MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND FASHIONNET
FashionNet.org’s international team give us local presence in all major fashion regions of the world. This also provides FashionNet.org
of in-depth knowledge of the local markets and experiences in the field.
Mark is an influential and entrepreneurial professional, with proven business acumen demonstrated through a lifetime career in the clothing industry. Over the course of his career, he has been recognized as a forward-thinking and integrity-rooted leader, committed to building high-value and loyal relationships across major brands and luxury retailers. At his core, he is a risk-minded strategist and continuous learner, committed to persevering and thriving while staying ahead of the curve as a sales leader, business owner and team builder.
Growing up in a family with over 200 years of history in the textile industry, Jan breathes and lives fashion. Starting in retail sales at age of 15, he gained a deep understanding about all aspects of retail and visual merchandising. After many years as a buyer in different segments of fashion, he has traveled around the globe building a robust portfolio working in fashion. As a fashion business entrepreneur, Jan has harnessed his vast knowledge and insight into all aspects of the business. He has introduced a unique one-stop full service consultancy that guides brands to navigate successfully and expand internationally.
Jeff has had quite the impact on the fashion industry. Having worked with Harry Rosen from 1979-2020, he has acquired a vast amount of knowledge, sure to produce success in any aspect of the industry. Through his extensive years with one of the industry’s top brands, Jeff became the Executive VP of Merchandise. In this role, Jeff built-up the brand, while focusing on assortment planning, driving sales through product, store innovation, generating new ideas, problem solving, and relationship building.
Belinda joins FashionNet with over 20 years experience working in retail and wholesale. Passionate about developing brands and people, Belinda is a life long learner and has been fortunate to have worked with some the world’s most admired people and brands. In her new role at FashionNet, Belinda seeks to use her unique blend of expertise to collaborate with FashionNet team and clients.
Growing up in her mothers design studio, Theresa went on to pursue the same love of fashion. She interned at the Gucci Flagship in Toronto, gaining experience in luxury retail and later the Michael Kors head office which housed their booming wholesale division. She embraced a career in wholesale representing Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein, SAM. NY and many labels from around the world for Canadian majors and independents. Wonderful opportunities led Theresa to travel to 35+ countries and live abroad, adding to her global perspective of the fashion industry. She is currently living in Geneva, where her focus is to bring forth her all-encompassing knowledge to successfully elevate European brands in global markets.
Melis is an entrepreneur and management professional with a demonstrated history working in retail, textile and the fashion industry. Having founded a luxury brand herself, she is now guiding fashion brands in business development and international sales activities. She’s also teaching Brand Development and Marketing at IFA Paris College. Having a passion for brands and their ever changing world, she has been at the helm of every step of brand development from creative to business and she is now supporting brands on their expansive journey.