Sponsors

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  • May 9, 2019

SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS
Global Accounting Advisors
 
Global Accounting Advisors
www.globalaccountingadvisors.com
Gold Sponsor

Global Accounting Advisors is partnership between Marcum and Tony Robbins. GAA is a tax and accounting firm specializing in tax services and virtual CFO Services provided to the super charged entrepreneurs that are aligned with the business teaching of Tony Robbins. We will assess and reveal cash leaks and inefficiencies within your business, all while helping you understand your cash position, cash burn by giving you critical optics and immediate steps to take control of your money NOW. Our consultants will show you where you’re leaving money on the table and then provide the on-going expertise to grow your business with exponential profitability and sustainability. Our years of experience and cutting edge business optics software will help you analyze your company’s finances and focus on what is working well and what needs improvement.

One of the single largest challenges for entrepreneurs is the fact that most companies in infancy operate without a CFO due to the financial impracticality of hiring a full-time chief financial executive. Global Accounting Advisors allows small and medium-sized businesses to access best-in-class expert counsel in a virtual space for less than two percent of the annual salary cost of an in-house CFO. Let’s take your business to the next level!



White Oak Commercial Finance
 
White Oak Commercial Finance
www.whiteoaksf.com
Gold Sponsor

At White Oak, we understand the unique challenges facing small to middle market enterprises in varying economic and business cycles.

Founded in 2007, White Oak Global Advisors, LLC is an SEC-registered investment advisor and private credit firm that provides small and middle market businesses with term loans, asset-based loans, invoice factoring, trade finance, equipment financing and treasury management. With over $8 billion of capital invested in over 500 companies throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, we understand the unique challenges facing small and middle market businesses and we offer a full suite of flexible lending products and services to meet all of your commercial requirements.

Our mission is simple: "financing good businesses run by strong management that have good ideas, products and services." Our hope is to work together to finance opportunities that can make our world a better place today and for generations to come. Headquartered in San Francisco, White Oak and its affiliates have grown to over 420 professionals with offices worldwide including New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, Boca Raton, Maryland, Australia, Scotland, Wales and Manchester.



SILVER SPONSORS
Hilldun
 
Hilldun
www.hilldun.com
Silver Sponsor

Since 1958, Hilldun Corporation has provided Accounts Receivable and Factoring services to businesses based on both purchase orders and invoices. Hilldun offers clients full, on-line access to their account from anywhere in the world, making it easy to enter orders for credit approval, view decisions, and view the status of their accounts receivable at all times.

Through working with Hilldun you will:

  • Put a system in place to determine how to safely conduct business with stores (for example, shipping on net terms, credit card, or COD).
  • Outsource the collecting to someone who is effective and will receive payment in a more timely manner, allowing you to focus your time on business development.
  • Guarantee payment of shipped goods on approved invoices.
  • Increase your cash flow.



HUB International
 
HUB International
www.hubinternational.com
Silver Sponsor

In a rapidly changing world, we advise businesses and individuals on how to prepare for the unexpected. When you work with HUB International, you're at the center of a vast network of insurance specialists, risk consultants, and employee benefits advisors who are looking out for the risks you face today and tomorrow.

As a leading full-service brokerage, HUB provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services across North America. With HUB, you have peace of mind that what matters most to you will be protected — through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions that put you in control.



Milberg Factors Inc.
 
Milberg Factors Inc.
www.milbergfactors.com
Silver Sponsor

Milberg Factors is a private firm focused on factoring and commercial finance. We're committed to providing clients with the financial resources and personalized attention they require to grow and prosper — based on an entrepreneurial philosophy and set of values that have remained constant in over 75 years of doing business.

We're driven to provide individualized factoring and financing arrangements aimed at addressing our clients' particular needs — and helping our clients to succeed. We achieve this through a wide range of services, coupled with a level of loyalty and responsiveness to our clients that's simply unmatched in the industry.

Our objective is to build long-term relationships and remain true to our tradition of dedication to our clients. We are uniquely organized to spend the vast majority of our time talking to our clients, staying on top of their evolving needs — and helping them meet them.

At Milberg, our mission is to be your entrepreneurial financial "partner" with a vested interest in seeing you succeed — today and tomorrow.



US Bank
 
US Bank
www.usbank.com
Silver Sponsor

U.S. Bancorp, with 74,000 employees and $462 billion in assets as of Dec. 30, 2017, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its branch and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, small business, wealth management, payment, wholesale and securities services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Visit U.S. Bank online or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news.



