Peter W. Klestadt
Peter is a senior partner in the New York office. He has more than 35 years of experience concentrating in the areas of Customs and related import and export laws. He regularly appears before the federal agencies responsible for enforcing these laws, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Food and Drug Administration...
Executive Vice President
Josh has extensive experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and sales, and is also a member of the Fashion Services Network. Mr. Kapelman has also served as a speaker and judge at a number of conferences, most recently serving as judge at the Fashioning Our Industry pitch competition.
Josh has worked with an angel investment group out of Massachusetts as...
Tom is currently serving as the Chief Commercial Officer of Informa Markets, the fashion industry’s premier apparel trade show organizer.
Throughout his career, Tom has developed and demonstrated extensive executive skills in C-level positions including organizational change and development, sales growth and management, marketing, manufacturing, and operations. In his over 25 years in senior...
Based in mid-town Manhattan, Abby joined Webster Bank in 2013 to lead the build-out of Webster’s middle market banking activity, providing the full range of credit and banking products and services to companies in the New York and Northern New Jersey market, continuing Webster’s successful geographic expansion of middle market banking across the Northeast.
Abby’s career in financial services...
President & Executive Editor
Almost two decades ago, Jeff Mann, president and executive editor of Mann Publications, had already built and maintained a successful apparel business when he saw a void in the market for coverage of the real people behind the scenes in the Garment District. Fashion Mannuscript, which started as a four-page newsletter, evolved into a monthly magazine...
A genuine style insider, Karen has years of experience in merchandising, marketing and public relations. As President of the Accessories Council, a non-profit national advocacy group, she represents nearly 300 dynamic companies in the fashion footwear, accessory and jewelry industry.
Beyond current members, Karen works with hundreds of brands, retailers and industry support executives. Interacting mainly with C-level...