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Fashion & Luxury Council

Experts at your Fingertips

Take part in a curriculum influenced by industry leaders.

The Fashion & Luxury Council at NYU Stern serves as a supportive advisory “board” for F&L MBA candidates, the Stern faculty and staff.  Each of our 25 Council members have robust c-suite experience in fashion, luxury, beauty, real estate, marketing, brand building, and an array of other categories.  This council supports the program mission by adding value to curriculum content through speaking engagements, company visits, project leads or the facilitation of these. They support our MBA candidates through 1:1 mentorships, sharing job leads and offering networking opportunities. 

NYU Stern Fashion & Luxury Council Members

  • Berly Isaak
    Vice President of Consumer Engagement Marketing, Tommy Hilfiger
  • David Meir Sasson, MBA '07
    Chief Operating & Financial Officer, Bonobos
  • Debra Malbin
    Executive Recruiter, Fashion & Luxury
  • Elana Drell-Szyfer, MBA '98
    CEO, ReVive Skincare
  • Emilie Rubinfeld
    President, Carolina Herrera
  • Eric Jennings
    Former VP Creative Director, Formerly Peerless Clothing & Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Jack Gaffaney
    Chief Operating Officer, Kennedy USA
  • Jayne Harkness
    Chief Executive Officer, TOCCIN and LDT
  • Jeffry Aronsson, LLM '79
    Founder & Chairman, Aronsson Group; Former CEO, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta
  • Karima Popatia
    GM Women's RTW Marketplace, Walmert
  • Kendra Bracken-Ferguson
    Founder, BrainTrust; Co-Founder, Beauty United
  • Stacy Xie
    Director, Alix Partners
  • Kenneth Landis
    CEO, LandisCapital LLC
  • Kirat Anand, BS '00
    Founder & CEO, KAS New York
  • Lanchi Venator, MBA '00
    CFO, KFC
  • Lisa Metcalfe
    Founder, Ten Yards; Former COO, Pam & Gela
  • Marc Beckman
    CEO, Founding Partner, DMA United
  • Riccardo Sciutto
    CEO, Sergio Rossi
  • Shamin Abas
    Owner, Shamin Abas Ultra Luxury Brand Marketing
  • Stanley Silverstein
    CCO, WHP Global
  • Stephanie Horton
    Global Consumer Marketing Director, Google
  • Theo Spilka
    Global Vice President of Strategic Licensing and Business Development, Firmenich
  • Victoria Berger-Gross, PhD NYU GSAS
    Former Senior Vice President of Global HR, Tiffany & Co.
  • Margaret Lentini
    DMM VP/DMM, Young Men's Sportswear/ Men's Swim, Burlington Coat Factory
  • Stanley Silverstein
    COO, WHP Global

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NYU Stern's Fashion & Luxury Council

Past and present members of our Fashion & Luxury Council discuss the value of a focused MBA and how our students are uniquely positioned.