STEVEN B. POWELL, ESQ.   CHAIRMAN   A Wall Street veteran, Steven possesses formidable legal, financial, managerial and corporate strategy skills. He founded the world’s largest patent research firm, Article One Partners, and among his executive roles, he served as the CEO of the financial firm Interacciones Global, with offices in New York City, London, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City. Steven received an A.B. degree from Harvard and a JD/MBA degree from Georgetown.

STEVEN B. POWELL, ESQ.
CHAIRMAN

A Wall Street veteran, Steven possesses formidable legal, financial, managerial and corporate strategy skills. He founded the world’s largest patent research firm, Article One Partners, and among his executive roles, he served as the CEO of the financial firm Interacciones Global, with offices in New York City, London, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City. Steven received an A.B. degree from Harvard and a JD/MBA degree from Georgetown.

ZAHRA BAHARI   CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER   Zahra is an outstanding, proven fashion industry CEO. She has a remarkable track record in business development and taking brands to market. The former CEO of Maya Brooke and a past President of Business Development at Elie Tahari, Zahra has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to advance initial brands beyond the $100M level.

ZAHRA BAHARI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Zahra is an outstanding, proven fashion industry CEO. She has a remarkable track record in business development and taking brands to market. The former CEO of Maya Brooke and a past President of Business Development at Elie Tahari, Zahra has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to advance initial brands beyond the $100M level.

PAUL DIGIAMMARINO   GROUP PRESIDENT   Paul has a distinguished record of senior management and entrepreneurial success. As President of Sapient, Inc. and CEO of both Steelpoint and Anaqua, Paul repeatedly produced tenfold returns on investment for his colleagues and fellow investors. His unique skills and background, including his CPA accounting expertise, have contributed to his remarkable ability to accelerate growth and improve operating margins.

PAUL DIGIAMMARINO
GROUP PRESIDENT

Paul has a distinguished record of senior management and entrepreneurial success. As President of Sapient, Inc. and CEO of both Steelpoint and Anaqua, Paul repeatedly produced tenfold returns on investment for his colleagues and fellow investors. His unique skills and background, including his CPA accounting expertise, have contributed to his remarkable ability to accelerate growth and improve operating margins.

 
JOSEPH BOITANO   BRAND PRESIDENT   With decades of senior fashion and retail experience, Joseph brings valuable insight and top-tier fashion industry expertise. Most recently he was Co-CEO of Lands’ End, rising from EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer and Head of Design. Joseph has also held executive leadership positions at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.

JOSEPH BOITANO
BRAND PRESIDENT

With decades of senior fashion and retail experience, Joseph brings valuable insight and top-tier fashion industry expertise. Most recently he was Co-CEO of Lands’ End, rising from EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer and Head of Design. Joseph has also held executive leadership positions at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.

RADUE WATSON   PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING   Radue specializes in bringing fashion brands to life. From Def Jam recording artist Jeezy to Snoop Dogg to the acclaimed Asian street wear brand Mostly Heard Rarely Seen, Radue creates and directs inspired designs that reflect the personalities of the gifted artists he represents. Radue has a natural instinct for creating a unique identity for his brands in the marketplace and continues to build on his impressive twenty-year legacy of success.

RADUE WATSON
PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

Radue specializes in bringing fashion brands to life. From Def Jam recording artist Jeezy to Snoop Dogg to the acclaimed Asian street wear brand Mostly Heard Rarely Seen, Radue creates and directs inspired designs that reflect the personalities of the gifted artists he represents. Radue has a natural instinct for creating a unique identity for his brands in the marketplace and continues to build on his impressive twenty-year legacy of success.

DANNY SCHLESINGER    PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING   Danny takes apparel companies to rare heights. With Jay Z he started Roc A Wear, growing it to more than several hundred million dollars and over 50 overseas sublicenses. He took over the Echo Company, including Zoo York, and the first magazine and social site  Complex Magazine . In two years, he took Australian brand Coogi from $8M to $80M. Then he took Lil Wayne’s Trukfi from zero to $40M in under one year and facilitated its sale to Universal Industry.

DANNY SCHLESINGER
PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

Danny takes apparel companies to rare heights. With Jay Z he started Roc A Wear, growing it to more than several hundred million dollars and over 50 overseas sublicenses. He took over the Echo Company, including Zoo York, and the first magazine and social site Complex Magazine. In two years, he took Australian brand Coogi from $8M to $80M. Then he took Lil Wayne’s Trukfi from zero to $40M in under one year and facilitated its sale to Universal Industry.

 
DOUGLAS COFER   CHIEF OF STAFF   A highly experienced executive with extensive expertise in data analytics and finance, Douglas has created front-end and back-end systems that analyze, model and manage operational, financial and market data for national and international companies, including Fannie Mae, E*Trade, America Online and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and General Accountability Office (GAO) of the United States of America. Douglas earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech and his Master’s of Business Administration from Wharton.

DOUGLAS COFER
CHIEF OF STAFF

A highly experienced executive with extensive expertise in data analytics and finance, Douglas has created front-end and back-end systems that analyze, model and manage operational, financial and market data for national and international companies, including Fannie Mae, E*Trade, America Online and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and General Accountability Office (GAO) of the United States of America. Douglas earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech and his Master’s of Business Administration from Wharton.

MATTHEW KEINE, ESQ.   GENERAL COUNSEL & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT   Matthew has been a lawyer and entrepreneurial business leader with start-up and corporate experience in four industries: Legal, Entertainment, Retail & Consumer Products, and Manufacturing. He began his career with Latham & Watkins, then wrote for television series, including  L.A. Law  and  Law & Order  before founding two CPG companies with distribution in grocery retailers nationwide. Matthew is a graduate of Georgetown College and Georgetown Law, where he was a member of the  Georgetown Law Journal .

MATTHEW KEINE, ESQ.
GENERAL COUNSEL & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Matthew has been a lawyer and entrepreneurial business leader with start-up and corporate experience in four industries: Legal, Entertainment, Retail & Consumer Products, and Manufacturing. He began his career with Latham & Watkins, then wrote for television series, including L.A. Law and Law & Order before founding two CPG companies with distribution in grocery retailers nationwide. Matthew is a graduate of Georgetown College and Georgetown Law, where he was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal.

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