CEO/Head of Product Development
Joe has 14 years of experience in apparel and accessory designing. Proficient in Coral Paint and Photoshop design programs. Joe is responsible and has accomplished all bullet points listed below:
*14 Year experience in retail and internet sales to include wholesale and direct to consumer.
*Developed and designed the official Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. new member intake blazer supplying 2000 to 2500 men’s blazers per year to include designer mens tie and cuff links.
*Developed and designed the official supplier of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. TORCH program blazers supplying 1000 to 1500 sorority blazers to this group per year.
*Design, develop and deliver several service organizations designer tote bag lines ranging from 25,000 to 40,000 bags per year along with matching accessories to include cosmetic cases, portfolios and wallets.
*Coordinate international freight and logistic shipments and necessary documents with US Customs for clearance. Manage 3PL pick and pack operation.
*Established EDI processes in line with big box retailers to support business flow.
*Extensive travel to Asia for 11 years to manage in house sourcing staff, QC, factory relations and operations office in Shanghai China.
*Design layout of Sorority Row Boutique and establishment of first brick and mortar location.
*Currently or previously working with chains and brands to include Cracker Barrel, Kohls.com, Dunham Sports, Costco, Dillards, Gabriel Brothers, Sams Club and Coca-Cola.
Joe is a proud graduate of Southern University A & M College, Baton Rouge LA with a B.S. Degree in Business Management