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.
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.
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.