Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Rabin has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Centric Brands Inc. and as a member of the board of directors since October 2018. Mr. Rabin is responsible for building and leading the senior executive team and setting the strategy and direction of the Company including driving the Company’s culture, values, and behavior.
Most recently, Mr. Rabin was President, North America of Global Brands Group since November 2015, and served as Chief Merchandising Officer from 2014 to 2017 overseeing Global Brand Group’s merchandising strategy and global brand portfolio. Previously, Mr. Rabin was President of Li & Fung Group Asia Limited, where he managed the Company’s fashion and home distribution business in Asia. Prior to that, he was President of Kids Headquarters, a children’s and young men’s apparel manufacturer from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Rabin holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Mr. Rabin has received several awards for his leadership accomplishments at Kids Headquarters, including the Supplier Performance Award by Retail Category, the Ernie Awards and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) Licensing Excellence Award, in addition to the Business Visionary Award at the 21st Annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards ceremony in 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Pruthi has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Centric Brands Inc. since November 2018. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic and scenario planning, as well as overall financial management of the Company. Previously, Mr. Pruthi served as Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Retail Ltd., a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, from June 2013 through October 2014. Mr. Pruthi holds a B.A. and Masters in Finance from Bentley College.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Ritchey joined Centric Brands in February 2020 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for developing the global operating platform and have direct oversight for strategic sourcing, warehousing, logistics and information technology.
Ms. Ritchey has more than 20 years of experience leading retail, manufacturing, distribution, and business operations. Most recently she worked at FullBeauty Brands as Chief Operating Officer where she oversaw all retail operations. Prior to that, at L Brands, where she served in senior leadership and executive Operations roles, Ms. Ritchey led strategic initiatives that resulted in business processes enhancements from product concept to store and improvements in end-to-end supply chain management. Ms. Ritchey began her career in accounting at Arthur Andersen where she worked for seven years before joining Cardinal Health in positions of increasing responsibility in the tax and treasury departments. Ms. Ritchey earned a BA, MBA and JD from The Ohio State University and formerly served as Board Chair for the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council Inc.
Chief Strategy Officer and President, Business Development
Mr. Favuzza has served as Chief Strategy Officer and President, Business Development of Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, he is responsible for business operations, corporate development / mergers & acquisitions, and executing the strategic development of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Favuzza was the Executive Vice President of Global Brands Group from December 2011 through October 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Favuzza was the Director of Transaction Services at PwC from 1995 through 2011. Mr. Favuzza holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College and received an M.B.A. in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School.
Group President, Kids
Mr. Pinkow has served as the Group President of Kids for Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, Mr. Pinkow oversees an extensive portfolio of licensed properties and distribution channels for Kids apparel. Most recently, Mr. Pinkow was the Group President of Kids for Global Brands Group. Prior to that, Mr. Pinkow was the Co-President of Men’s & Kid’s at GBG from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Pinkow holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services from Hofstra University.
Group President, Accessories
Mr. Kahn is Group President of Accessories for Centric Brands, a position that he has held since October 2018. In this role, he leads the accessories business which includes an extensive portfolio of iconic brands across multiple product categories including bags, hosiery, scarves, jewelry, cold weather apparel and small leather goods. Most recently, Mr. Kahn was the President of Accessories, Socks & Home for Global Brands Group, a leading design, production and distribution company for men’s and women’s accessories in America, from July 2010 through October 2018. Mr. Kahn began his career at Cipriani Accessories and held various roles of increasing responsibility during his nineteen-year tenure there, eventually becoming CEO.
Mr. Kahn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, receiving their Distinguished Leadership Award in 2016, a recipient of the Sally L Smith Founders Award from AIM Academy and an active member of the Young President’s Organization’s Metro Chapter.
Group President, BCBG, Hervé Léger and Joe’s Jeans
Ms. Biszantz has served as the President of BCBG, Hervé Léger, and Joe’s Jeans since March 2019. In this role, she drives strategic direction, operational efficiencies and customer experience for these brands. Most recently, Ms. Biszantz was the President of Joe’s Jeans Inc. from December 2015 through March 2019. Ms. Biszantz was the Chief Executive Officer at La Perla North America from 2008 through 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Biszantz was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greg Norman Collection, a division of Reebok, from 2001-2008. Ms. Biszantz holds a B.A. in Media Arts with a minor in Communications and Political Science from the University of Arizona.
