Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

UC Alumnus Leads Retail Brand to Pattern of Success

Submitted: 2/23/2010 19:43:57
  • Local magazine profiles Chuck Hellman's achievements at the head of Robert Graham Designs.

University of Cincinnati College of Business alumnus Chuck Hellman was profiled in the magazine Cincinnati Gentlemen (recently renamed Cincinnati Profile) due to his creative initiatives as the CEO of Robert Graham, a luxury men's apparel designer. The company distinguishes itself through unique styles and a wide variety of prints and fabrics rarely seen in men's clothing. The label also boasts endorsements from celebrities ranging from actor and comedian Robin Williams to former Cincinnati Reds baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. Under Hellman's leadership, Robert Graham Designs has expanded into a wide variety of apparel (including a full women's collection) and is sold in more than 1500 stores around the world.  

Hellman began his career in retail after graduating from the UC College of Business in 1983. He has spent the last 25 years in the men's apparel business, including previous executive positions with Robert Stock Limited. On March 1, Hellman will return to UC to share his wisdom as part of an alumni speaker series.