The Fashion Service Network invests in the future of the industry.
The Fashion Service Network enjoys a close relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year the Fashion Service Network contributes a full upper school scholarship to FIT. Selected by FIT two students share the scholarship, one selected from the School of Art & Design and one student selected from the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. To date 10 scholars have been awarded, many FSN scholars are now successfully working in the industry with others completing their studies soon to follow.
In addition to the financial award, the FSN invites all recipients to participate in most FSN meetings and events and FSN members are always available to offer a broad range of expert advice and direction for our scholars with their careers.
Each semester the Fashion Service Network presents a panel class to the Faces & Places in Fashion class at FIT.
Periodically the Fashion Service Network presents informative industry educational events and host private networking gatherings.
“Fashion Service Network proudly supports the Fashion Institute of Technology and awards a full scholarship each year.”
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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.
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...
David Votano partners closely with Senior Leaders from our Luxury, Retail, Hospitality, and Startup clients to advise them on complex/strategic Search Projects.
David believes that no matter the product/service your business offers, if you don’t have the right people in the right positions, your organization can’t achieve its full potential. His team’s dedication to acting as a...
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.
Michael is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and a former federal prosecutor. His father Leon Wildes is best-known for his successful representation of John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, Michael Wildes clients include First Lady Melania Trump, artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges. He was also...