columnist and consultant with several trade and consumer publications; Sophisticates Black Hair, MMR and Chain Drug Review.
Chapman, who was born in Richmond Virginia still enjoys visiting her family home in Shackelfords, Virginia where she has strong family ties. She is an alumnus of Hampton University. In the city she currently calls home, Chicago, she is a volunteer with the Museum of Science and Industry and active with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is also a former Member of the James Jordan Boys and Girls club board. In Chicago and nationwide she enjoys having a supportive network of friends, mentors and adopted family.