Head of Sales, Coterie and Project Womens
My career trajectory is unique — I was originally a customer.
I moved over to the events industry 2 years ago after having been a familiar face on the Coterie and Intermezzo Collections show floors for more than 25 years as both an exhibitor with my own multi-line showroom, and as a buyer. The events the UBM Fashion team put on were sensational and inspired me to join the other side.
I was part of UBM’s acquisition of BJI in April 2016 and joined the UBM team four months later assuming the role of Show Director of Intermezzo Collections and Accessories Circuit. In October of 2017, I was made Head of Sales for our Tier 1 women’s fashion events: Coterie and Project Women’s New York and Las Vegas. I consider myself very lucky to be working with an incredible group of people, managing a staff of 12, responsible for overseeing the sales teams and all sales related issues. In addition, I head up the brand screenings for both shows.
I am probably best known for successfully launching UBM Fashion’s first consumer facing neighbourhood, Vintage@INTERMEZZO (now Vintage@COTERIE), which garnered a global EPICs Award nomination (UBM’s inaugural global awards) for the Breakthrough Event Leader category.
As a 35-year fashion veteran and strong supporter of small business, I moved over to the events industry because I finally feel I’m in a position to actually help people, brands and retailers, to navigate the changing landscape we are currently experiencing in the fashion industry.
I am constantly inspired by the past, something many people will tell you to forget. The past was the inspiration for Vintage@INTERMEZZO. Vintage represents another time, when clothing and accessories weren’t mass produced, but created by hand with a love for the actual product itself. It speaks to the journey that brought us here and influences how we look at things in the future. I firmly believe that in order to know where you are going, you need to let the past inspire you along the way. That’s simply how I’ve always lived my life.
I commute to NYC every day from my home in New Haven Connecticut where I live with my partner of 18 years and our 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Eli and Milo.