Mr. Mitsuo Kojima is President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Mr. Kojima is currently the licensing agent for Pinky Wolman of Pinky and Dianne, a Japanese clothing label, located in Japan. He has held numerous senior management and advisory positions during his thirty-plus-year career in fashion, retailing, marketing and licensing. He has previously worked with international brands such as Paul Smith, Seven Jeans, Lanvin, Von Dutch, Porter Bags, Popeye, UT by Uniqlo, Nicky Hilton Group and Sonia Rykiel. Since 1969 to 1986, Mr. Kojima had been the lead buyer at Isetan Co. a department store located in Shinjuku, Japan. Mr. Kojima hold a degree in law from Gakushuin University located in Toyko, Japan.
Mr. Ray Catroppa is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Mr. Catroppa has background in capital markets and financial analysis that comes from the 25 years he spent with top Wall Street firms in New York City, including Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), First Manhattan Corporation and Neuberger Berman. For the past 6 years, Mr. Catroppa has worked as an independent consultant and advisor to numerous public companies listed on the NYSE and AMEX. In 2002, he received the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stony Brook University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University in New York City.
Mr. Robert Forrest is the Creative Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Mr. Forrest is a fashion industry icon with over 40 years of experience in the high-end fashion apparel business. His expertise has been sought out by fashion designers such as Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli, Calvin Klein, Louis Dell'Olio and Rafael Cennamo and has been instrumental in the development of their products throughout the years. Most recently, Mr. Forrest collaborated with model and actress Elizabeth Hurley in the launch of Ms. Hurley's luxury lifestyle brand 'Elizabeth Hurley Beach.' From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Forrest worked for Giorgio Armani S.P.A. , reporting directly to Mr. Giorgio Armani and industry veteran Gabriella Forte. During the 1970's and 80's Mr. Forrest served as head buyer and Fashion Director for Browns London and Maxfield Los Angeles. As Creative Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide, Mr. Robert Forrest is responsible for all stages of product development from creative inception to marketing.
Ms. Dawn Green is the Commercial Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. Ms. Dawn Green started her career in Fashion as a buyer for Feathers Boutique in Mayfair, London and was the women's wear buyer for world luxury boutique, Browns London. Ms. Green has held senior executive positions with fashion houses such as Paul Smith, Kisa, Omela, and Miss Italy. At Paul Smith, Ms. Green was instrumental in the expansion of key Paul Smith boutiques throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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