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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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...
John facilitates business relationships on behalf of Duff & Phelps with clients, prospects, law firms and financial institutions. He maintains deep relationships with industry professionals and trade groups which specialize in ESOP’s and employee ownership.
Mr. Miscione is a professional independent director, experienced board advisor and middle market investment banker, former private company business owner and senior executive with...
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...
Harriet, a partner at Friedman LLP since 1985, has over 30 years of experience working primarily with distribution and manufacturing companies. She currently serves as one of the firm’s Co-Managing Partners. Harriet is a member of the Friedman’s Management Committee and is the leader of the Fashion and Diamond and Jewelry Practices. She provides accounting, tax,...
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...