BRONZE SPONSORS
JP Morgan Chase
 
JP Morgan Chase
www.jpmorganchase.com
Bronze Sponsor

Whether you're an apparel wholesaler, a licensee or a footwear retailer, effectively managing an apparel business in today’s environment requires complex financial solutions that are tailored to your needs. The J.P. Morgan Apparel Banking team has financial experts dedicated to serving apparel, footwear, accessories and textile companies who understand the unique dynamics facing your industry, and we can provide financial solutions that combine local knowledge with relevant industry insights and best practices—so you can stay competitive and deliver results.

At JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking, we provide credit and financing, treasury services, international banking and real estate services to clients – including corporations, municipalities, institutions, real estate investors and owners, and not-for-profit organizations – with annual revenue from $20 million to $2 billion. JPMorgan Chase is a leading global financial institution, with a history dating back more than 200 years. Currently we have assets of $2.6 trillion dollars with more than 250,000 employees and a presence in over 100 markets. We’re part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (NYSE: JPM)



Mahl & Associates, Inc.
 
Mahl & Associates, Inc.

Bronze Sponsor



Thompson Coburn LLP
 
Thompson Coburn LLP
www.thompsoncoburn.com
Bronze Sponsor

For almost 90 years Thompson Coburn LLP has provided the quality legal services and counsel our clients demand to achieve their most critical business goals. With more than 380 lawyers and 40 practice areas, we serve clients throughout the United States and beyond. Whether helping with a real estate or employment issue, navigating a complex acquisition or defending a product or service in litigation, we have the knowledge and resources to meet any legal need.



CTBC Bank
 
CTBC Bank
www.ctbcbankusa.com
Bronze Sponsor

CTBC Bank is a trusted and established institution providing our commercial and retail customers with a real financial bridge to the next stage of their lives and businesses. Our customers benefit from access to the best of both worlds – large bank resources coupled with individual attention and customized services of a small bank. Our professionals ensure expectations are exceeded and are committed to our customers’ success.

We aspire to be the most admired bank, recognized for providing our commercial and retail customers a bridge to build their local and global operations and to achieve their financial goals. We will deliver state of the art service tailored to our customers’ business and personal needs.



PARKING SPONSOR
CIT Group
 
CIT Group
www.cit.com
Parking Sponsors

CIT is a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with over a century of experience, approximately $50 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2018, and operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender). The company's commercial banking segment includes commercial financing, real estate financing, equipment financing, factoring and railcar financing. CIT's consumer banking segment includes its national online bank, CIT Bank, and a Southern California branch bank, OneWest Bank.



COCKTAIL SPONSOR
Brutzkus Gubner
 
Brutzkus Gubner
www.bg.law
Cocktail Sponsor

At Brutzkus Gubner we listen. We are more than attorneys - we are dealmakers. We leverage our business backgrounds and creative insight into the most sensible advice and counsel for clients. Many of our attorneys are former bankers, accountants, business owners and professionals, who call upon years of experience to formulate a client's best course of action. At Brutzkus Gubner, we efficiently resolve your legal matters by assembling an accessible team of talent to develop a strategy and take action. We utilize our powerful network of business and legal professionals, spanning a wide range of industries, to add value to our clients. Quite simply, we measure our performance by the results we achieve.



SUPPORTING SPONSORS
Accessories Council
 
Accessories Council
www.accessoriescouncil.org
Supporting Sponsor

The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit, international trade organization established in 1994. Our mission is to stimulate global consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. We serve the industry globally which generates over $50.8 billion dollars annually in the United States alone. Over the past 20 years, membership has grown internationally to include over 280 companies and organizations, representing the world’s leading brand names, designers, publications, retailers and associated providers for the accessories, eyewear and footwear industries.

The Accessories Council sponsors educational seminars, networking events, seasonal trend reports, marketing & advertising co-op initiatives, design & marketing awards for area fashion students, our exciting annual silent auction, social media events, and the esteemed black tie ACE Award Gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the accessory industry.



California Fashion Association
 
California Fashion Association
www.calfashion.org
Supporting Sponsor

CFA has become a multi-pronged Association, dealing with all the significant issues affecting the apparel and textile industry of California. Ilse Metchek is the president of the California Fashion Association and has continued to grow the individual corporate memberships, with an outreach to allied associations globally. In 1999, the California Fashion Foundation was created “from the heart of the CFA” as the fund raising arm of the CFA. It is a non-profit (C-3) public benefit program that creates yearly events and fund raising opportunities for scholarships and other defined charities allied to the fashion industry.



Merrill Lynch - The Horowitz Group
 
Merrill Lynch - The Horowitz Group
www.fa.ml.com/thehorowitzgroup
Supporting Sponsor

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,500 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with approximately 35 million active users, including approximately 24 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.



