Well-rounded Footwear Designer and Developer familiar with complete product creation life cycle, from initial concept to retail sale. Committed to innovation, functionality, and high-quality products. Driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings. Multilingual and fluent in English, Italian, and basic Spanish, offering solid comprehension of cultural diversity.
Consulting with footwear business owners, on collections development from 2D concept through productions, managing fitting test, leather development, and approvals. By collaborating with the engineering team and designers established and implemented quality standards.
Joined Cole Haan concurrent with Private Equity Investor Apex Capital Management purchasing the company from Nike. With the support of new management, a leveraged process-oriented background to instill best practices into operations. By developing KPIs, rationalizing inventory and vendors, holding factories accountable to delivery schedules, costs, and parameters, was able to facilitate lower development ratios, lower cost per unit, improving speed to market.
By participating in workshops and training, improved skills for digital instructions, and learn new methods and valuable techniques to support the student while in the footwear lab. With the interest and support of other faculty, implemented a syllabus course with practical knowledge for a footwear designer to-be.
Joined KCP after my internship and was instrumental in the formation of my professional career. Given the opportunity to expand the product category for established customer base including DSW, Federated, and independent, levered and increase in annual sales by 20%.
Hobbies: Photography, Gardening, Baking/Cooking.
Volunteer : Mentoring with CVNY @ KCP – City Harvest Volunteer.
Miscellaneous: Maintain dual citizenship in United States and Italy.
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