Oscar Feldenkreis is CEO and President of Perry Ellis International (PEI). He joined PEI in 1980 and has been involved in all aspects of the Company's operations since that time including as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from February 1993 until his selection as CEO and President of PEI in April 2016. Oscar's extensive experience in the apparel business, including marketing, branding, sales and manufacturing has enabled PEI to become one of the leaders in the industry.
He is involved in numerous local and national civic causes, including the Kosher Food Bank, United Way, Israel Bonds, Temple Menorah and the YPO/WPO Organization. He is currently on the Advisory Board of My Mela, President of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), Greater Miami Chapter, on the Advisory Board of the Miami Fashion Institute for Miami Dade College and an Advisory Member for the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business Retail.
Most recently, Oscar will be honored as the 2016 Apparel Industry Honoree and Co-Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House of New York Annual Gala in June. He also received the National Human Relations award given by the American Jewish Committee, the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Wharton School of Business and the 2010 Achievement Award from the Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) organization.
David Enright joined Perry Ellis International in June 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he oversees the operational aspects of the PEI business including global logistics, planning, IT and sourcing while managing the supply chain and distribution channels. Together with senior management David directs the daily business operations of the organization.
David brings more than 25 years of experience managing global business areas such as manufacturing, sourcing, IT and logistics for organizations including Unilever and Brown Forman Inc., Lenox Division. Most recently David served as the SVP of Global Planning, Distribution and Logistics for Coach, Inc. David's retail and fashion industry insights coupled with his financial acumen, visionary leadership and strong record of delivering results, are key for the future expansion and growth of the PEI family of brands.
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, and in April of 2012, he was appointed Group President of the Callaway, Golf & Sportswear Divisions. With the continued growth and size of our Golf division, he was appointed President, Golf Division. Jack has been instrumental in positioning the company as the leader in Golf Lifestyle apparel.
His extensive industry experience, leadership and managerial insights have propelled the PEI Golf business to new heights on a global scale. Prior to joining PEI, he had already earned over 20 years of management and apparel sales experience, including time spent at both Phillips Van Heusen and The Arrow Co., where he served as EVP within each organization. Beyond his corporate endeavors, he has also been a consistent contributor and volunteer to a variety of philanthropies on both local and national levels.
Luis Paez joined Perry Ellis International (PEI) in 1994 as MIS Director and was 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 in the technology sector.
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 tech 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.
Stanley Silverstein joined Perry Ellis International (PEI) as President of International Development and Global Licensing in 2013 after a 29-year career at Warnaco/PVH. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Silverstein served as EVP International Strategy and Business Development at Warnaco where he was responsible for driving that company's powerful international expansion. From 1984 to 2006, Mr. Silverstein served in various executive capacities for Warnaco, including EVP Corporate Development, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. His expertise in global strategy and development have contributed to the successful international expansion of the Perry Ellis portfolio of brands.
A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he has served as a guest lecturer and panelist for several organizations including the Fashion Institute of Technology, the American Apparel Footwear Association, and Women's Wear Daily Global Markets. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for The New School in New York City, a member of the Board of Governors of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and Council Member of NYU Stern Fashion & Luxury Council.
Tricia McDermott Thompkins
Tricia McDermott Thompkins is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's legal operations. Tricia joined Perry Ellis International, Inc. in 2011 and served as Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing Counsel. She has been instrumental in the acquisition of several Perry Ellis brands, including the acquisition of the Ben Hogan® brand and expanded licensing arrangements for the NIKE®, PGA TOUR®, Callaway®, Jack Nicklaus® and Guy Harvey® brands.
Prior to joining Perry Ellis, Tricia held senior legal positions with Office Depot, Inc. and Spectrum Brands, Inc. Tricia also practiced in the Washington DC office of Ballard Spahr, LLP and co-managed a law office as a Senior Supervisory Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Tricia holds a bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor from Rutgers University. She is actively involved in the community as a board member and/or officer of various civic and cultural organizations, including Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. Tricia is also actively involved in the American Bar Association and served as chair of the Trademark Transactions Committee.
Tricia has been recognized for the past 3 years by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine as a Corporate IP Star and in 2018 by the South Florida Business Journal as a 2018 SFBJ Influential Business Woman.
Jorge Nariño was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2018, after serving as our Interim Chief Financial Officer beginning in November 2017.
Mr. Nariño is a certified public accountant and was elevated to the CFO role on an interim basis after serving the Company for 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility, including as Vice President, Assistant Controller between May 2007 and July 2016 and as Senior Vice President of SEC Financial Reporting since July 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nariño, spent 12 years in public accounting at KPMG, LLP and BDO USA, LLP.