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 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...
Director, Commercial Real Estate Leasing
As a commercial real estate executive at DAK Commercial Realty, Marsa is a hands-on provider of a broad range of commercial real estate services specializing in tenant representation. She is also instrumental in growing the firm’s expanding representation of office tenants and landlords.
Senior Vice President
Britt is a Senior Vice President for Capital One Bank’s Middle Market Commercial Lending team in metro New York. Britt 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.
Mr. O’Rourke brings more than 22 years of experience in financial services...
Jed Ferdinand, Esq.
Senior Managing Partner
Jed, the firm’s founder, is a leading authority in the areas of intellectual property, licensing, valuation and entrepreneurship, and these specialties form the core of his legal practice, his work as a valuation expert and his role as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in New York.
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...