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SIMON COHEN

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Creative Brand Strategist, BRAND CNSLT Previously the President at Wildfox, 291 and Michael Stars UCLA grad

Creative Brand Strategist, BRAND CNSLT Previously the President at Wildfox, 291 and Michael Stars UCLA grad

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Involved In

Founder

291 from Venice, Inc.

Advisor

Helmut Lang
Theory
Michael Stars
Grupo Kaltex
Vans
Darlington Fabrics

Positions

Creative Brand Strategist BRAND CNSLT November 2014 - present
Brand Director Michael Stars February 2014 - November 2014
Interim President Wildfox October 2013 - January 2014
Senior Executive Consultant WWA Advisors, LLC December 2012 - October 2013
President/Co-Founder 291 from Venice, Inc. May 2007 - December 2012
President Michael Stars June 1994 - December 2007

Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Fashion
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

BRAND CNSLT is a boutique consulting firm helping brands define — and redefine — who they are by delivering actionable, measurable results through informed strategic initiatives built on decades of experience, insights and expertise to drive value to positively impact the bottom line.
We work methodically, efficiently and within tight timelines and budgets.
We're made up of a team of friendly, passionate and seasoned senior level industry executives and have dozens of years experience in the contemporary branding space and therefore “hit the ground” running with a minimal learning curve.
We help brands reach their full potential and look forward to doing the same for you!

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Jill Mazur
We worked together  •  Consultant, Fashion Business Inc. and Independent Consultant, WWA Advisors. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
I've had the good fortune to work for Simon at Michael Stars and then, again, with him at WWAAdvisors. He is a talented leader and a great ... advisor. He has incredible depth and breadth of knowledge in all things apparel; whether it's developing brands, creating inviting web sites and brick and mortar store to executing growth strategies. I've learned a great deal from him throughout my career and he always gives great advice.
Nick Richino
We worked together  •  Principal, NMR Consulting. Previously Sales Manager - West, Woolrich.
Simon, is a creative thinker who always sees a clear path to success. He is wonderful to work with because he pushes you to make better dec ... isions. This along with his wealth of experience make him a successful leader.
barbara kramer
They're my friends  •  VP and Co-Founder, Designers & Agents. Previously President and Founder, Barbara Kramer Collections and Barbara Kramer Enterprises.
Experience, born into the industry and carved out his own path
Gabrielle Sampietro
We worked together  •  Senior Consultant, Walter Wilhelm Associates. Previously VP Apparel, Burton Snowboards.
Simon has a deep understanding of all aspects of the apparel industry from wholesale to retail to e-com. He has a great sense of aesthetic, ... knows the supply chain from end-to-end, and has exceptional skills in brand building. He's strategic and tactical, with a sharp sense for today's consumer needs and expectations. Excellent communicator. Charismatic. Likable. Great energy and a pleasure to work with.

barbara kramer
They're my friends  •  VP and Co-Founder, Designers & Agents. Previously President and Founder, Barbara Kramer Collections and Barbara Kramer Enterprises.
Barbara is an energetic and driven professional. She cares deeply about the brands that participate in her exceptionally executed trade sho ... w and understands their success is intimately connected to hers. She therefore ensures that all participants - buyers, sellers, vendors, press, etc... - have an amazing time. She's always smiling and her passion for the contemporary apparel industry is contagious. She's also been a pioneer in seeking out sustainable brands that are good for the planet. Go Barb!!!

Jill Mazur
We worked together  •  Consultant, Fashion Business Inc. and Independent Consultant, WWA Advisors. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Jill has a deep knowledge of all things IT - from systems to implementations and everything in between. She's an efficient manager and know ... s how to solve complex issues. Jill is a consummate professional, smart, analytical & fun to be around. I'm a big fan.

barbara kramer
They're my friends  •  VP and Co-Founder, Designers & Agents. Previously President and Founder, Barbara Kramer Collections and Barbara Kramer Enterprises.
Barbara's passion is contagious! She's always smiling, upbeat and a real pro. She cares deeply about her clients and realizes her success ... hinges on their 'wins'. She therefore produces and executes one of the preeminent global apparel trade shows (which gets better every year). I'm inspired by her quick wit, intelligence and down to earth approach to business.

Jim Lambert
We worked together  •  Partner, Premier IT, Inc.. Previously Professor, University of Southern California. University of Southern California grad.
Jim's IT knowledge is unprecedented. He successfully executed the build out of our IT infrastructure in an intelligent way, taking into acc ... ount redundancies and future growth. He's a real pro + a nice guy!