President of Steve Madden Belts and Madden Girl Bags — Steve Madden
Senior VP Sales Collection 18
Ron D’Angelo is a Senior VP of Sales for Collection XIIX, Ltd, a leading supplier of ladies neckwear, cold weather knits, hats, and jewelry through licensed national brand and private label product. Since he joined in 2000, the company has evolved and grown from a small scarf company into and multi classification industry leader. He is part of a growing management team that leads the company in sales, design and operational excellence.
Ron started his career in the executive training program of the May Company department stores in St. Louis. He ultimately became the buyer of ladies fashion accessories in their Los Angeles division before moving to NYC and entering the wholesale market in 1990. He spent several years in the belt, leather goods, and watch industry as a seasoned sales executive before coming to Collection 18.
Originally from Royal Oak, Michigan, Ron is a graduate from the business school of the University of Notre Dame where he concentrated his studies in marketing.
CFO, E. Gluck Corp
R. J. Graziano
R.J. Graziano is widely considered to be the last master designer jewelry brand. Recognized as the ultimate industry trend setter, his signature style embraces fashionable women everywhere.
Graziano started on the fast track to success more than thirty years ago. At the request of Bloomingdales, R.J. designed a collection exclusively for them that was immediately showcased in the coveted Lexington Avenue windows. Within six months, Graziano had his first Lord and Taylor full page New York Times ad and his first Neiman Marcus catalogue feature. A star was born.
R.J. Graziano has enjoyed decades of success at most major stores nationwide including Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and fine specialty stores including Scoop, Intermix, Henri Bendel and Kitson.
Twenty years ago, R.J. recognized the captivating abilities of electronic retailing and began with appearances on QVC. Shortly thereafter, Graziano joined HSN and will be celebrating twenty-two legendary years in 2017.
Celebrities love R.J. His seductive designs can be seen in the press on Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, Catherine Zeta Jones, Queen Latifah, Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey among many others.
Graziano’s designs are heavily featured in all fashion magazines such as Bazaar, In Style, People Style Watch, Elle etc. and is a mainstay designer go to name on many television programs such as the Today Show, Access Hollywood, What not to Wear, Entertainment Tonight among others.
R.J.Graziano reflects style that delights, embraces and transforms….style that matters.
President and Designer Colors in Optics, Ltd.
Colors in Optics, Ltd. was founded in 1978 by President and Designer Sanford Hutton. The company’s namesake was borne out of its innovative and unique process of integrating color into optical frames. Sanford, a licensed optician, pioneered the use of color in the eyewear industry by producing a number of classic frames in vibrant colors. His implementation of color helped revolutionize eyewear into a fashion accessory. The look was an immediate sensation and was reflected in numerous motion pictures including Annie Hall and American Gigolo. This exposure catapulted the Colors in Optics brand into a fashion icon. Almost immediately, major retailers clamored for the product. Today, the company is a key force in both eyewear design and distribution, and is a top resource for retailers and eye care professionals worldwide.
VP-DMM Accessories & Jewelry of Kohl’s
Todd Marcus has worked at K&M Associates for 6 years as the President of the Vendôme Division which specializes in the design, sales, and distribution of Department Store and Specialty products.
Prior to joining K&M, Todd spent 2 years as a Consultant with Oliver Wyman. Working in the Aviation Practice, he partnered with international airlines to implement cost reducing sourcing practices.
Todd Marcus holds a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Emory University, an M.E.M. from the McCormick School of Engineering, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Buyer, Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Hosiery, Legwear and Spanx - Dillard’s
SVP GMM Center Core Belk Department Stores
President/CEO — Accessories Direct International
President, Handbag Division, Collection XIIX
A thirty one year veteran of the handbag industry with a proven track record of strategically developing new, successful accessary brands from initial concepts to the retail floor. Having successfully launched several handbag brands across multiple price points, my incomparable knowledge of the American marketplace has established me as an industry expert and trusted long-standing partner with all major retailers.
- Tel: 212-686-8990
VP GMM Accessories DSW
President Execu — Team Resources Inc.
Associate Product Manager, Fashion Accessories — Kohl’s Department Stores
Samantha Raguso has worked for Kohl’s for the last 5 years, and most recently in the Fashion Accessories division for the last 2.5 years. She has been able to grow and launch new private and exclusive label fashion accessory brands since joining the team in 2016. She loves working at Kohl’s because of their strong company values, their constant push for innovation, and their mission to continuously engage their customers.
Samantha graduated from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2013, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Product Development – Brands & Bridge Division Uncas International
Anthony brings over 25 years of experience in the jewelry industry and recently joined the Uncas family in 2019. Uncas is a leader in national and private label brands in multiple categories – including Fashion, bridge and kids jewelry, hair accessories, hydration, and gifting. Previously, Anthony worked with LA Rocks for 12 years in the bridge jewelry and licensing categories.
Anthony has been a supporter of FABB for 15 years.