Expert Network


The Expert Network at the New York Fashion Tech Lab is comprised of investors, industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully launched and scaled fashion technology or industry related companies. They act as informal advisors for companies accepted into the Lab, providing guidance on the broad range of issues addressed by entrepreneurs in this space. NYFT Lab advisors leverage both their expertise and network to provide connections, perspective, content and strategy. 

Joe Bierman, Grace Beauty Capital, LLC

Joe Bierman, Grace Beauty Capital, LLC

Gary Bravard, Adore Me

Gary Bravard, Adore Me

Nina Boone, Aon

Nina Boone, Aon

Kenneth Bronfin, Hearst Ventures

Kenneth Bronfin, Hearst Ventures

Ryan M. Carver, Lamour Group

Ryan M. Carver, Lamour Group

Debra Danielson, CA Technologies

Debra Danielson, CA Technologies

Julie DeLoca, DeLoca Retail Marketing

Julie DeLoca, DeLoca Retail Marketing

Deborah Fine, Omnichannel Executive & CEO

Deborah Fine, Omnichannel Executive & CEO

Bob Greene, Contour Venture Partners

Bob Greene, Contour Venture Partners

Sharon Klapka, Adore Me

Sharon Klapka, Adore Me

David Levy, Amazon Web Services

David Levy, Amazon Web Services

Alexis Maybank, Gilt Group  

Alexis Maybank, Gilt Group
 

Andrew Mitchell, Brand Foundry Ventures

Andrew Mitchell, Brand Foundry Ventures

Frank Fazzinga III, Grace Beauty Capital, LLC

Frank Fazzinga III, Grace Beauty Capital, LLC

Scott Friend, Bain Capital Ventures

Scott Friend, Bain Capital Ventures

Richard Harris, Intent Media

Richard Harris, Intent Media

Kay Koplovitz, USA Network

Kay Koplovitz, USA Network

               Aliza Licht, Leave Your Mark

               Aliza LichtLeave Your Mark

William McClelland, Grace Beauty Capital, LLC

William McClellandGrace Beauty Capital, LLC

Howard Morgan, First Round Capital

Howard Morgan, First Round Capital

J. Skyler Fernandes, Simon Venture Group 

J. Skyler Fernandes, Simon Venture Group 

Maria Gotsch, Partnership Fund for New York City

Maria Gotsch, Partnership Fund for New York City

Jennifer Hyman, Rent the Runway

Jennifer Hyman, Rent the Runway

Lawrence D. Lenihan, Jr., First Mark Capital

Lawrence D. Lenihan, Jr., First Mark Capital

Renee Lorton, White Rock Advisors

Renee Lorton, White Rock Advisors

Heidi Messer, Chairman, Collective[i]

Heidi Messer, Chairman, Collective[i]

Tereza Nemessanyi, Microsoft  

Tereza NemessanyiMicrosoft
 

Mindy Posoff, Golden Seeds  

Mindy Posoff, Golden Seeds
 

Dalia Strum, FIT

Dalia Strum, FIT

Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners

Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners

Kevin Ryan. GILT

Kevin Ryan. GILT

Julie Wainwright, The Real Real

Julie Wainwright, The Real Real

Dee Salomon, MediaLink

Dee Salomon, MediaLink

Ryan Wallace, NYFTLab