Mentors

FiSF’s world-class network of mentors helps designers drive business results and scale their businesses for success.

  Alicia Eyme  Account Management, Oxygen PR  Expertise: Press Packs, PR Strategy, Negotiating with Influencers, Crowdfunding

Alicia Eyme
Account Management, Oxygen PR
Expertise: Press Packs, PR Strategy, Negotiating with Influencers, Crowdfunding

  Andria Brugioni  Sales Executive & Entrepreneur  Expertise: Brand Management, Account Management, Marketplace Trends Assessment, Product Development

Andria Brugioni
Sales Executive & Entrepreneur
Expertise: Brand Management, Account Management, Marketplace Trends Assessment, Product Development

  Annie Banks  Marketing Executive & Entrepreneur  Expertise: Marketing Plan, Brand Development, Marketing Strategies for Traditional and Social Media

Annie Banks
Marketing Executive & Entrepreneur
Expertise: Marketing Plan, Brand Development, Marketing Strategies for Traditional and Social Media

  Betsy Nelson  Former VP Media Relations & Cause Marketing, Macy's, Inc.  Expertise: Merchandising, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Relations

Betsy Nelson
Former VP Media Relations & Cause Marketing, Macy's, Inc.
Expertise: Merchandising, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Relations

 
  Catherine Bartels  VP Trade Area General Manager,  Bloomingdale's  Expertise: Omni-channel Retailing, Merchandise Localization, Multi-Store Leadership  

Catherine Bartels
VP Trade Area General Manager,  Bloomingdale's
Expertise: Omni-channel Retailing, Merchandise Localization, Multi-Store Leadership 

  Charlene del Muro  Associate Director Campaign & Special Events, SFSU  Expertise: Event Planning & Marketing, Vendor Management, Negotiations, Fundraising

Charlene del Muro
Associate Director Campaign & Special Events, SFSU
Expertise: Event Planning & Marketing, Vendor Management, Negotiations, Fundraising

  Dan Stevens  Senior Partner and Global Managing Director,  Fleishman-Hillard  Expertise: Media Relations, Brand Marketing

Dan Stevens
Senior Partner and Global Managing Director,  Fleishman-Hillard
Expertise: Media Relations, Brand Marketing

  Gym Tan  International Apparel & Lifestyle Advisor/ Consultant  Expertise: Branding Architecture, New Market Developments, Brand-Retail Relationships

Gym Tan
International Apparel & Lifestyle Advisor/ Consultant
Expertise: Branding Architecture, New Market Developments, Brand-Retail Relationships

 
 
  Harold S. Brooks  Former President of Global Merchandising, DFS  Expertise: Business Plan, Retail Strategy,   Market Opportunities, Brand Strategy

Harold S. Brooks
Former President of Global Merchandising, DFS
Expertise: Business Plan, Retail Strategy, Market Opportunities, Brand Strategy

  Janice Paredes  Department Coordinator, Fashion Design, Product Development, Manufacturing, FIDM  Expertise: Line Editing/ Merchandising, Technical Design Direction, Garment Fit, Fabric Selection  

Janice Paredes
Department Coordinator, Fashion Design, Product Development, Manufacturing, FIDM
Expertise: Line Editing/ Merchandising, Technical Design Direction, Garment Fit, Fabric Selection 

  Jeanine Silberblatt   Head Of Retail, Stockwell  Expertise: Merchandising, Retail Strategies, AI

Jeanine Silberblatt 
Head Of Retail, Stockwell
Expertise: Merchandising, Retail Strategies, AI

  Jeanne L. Allen  President at Jeanne Marc, Inc.  Expertise: Design, Merchandising

Jeanne L. Allen
President at Jeanne Marc, Inc.
Expertise: Design, Merchandising

 
  Jordan Wahbeh  Managing Partner, Bay Angels  Expertise: Operations, Business Development,   Fundraising, Team Development

Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner, Bay Angels
Expertise: Operations, Business Development, Fundraising, Team Development

  Lana Hogue  Production Consultant, formerly Betabrand, Tea Living, and Esprit  Expertise: Product Development, Sourcing & Costing, Local & Offshore Production, Quality Assurance  

Lana Hogue
Production Consultant, formerly Betabrand, Tea Living, and Esprit
Expertise: Product Development, Sourcing & Costing, Local & Offshore Production, Quality Assurance  

  Maureen Conners  Former Senior Executive, Gillette, Levi’s and Mattel     Expertise: Business Strategies, Consumer Products and Retail, AI, VR/AR, Wearables & Robotics. 

Maureen Conners
Former Senior Executive, Gillette, Levi’s and Mattel   
Expertise: Business Strategies, Consumer Products and Retail, AI, VR/AR, Wearables & Robotics. 

  Nancy T. Barrett  Senior VP and Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America  Expertise: Budgeting, Banking

Nancy T. Barrett
Senior VP and Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America
Expertise: Budgeting, Banking

  Nicole Mason  Director of Marketing Strategy, Macy's.com  Expertise: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing Strategy, Emerging Technologies, Brand Development

Nicole Mason
Director of Marketing Strategy, Macy's.com
Expertise: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing Strategy, Emerging Technologies, Brand Development

  Nikki Lindgren  Director of Marketing, Pennock  Expertise: Branding, Performance Marketing,  Organic Marketing, Creative Direction     

Nikki Lindgren
Director of Marketing, Pennock
Expertise: Branding, Performance Marketing,  Organic Marketing, Creative Direction

 

  Rachel Fischbein  Founder, Law On The Runway  Expertise: Fashion Law, Social Media Law, Intellectual Property Protection, Privacy Law

Rachel Fischbein
Founder, Law On The Runway
Expertise: Fashion Law, Social Media Law, Intellectual Property Protection, Privacy Law

  Sonia Lam  Regional Manager of Special Events, Macy's Inc.   Expertise: Marketing Plan, Business Goals

Sonia Lam
Regional Manager of Special Events, Macy's Inc. 
Expertise: Marketing Plan, Business Goals

  T  amara Samoylova  VP Strategy and Business Development, OneMarket  Expertise: Retail Industry, Future of Retail, Business Strategy. Business Modeling  

Tamara Samoylova
VP Strategy and Business Development, OneMarket
Expertise: Retail Industry, Future of Retail, Business Strategy. Business Modeling 

  Tim Taylor  Strategic Business Development, Wine.com & Presentation Expert  Expertise: Presentations, Tactical Execution Plans and Strategy Creation, Financial Modeling

Tim Taylor
Strategic Business Development, Wine.com & Presentation Expert
Expertise: Presentations, Tactical Execution Plans and Strategy Creation, Financial Modeling

  Vishal Kalia  Founder & CEO, Rogueline.co   Expertise: Customer Acquisition, Growth Marketing,  Content Marketing,  Analytics

Vishal Kalia
Founder & CEO, Rogueline.co 
Expertise: Customer Acquisition, Growth Marketing, Content Marketing, Analytics

 

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