Corporate Officers

George Feldenkreis

George Feldenkreis, Chairman and CEO, is the visionary who leads Perry Ellis International. Born in Havana, Cuba, to Russian immigrants, Feldenkreis moved to Miami in 1961 and founded Supreme International, a company known for importing school uniforms and guayaberas, a 4-pocket tropical-inspired shirt. Supreme International went public in 1993 and became Perry Ellis International after the acquisition of that company in 1999.

Mr. Feldenkreis currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and is a benefactor of numerous medical, educational, social and philanthropic organizations. He has been honored by many organizations for his business achievements and civic contributions, including the Lincoln-Marti award for his role in the Cuban Refugee Program and the Man of the Year award from the American Apparel and Footwear Association. He has been inducted into the South Florida Business Hall of Fame, has received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and in April 2012 was inducted into the Nova Southeastern University Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Mr. Feldenkreis holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Havana, an honorary Juris Doctorate from Babson College and an honorary Associate of Arts and Letters from Miami Dade Community College.

 

Oscar Feldenkreis

Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO, grew up inspired by his father's entrepreneurial vision and today is second in command of one of the leading companies in men's apparel. In 1980, he joined what was then Supreme International, expanding the company's scope beyond
private-label distribution. He introduced the company's first major brand, Natural Issue, and before long the company became a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of

branded men's sportswear.

Mr. Feldenkreis is involved in numerous local and national civic causes, including the Leadership Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Israel Bonds, the Kosher Food Bank and the United Way, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Most recently, he received the National Human Relations award from the American Jewish Committee and the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

 

Fanny Hanono

Fanny Hanono is Secretary and Treasurer of Perry Ellis International. She graduated with a degree in Political Science from George Washington University and an honorary Doctorate in International Business from Johnson & Wales University. Additionally, she oversees the company's Human Resource, Insurance, and Import divisions.

Ms. Hanono sits on the board of the Greater

Miami Jewish Federation and is Chairman of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, where she works to enrich the lives of children through arts and athletics. She is also active in the International Women's Forum, juggling her career responsibilities with her extensive philanthropic endeavors - many of which are financially administered through the Feldenkreis Family Foundation. Ms. Hanono is a proud mother of 5 children.

 

Anita Britt

Anita Britt has served as Chief Financial Officer of Perry Ellis International since joining the Company in 2009. She brings over 17 years of experience in the apparel and retail industry. Prior to joining the Company, she served as executive vice-president and chief financial officer for Urban Brands Inc., and prior to that spent over twelve years at Jones Apparel Group, Inc. Anita held multiple leadership positions, which included executive vice-president of finance.

As a key member of the Executive Management team, Anita reports to the Chairman and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the company. She has day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, property management, deal analysis and negotiations, investor relationships and partnership compliance and private and institutional financing.

Anita is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the National Institute of Investors Relations. She also serves on the Business Advisory Group for St. Thomas University.

 

Cory Shade

Cory Shade has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel since October 2006, has nearly twenty years of legal experience. Ms. Shade's prior experience includes serving as general counsel of Firstcom Corporation (merged into AT&T Latin America) and as corporate attorney with the law firms Steel, Hector & Davis LLP (now known as Squire, Saunders & Dempsey LLP) and Kilpatric Stockton LLP. Ms. Shade is a graduate of George Washington University in

Washington, D.C. and earned a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St.Louis, MO.

Ms. Shade serves, or has served, on numerous boards of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including, but not limited to, the Student Loan Marketing Association (also known as Sallie Mae); the National Association of Corporate Directors, South Florida Chapter; the Advisory Board of Northridge Hospital, a Tenet Healthcare facility, member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs and Chair, Diversity Advisory Counsel, Broward County, Florida. She has also served as an adjunct professor of ethics and corporate governance in the PhD program at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida.

 

Steve Harriman

Steve Harriman has led the company's bottoms business for more than a decade and became the division's president in February 2005 after delivering consistent top line growth and profitability. He oversees all bottoms product development, design, sales and sourcing.

Mr. Harriman brings extensive retail and product expertise to Perry Ellis International. His previous roles have included diverse merchandising and

store line management responsibilities for Jordan Marsh and oversight of bottoms merchandising and product development for men and young men at Marshall's. Throughout, he has been both a contributor and volunteer to local and national charities.

 

Jack Voith

Jack Voith joined Perry Ellis International (PEI) in 2001 as Executive Vice President of the Sportswear Division. In September 2009 he was promoted to President of the Golf & Sportswear Divisions; in April of 2012 he was further elevated to Group President of the Callaway, Golf & Sportswear Divisions. Jack has been instrumental in positioning our Company as the leader in Golf Lifestyle apparel.

His extensive industry experience, leadership and managerial insights will unquestionably propel the PEI Golf business to new heights on a global scale. He has more than 30 years of management and apparel sales experience. Prior to joining PEI, he served as EVP of Sportswear within both the Phillips Van Heusen and The Arrow Shirt Co. organizations. Beyond his corporate endeavors, he has also been a consistent contributor and volunteer for a variety of philanthropies on both local and national levels.

 

Luis Paez

Luis Paez joined Perry Ellis International in 1994 as MIS Director, and promoted to Chief Information Officer in 2000, after serving as Suave Shoes' Systems Director where he honed his skills of leadership, technology transformation and maximizing IT investment. Luis earned a BSEE in Computer Engineering from the University of Miami and began his career as an engineer, quickly advancing through levels of management on the technology side.

In 2006, Luis was selected as one of the top 100 most important Hispanics in technology and business by Hispanic Engineering and Science Spectrum Magazine, as well as one of the Consumer Goods Technology Visionaries of 2006. While maintaining his technology roots, Luis has truly mastered the apparel business at PEI working closing with business management in all segments. Under his guidance, PEI has merged nine major acquisitions into its best of breed systems. Luis is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for RIS and Apparel Magazine.