1. Mark Carson
1105 Holly Lane ♦Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009
Fashion Industry Senior Executive
Comprehensive experience in the fashion industry with over 30 years of experience and over 20 years of
International sourcing. Established track record of sales growth profitability. Provided in-depth production,
merchandising, and sales experience. Successfully built teams to manage production. Through careful selection
and approval of factories, maintained compliance and communication overseas. Well-versed in traveling and
negotiations both nationally and internationally. Consistently delivering unique and creative ideas in order to
maintain fresh and attractive designs. Worked with a client base consisting of Sears Holdings, J.C. Penney, Izod
(PVH), JCrew, Macy’s Merchandising Group, White House/Black Market (Chico’s), Club Monaco (Ralph Lauren),
Federated Merchandise Group (I.N.C., Style & Company, Jennifer Moore, Charter Club), Jones New York (Nine
West and Anne Klein), May Company (Ideology and I.E.), Nordstrom’s, Victoria’s Secret Direct, and Brook Brothers
(Stores and outlets).
International Sourcing ♦Product Development ♦Aggressive and Creative Sales Strategies
Ensuring Compliance ♦Department Collaboration ♦Negotiations ♦Account Management
Team Building ♦Increasing Sales ♦Branded and Private Labels ♦International Production
EXPERIENCES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
THE SISKIND GROUP, New York, NY 2013 – 2015
Director of Sourcing and Production
Managed private labels along with Larry Levine, ABS by Allen Schwartz, and Harve Bernard. Streamlined factories
into a cohesive group for company’s needs. Set up controls and factory guidelines.
CARSEGAN, LLC, New York, NY 2006 – 2012
Stimulated sales by providing exclusive product and design ideas. Communicating with factories overseas,
collaborated with design and art departments to ensure proper implementation. In order to complete business
transactions with customers and suppliers, traveled both domestically and internationally creating relationships.
♦ Increased sales from $0 to $15M.
♦ Guaranteed production in Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, and China.
APPAREL HOLDINGS GROUP/ALARMEX, New York, NY 2005 – 2006
Vice President/Head Private Label Division
Formed a skilled design team to improve and moderate accounts. Combined sales and production departments
while reorganizing the division to work as a team.
♦ Established Federated Merchandise Group as central account for I.N.C. and Style & Company.
♦ Flourished Sear’s Holding from $500,000 to $10M with a standard of $20M annually.
♦ Designed and launched production of knit tops: Nine West Denim (Division of Jones Apparel).
♦ Styled specialty knit top business: Chadwick’s, Christopher and Bank, and Beall’s.
♦ Executed fast track programs for West Bound division by opening Dillard’s.
JEFFREY CRAIG, LLC (Acquired Take Control Apparel in 2003), New York, NY 1996 – 2005
President(DMD International Division) ∙2003 – 2005
Supervised departments such as design and sourcing. Organized sales, merchandising, and import. Negotiated
with numerous factories in China in regards to open credit during travels to Asia.
♦ Achieved $35M in sales.
♦ Boosted account base to become one of the finest in the industry.
President (Take Control Apparel) ∙1996 – 2003
Led daily account services, design, and sourcing departments. Navigated nationally and internationally working
with suppliers and clients. Oversaw all department sales merchandising.
♦ Elevated annual sales to $30M.
♦ Shaped private label division and David Loren branded business.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA