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
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...
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...
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...
Based in mid-town Manhattan, Abby joined Webster Bank in 2013 to lead the build-out of Webster’s middle market banking activity, providing the full range of credit and banking products and services to companies in the New York and Northern New Jersey market, continuing Webster’s successful geographic expansion of middle market banking across the Northeast.
Abby’s career in financial services...
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...
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,...