Fashiondex
 
Fashiondex
www.fashiondex.com
Supporting Sponsor

Apparel industry publishers and consultants specializing in up-to-date, on-line, in-person and in-print sourcing, design, production, and sustainable fashion information since 1992.



MEDIA SPONSOR
Mann Publications
 
Mann Publications
www.mannpublications.com
Media Sponsor

Almost two decades ago, Jeff Mann, president and executive editor of Mann Publications, had already built and maintained a successful apparel business when he saw a void in the market for coverage of the real people behind the scenes in the Garment District. Fashion Mannuscript, which started as a four-page newsletter, evolved into a monthly magazine distributed throughout the country, with extensive photo coverage of top industry events, topical columns by experts in the community, and profiles of the people and companies that make the industry what it is.

With the success of Fashion Mannuscript came the idea of expansion. Mr. Mann decided he would tackle the real estate market when he launched Mann Report in the spring of 1998. Over the years, the success of both these magazines has created room for the inclusion of our residential and building management titles, Mann Report Residential and Mann Report Management, respectively.

We at Mann Publications strive to bring our audience together in print, digitally, and face-to-face and celebrate the fashion and real estate industries.



PROGRAM SPONSOR
Republic Business Credit
 
Republic Business Credit
www.republicbc.com
Program Sponsor

Republic Business Credit is a nationally recognized commercial finance company, supporting the working capital requirements of companies nationwide. Republic is proud to be headquartered in New Orleans, with additional offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.



BREAK SPONSOR
MMG Advisors
 
MMG Advisors
www.mmgus.com
Break Sponsor

Since 1989, MMG Advisors has provided investment banking, strategic and financial advisory services to clients in the retail, fashion, textile, home, jewelry and beauty sectors. We have guided owners of both privately and publicly owned businesses through mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, divestitures, strategic alliances, operational restructurings, valuations and business model analysis. Our clients include top consumer brand names in a variety of business sectors, most with sales volume between $50 million and $1 billion.

We’ve transformed small privately held businesses into large, sophisticated multi-divisional companies. And we’ve transitioned companies that began as contractors operating factories into major marketing firms with multiple divisions.



CHARGING STATION SPONSOR
Rosenthal & Rosenthal
 
Rosenthal & Rosenthal
www.rosenthalinc.com
Charging Sponsor

Rosenthal & Rosenthal is the leading factoring, asset based lending and purchase order financing firm in the United States. Founded in 1938 by Imre J. Rosenthal, the firm is now led by the second and third generations of the Rosenthal family. As a privately held company, Rosenthal is committed to providing personalized service and flexible lending to clients across a broad range of industries. We help our clients through their toughest challenges, so they can focus on growing their businesses. We are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs move their companies forward.



REGISTRATION SPONSOR
California Apparel News
 
California Apparel News
www.apparelnews.net
Registration Sponsor

The Apparel News Group, owned by TLM Publishing Inc., has been in business since 1945. The omni-channel media group covers the largest apparel center in the country and its influence worldwide. It produces a weekly print and digital publication in addition to several specialized supplements throughout the year; e-newsletters/e-blasts; a daily updated website; plus native advertising, video, and classifieds opportunities.

The company is noted for its full-spectrum customer service, including the ability to create not only advertisements and other collateral material but also innovative marketing concepts on a fast-turn basis. Circulation consists of department, chain, and specialty-store buyers; manufacturers of apparel, textiles, and accessories; as well as the suppliers of services and products, including finance, technology, real estate, sourcing, freight and logistics, legal, findings and trimmings, branding, and more. The print paper is distributed at more than 100 trade shows a year and at Los Angeles Fashion District buildings every week.



TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR
Marcum Technology
 
Marcum Technology
www.marcumtechnology.com
Technology Sponsor

Marcum Technology is a member of the Marcum Group of companies. Based in New York, we are a Technology & Managed Services Provider specializing in IT Services, Cyber Security, Software Development, Digital Marketing, Staffing, and Telecom.

Marcum Technology has grown to become a leading Technology Services Provider in the Northeast region. Today, we partner with many of the world’s leading solutions vendors—Citrix, EMC, HP, Microsoft, NetApp, Palo Alto, Symantec, VMware, Zerto, and many others.— to bring our customer best-of-breed solutions that drive results. Marcum’s customers include some of the region’s largest banks, hospitals and retailers.

Marcum Technology is headquartered in Melville, New York, with 45 offices located throughout the United States, Grand Cayman, and China. We maintain a full staff of professional engineers and project managers with deep certification across multiple vendors and industry organizations and serve small, medium and large enterprises around the globe. We are committed to excellent customer service, a fact that is reflected in the long standing relationships we have with some of the world's largest financial institutions, insurance companies, retailers, manufacturers, hospitals and health care groups.