David specializes in C-suite to VP level searches for startups and public companies focusing on fashion, beauty, retail, and general consumer.
After growing up in London and San Francisco, David’s career started in retail with renowned brands such as Louis Vuitton, Brooks Brothers, and Neiman Marcus before transitioning to search in 2008. Prior to True, David spent four years...
President, Applications & Technology Outsourcing
Paul, who joined CGS in 1997, has over 25 years of experience in the information technology space. Leading the Application Solutions group at CGS, Mr. Magel oversees the company’s flagship BlueCherry Enterprise Suite of solutions for the fashion, apparel and consumer lifestyle products industry as well as the Technology and Infrastructure practice overseeing sales, delivery,...
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 Co-Founder of BluEnsign, the fashion industry’s premier omnichannel apparel show organizer. BluEnsign is a strategic advisory firm serving consumer brands and event planning organizations across the entire global value chain.
Throughout his career, Tom has developed and demonstrated extensive executive skills in C-level positions including organizational change and...
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...