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...
Managing Director & Head of Factoring Division
Michael serves as a Director and Board Member of the Fashion Institute of Technology (a SUNY institution) and is the Chairman of their Finance Committee. He is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Board of Trustees and was previously honored at their 16th Annual Accountants and Bankers...
Zach Steinberg is a Director with Ripco Real Estate and specializes in national and local tenant representation. His expertise includes developing detailed expansion strategies, market analysis, and location optimization. With lifelong roots in the fashion and apparel business, Zach has a unique perspective in brand positioning with a specific emphasis on specialty and luxury retail.
Zach represents brands such as...
Senior Vice President
Holding over three decades of experience, Frank is the go-to insurance specialist for the apparel industry. He is a long-time active member of the Fashion Service Network and has been honored by several organizations including the Jewish National Fund, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and Scouting for Children with Disabilities.
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...
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...