Girish Siddappa founded Fashion For Globe to fulfill his long-held dream of connecting undiscovered designers and artisans around the world with manufactures and brands who could use their fresh ideas and talents. While trained in technology, Girish’s focus as been on the creative side ever since a professional experience with Nordstrom exposed him to the fashion industry and the way technology impacts design. At that time was a senior systems analyst at Infosys, working directly under since-retired CEO Mr. Shibu Lal. As his career advanced, Girish sought opportunities to apply his technical expertise towards creating products and services that would empower creative users in the fashion industry. He served as Senior Systems Analyst at Gerber Technology, and in 2010 launched PLM technology Inc. where he remains CEO. Girish holds an engineering degree in computer science from JMIT of Kuvempu University, India.
Sharon Graubard’s skill at pinpointing the silhouettes, items, fabrics and colors that will drive business for the coming season has earned her work an international following. A trailblazer in using catwalk collections as a starting point for analysis, she was most recently SVP Fashion Director at Stylesight. Prior to that she was VP/Creative Director at ESP Trendlab, Creative Director at Doneger Design Direction, and Creative Director at The Tobé Report, where she began as an illustrator.
Now consulting for a variety of progressive brands, retailers and leading forecasting companies, she is a sought-after speaker and authority on design-related trends. Frequent speaking engagements include Premiere Vision New York and Paris, The Fashion Group International, Sao Paulo Fashion Week, Hong Kong Fashion Week, and trend conferences around the world. Graubard is regularly quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Vogue, Elle, international press and other media.
Paula Levy is a seasoned SVP Global Sales and Industry Business Specialist with a focus on Retail and Brands. For 25+ years, Paula has provided consulting services and technology solutions based upon her depth of knowledge regarding best practices combined with a deep understanding of value-based selling, cost savings, operational efficiencies, and go-to-market strategies. Her expertise includes enterprise solutions ranging from ERP, CRM, WMS, Omni-channel Retailing, Mobile Client Telling, PLM, and DesignCad. Paula’s customers cover a worldwide roster of leading retailers and brands, including Brooks Brothers, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Tory Burch, Polo Ralph Lauren, St. John Knits, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Joseph Abboud, Liz Claiborne, and Calvin Klein. She sits on multiple boards in the technology and retail sectors.
Jerry Inman is a seasoned Chief Marketing Officer focused on the Retail and Technology industries. Inman has a proven track record of driving global market share, revenue growth and increased brand equity — with clients ranging from start-ups to the established. Sought after for his motivational skills as well as his expertise, he is regularly invited to speak at leading industry conferences and events. Specialties include branding, demand generation, PR, SEM, sales/marketing alignment and innovative integrated marketing campaigns. Jerry brings his innovative approach to industry-leading technologies including Business Intelligence, Integration, Design, PLM, Trend Forecasting, and Omni-Channel Planning. He sits on multiple boards in the technology and retail sectors.