Kelly Furano is a business development and global sales executive with over 15 years of experience growing luxury fashion brands worldwide. Kelly has developed meaningful relationships with an extensive network of the best retailers on every continent and has a reputation for bringing tremendous long term growth to the brands with whom she partners. As an executive advisor to the brands she works with, Kelly delivers a strategic road map for growth through a variety of wholesale, retail and ecommerce opportunities without ever losing sight of the brand’s vision and integrity.
• Kelly served as the VP of Global Sales for True Religion Brand Jeans for nine years where she was pivotal in growing the business to $400 million and said to be the brand’s “most valuable asset”, according to Jeff Lubell (CEO and Founder).
• Kelly served as the EVP of Business Development for Elizabeth & James where she worked under Jill Collage (CEO of Dualstar) to build a strategy for growth by aligning with and managing key wholesale and retail partners overseas.
• Out of the desire to work with other brands in a more flexible capacity, Kelly launched her own consulting business where she has had the privledge of advising Jill Collage (The Row), Greg Chait (CEO The Elder Statesman), Marco Bizarri(former 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) as well as Current Elliot, AMO denim, Baldwin Denim, and Mara Hoffman.