President, Robert Graham and SWIMS
Andrew Berg has served as President of Robert Graham since April 2016 and SWIMS since April 2019. In this role, he leads the direction and development of the contemporary menswear brand. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Menswear at Theory from September 2012 to April 2016. Before that, Mr. Berg was GMM of RUGBY Ralph Lauren from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Berg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
President, Hudson Jeans
Maria Borromeo has served as the President of Hudson Jeans since May 2018. In this role, Ms. Borromeo develops and executes the strategic vision for the brand. Most recently, Ms. Borromeo was the Chief Merchandising Officer at Thakoon from May 2015 through June 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Borromeo was the Chief Executive Officer and founding member of Thakoon from 2004 to 2017. Ms. Borromeo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from Ithaca College.
President, Entertainment Licensing Group
Ms. Brown has served as the President of Entertainment Licensing Group for Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the entertainment business including sleepwear and beauty. Most recently, Ms. Brown was the President of Licensed Character Sleepwear & Beauty at Global Brands Group from 2016 through October 2018. Prior to that, from 2001-2015 Ms. Brown held various senior leadership positions at Jones Apparel Group rising to President of the Juniors/Girls Division of the Jones Jeanswear Group. Ms. Brown holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Coe has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Centric Brands Inc. since October 2018. In this role, she implements plans to maximize corporate and employee performance and engagement both globally and domestically. Most recently, Ms. Coe was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Global Brands Group from 2007 through October 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Coe was the Vice President of Human Resources at Liz Claiborne from 2005 through 2007. Ms. Coe holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Allegheny College.
Chief Information Officer
Roger Czuchra has served as the Chief Information Officer of Centric Brands Inc. since May 2019. In this role, Mr. Czuchra will oversee the entire IT team, as well as the Company’s internal and external networks. Most recently, Mr. Czuchra was the Chief Information Officer of North & Central America for Legrand from June 2015 through April 2019. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer, Industrial for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Mr. Czuchra holds a B.S. in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Strategic Leadership focus from Quinnipiac University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Alabaster joined Centric Brands in December 2019 as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she will have oversight for corporate communications, corporate marketing and CSR/ sustainability.
Ms. Alabaster has more than 25 years of experience building world-class consumer brands. She has served in executive leadership positions in brand marketing, corporate communications, public affairs and corporate responsibility/CSR at Revlon, The Estée Lauder Companies, L’Oréal and Philip Morris. Ms. Alabaster earned a BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University, an MBA in Marketing from New York University Stern School of Business and an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Recognized by TriplePundit and Forbes as among the Top Women in Sustainability/CSR, Ms. Alabaster has spent the past decade of her career helping organizations and brands chart a course for sustainable growth.
Chief Revenue Officer and President, Global Brand Licensing
Mr. Silverstein has served as the Centric Brands Inc. Chief Revenue Officer and President, Global Brand Licensing since April 2019. In this role, Mr. Silverstein seeks out and creates new opportunities for revenue and growth. Previously, Mr. Silverstein served as President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hybrid Apparel from October 2013 through April 2019. Prior to that, he served as President of Kids Headquarters from 1994 through 2013. Mr. Silverstein holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government from University of Denver.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Andrew Tarshis joined Centric Brands Inc. in July 2019 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel. In his role, Mr. Tarshis is actively involved in all aspects of the Company’s strategic and legal affairs and serves on the Company’s senior executive committee. From October 2018 to July 2019, Mr. Tarshis served as the Company’s interim General Counsel. From June 2013, Mr. Tarshis has served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of Tengram Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in consumer branded businesses. Prior to joining Tengram, Mr. Tarshis was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Iconix Brand Group, Inc., a brand management and licensing company, where he was involved in all aspects of the Company's strategic and legal affairs, including M&A, financing, licensing and intellectual property, governance, SEC and other regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to joining Iconix, Mr. Tarshis served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Windsong Allegiance Group, LLC, owner of the Joe Boxer and Hathaway brands, and as a corporate attorney for Toys R Us, Inc., specializing in Intellectual Property.