Kelly Furano is an entrepreneur and global business development executive with over 15 years of experience growing luxury fashion and lifestyle brands worldwide. Furano has forged beautiful relationships with the world’s leading artists, designers, retailers, chefs, healers, developers and hoteliers.
• Furano founded an executive consulting firm providing business development strategy to the world’s most successful CEO’s and Creative Directors. Some of Furano’s clients include Jill Collage (The Row), Greg Chait (CEO The Elder Statesman), Marco Bizarri (CEO of Bottega Veneta now CEO of Gucci), Philip Green (CEO of Arcadia Group: TOPSHOP), Roxanne Heptner (CEO WILT), Paige Mycoskie (CEO of Aviator Nation), Bonnie Brooks (Vice Chairman of Hudson Bay Company), Betsee Isenberg (Founder of 10Eleven showroom) and Mara Hoffman.
• Furano served as the EVP of Business Development for Elizabeth & James and expanded the brand’s presence in new markets including Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, Middle East, Russia, Canada, and Mexico.
• Furano launched True Religion Brand Jeans in 2004 alongside Founder and CEO Jeff Lubell and was pivotal in growing the business to $400 million as the Vice President of Global Sales. Lubell publically recognizes Furano as his “most valuable asset”. Furano supported the brand through its IPO and retail expansion of 150 doors.