In response to the fashion industry’s overwhelming need for innovation and multi-disciplinary approaches, in 2002 twenty of New York’s leading service providers formed the Fashion Service Network, a group of select, experienced and seasoned professionals delivering solutions and opportunities to the industry.
It is the goal of the Fashion Service Network to assist fashion companies seeking to expand, strengthen, and energize their business.
To accomplish this, the Fashion Service Network reaches beyond traditional resources and provides an all-encompassing service source for the fashion industry. The group contains leaders in all professional service areas.
The FSN meets regularly, exchanges information, communicates ideas, and discusses needs and opportunities. Interaction of FSN members has resulted in many business opportunities for their respective clients.
FSN is truly a visionary resource that explores and implements new strategies and business practices for the fashion industry.
“It is the goal of the Fashion Service Network to assist fashion companies seeking to expand, strengthen, and energize their business.”
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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.
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...
Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking
Esther is a Senior Vice President for Capital One Bank’s Middle Market Commercial Lending team in metro New York. Esther leads a team of commercial bankers focused on delivering a wide range of innovative financial solutions and superlative customer service to middle market banking customers.
Ms. Lainis brings more than 30 years of experience...
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...
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...
Howard D. Bader
Commercial Litigator & Insolvency Specialist
With experience in numerous and diverse industries, Howard has represented companies and their management in an extensive variety of litigations and bankruptcies throughout the country in various federal and state courts. Mr. Bader is also a recognized expert in international licensing and corporate law, working both with nationally recognized brands and start-up companies to...