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Vincenzo Gatto

Vincenzo Gatto is not available for direct meeting request. Contact their chapter about matching with them or another mentor.

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Meeting Preference: In Person

Languages: English, Italian

How I Can Help You

Currently I am not accepting any clients outside the NYC Metropolitan Area as I find that face to face meetings for fashion clients are way more productive. As such my volunteer hours at SCORE now take place at the New York City Public Library at 455 Fifth Avenue at 40 Street. These sessions are only on Mondays from 11- 4. On Mondays that the Library is closed there may be Wednesdays appointments available.

With more than 40 years experience in the fashion industry, I bring to all mentoring sessions current and important branding and marketing strategies across many platforms. My experience covers the apparel industry in many forms, both retail and wholesale, and includes branding, repositioning a brand, marketing and merchandising and conceptualizing your brand.....getting down to its DNA. I will also be able to help you create a solid business plan that you might present to SBA or other lenders for funding.

I am currently a professor of business and marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and have been for four decades. For the past 20 years I have co-owned incubator1, a marketing consulting company working with small to medium size fashion brands to start and operate a successful venture whether retail or wholesale and we never take on more that 5 clients at a time to make sure each one gets the benefit our our expertise. . I am very busy at certain times of the year during menswear markets in January/February and in the summer months which include important trips to the menswear European markets and the women's NYC market in September. My clients include both retailers and wholesalers in apparel. I am familiar with both the food and home decor industry as well.

To schedule a meeting with me all you need to do register with SCORE and open an account that we use internally to track your business progress and to share with other SCORE mentors should you seek out there advice as well. You can work with as many SCORE mentors as you wish at the same time. Or you can send an email to me a and we can schedule it that way.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plan
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing

Industry Experience

  • Retail
  • Wholesale
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