Uniting the most influential fashion retail decision makers and the world’s top fashion brands, UBM Fashion serves the $1 trillion+ global fashion industry through comprehensive marketplaces in New York (NY Men’s and NY Women’s), Las Vegas (MAGIC) and Japan (MAGIC Japan). Our events cover all major fashion categories from men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, accessories, and footwear to manufacturing resources and service providers.
Started by UBM plc, UBM Fashion is the leading producer of world-renowned fashion tradeshows such as MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT & FN PLATFORM. We believe uniting the industry’s best talent and most dynamic shows will translate into stronger shows for buyers and brands and help us achieve our promise to the industry: to bring together great brands and retailers in superbly merchandised shows, provide superior customer service, and ultimately present end consumers with the best apparel, footwear, accessories, and fashion products.
Tom is currently serving as the President of Ready to Wear & Accessories of UBM Fashion, 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 management roles, Tom’s strategic vision, brand development and operational excellence helped him successfully create, grow and sell multiple companies in the fashion industry to both public markets and private equity investors. Specifically, he has expertise facilitating all aspects of business in China with relationships dating back to the start of his career, as well as Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
Tom started as a private entrepreneur in the fashion industry for over 20 years, prior to joining ENK. As the Founder and CEO of Endurance LLC, a $120 million in annual revenue manufacturer and distributor of apparel and footwear, he secured licensing deals with renowned brands, including Rocawear, Ecko, Pro Keds, Joseph Abboud, Paper Denim & Cloth, and more. Over the 20 year period, the companies Tom owned produced over $2 billion in sales.
Tom is a member of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Foundation Board and a founding member and Chairman of the Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI). Additionally, he is a past member of the Cornell University Dean’s Advisory Board. Tom also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management at FIT, where he also received the Marvin Feldman Award.