ABOUT

The BROOKLYN Fashion Incubator, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focusing on diversifying talent in the fashion industry by mentoring U.S. emerging fashion entrepreneurs. In the 12-month program, The BFI assists each Fashion Entrepreneur in Residence, very individually, to achieve their next individual level of growth and their overall business development.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Executive Director
Maria Barraza

Maria is founder, president and chief designer of BARRAZA Associates, Ltd. - a NYC based, 26 years in business, manufacturing, and wholesale apparel firm with a retail division - BARRAZAStyle.

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Partnership Director
Rafael Romero

Rafael Romero is founder of TheROMEROgroup, a cause related media firm. Mr. Romero manages BFI's brand partnerships and sponsorships.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Gustavo Carvajal

Gustavo is the International Cultural Ambassador for Patronato Ruta de la Amistad (Mexico68.org) - 2012 World Monuments Watch, and Board Member of BFI. Gustavo holds degrees in Hotel & Tourism Business Management and Marketing.

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Tatiana Whytelord

Tatiana is an Intellectual Property, Branding & Advertising Law Expert with over 25 years of experience gained at top tier law firms and multinationals in Canada, USA, France, Monaco, Italy, Mexico, UK and Australia. 

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Jean Noel Beaumier

Mr. Jean Beaumier is an entrepreneur and international business person. His business and passions include the wine business in which he has enjoyed decades of success. Real estate, including investments in France, New York, and Brooklyn take up a great deal of his time today.

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Tim Ceci

A senior retail executive with extensive leadership experience with; Saks Fifth Avenue, Banana
Republic, Gap International, Pier 1, Nike, Barneys New York and most recently VP North America
Retail for Celine/LVMH.

 

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