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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...
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...
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...
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Mark Friedman has more than 30 years of experience in the consumer and retail industry as an Entrepreneur, Manager, Research Analyst, and Strategic Advisor. During his two decades as a Senior Research Analyst at Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs he was ranked on the Institutional Investor annual survey of best analysts in three different sectors-...
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...
Andrew V. Jassin
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Andrew is co-founder and managing director of the Jassin Consulting Group, a management consulting firm providing strategy development and implementation services exclusively to the fiber, textile, apparel and home furnishings industries and related supply chain companies.
In 1989 he formed the Marketing Management Group, Inc. (“MMG”), a consulting firm which helped fashion and retail businesses function...