About Nicholas De Marco

From a career spanning men’s, women’s and children’s apparel; from couture to moderate merchandise; and from high-end specialty stores to mass merchant retailers, Nicholas De Marco’s (Nick) is recognized as a true visionary and leader within the fashion industry.

Nick has been the architect and author of numerous and well-publicized turn around situations, has invigorated design, revamped production, and expanded lines within bellwether companies like Halston and Pierre Cardin.

Nick is a recognized expert in re-branding initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing agreements.

He is a tested and insightful veteran who understands current market conditions, retail relationships, product development and potential brand success. With over thirty years of leadership experience, Nick was responsible for creating the iconic styles that defined a generation (the ‘Cardin Look’); structured highly lucrative strategic licensing programs for Cardin, Halston, Duck Head, and Nautilus (among others), and is a recognized expert in maximizing brand equity and profitability for trademark and brand owners in the apparel, accessory and consumer product areas.

Nick graduated from Temple University with a BBS, served as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and successfully completed Saks Fifth Avenue Executive Training program. He dedicates his personal time as past chairman and current Board Member of New York’s Bowery Mission.

Nick is married and resides in Darien, CT. with his wife Anni.

How I Can Assist Your Company


Strategic expert in managing, growing and licensing, core and affiliated products. Create iconic styles, invigorate designs, revamp production, build proactive branding initiatives and structure lucrative licensing programs in apparel, accessory and specialty businesses. Revive and expand lines, reversing declines of over-branded names. Pairing brands with suitable companies, maximizing brand equity and profitability for trademark and brand owners.


Develop and implement top operational initiatives, including infrastructure changes, revamping production and expanding lines to solidify and create successful products and brands for bellwether companies. Restructure and reorganize businesses, drawing on the ability to assess value of particular products or brands, and evaluating retail and consumer trends. Extensive transaction background in start-ups, acquisitions and sales of companies. Team player that implements and executes equity owner’s bottom line goals.


Proven record in acquiring, implementing strategy, directing growth and managing men’s, women’s and children’s fashion businesses. Operational and strategic career, spanning high-end brands, specialty apparel, middle market companies and high volume distribution to mass retailers. Experience-backed judgment and integrity to overcome complex business challenges and mastermind major fashion industry turnarounds.


Assisting companies in the search, analysis, purchase or sale of strategic and valuable assets and investments. Backed by thirty years experience in a wide variety of business opportunities and finance transactions, including start-ups, mergers, sell mandates, acquisitions, turnarounds, recapitalizations and consulting assignments, principally in fashion, apparel and related accessories and consumer products.

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Nick offers a broad range of services for small and large projects

Dawnick International



Brand Management Consulting Firm
Botkier Designer Handbags – Restructured and facilitated the sale of the company to Trebbianno, advising on the transition and potential acquisitions.

Sorial Contemporary Handbags – Posturing the entire growth of the company by transforming it from a family business to a corporate competitor. Creating a new management structure and building new merchandising, logistics, sourcing, sales and design programs for the company.

Samsung – Financial consulting within Fashion Industry.

Mergers and Acquisitions – Working on several opportunities in the Accessory Market, in both the buy and sell side.

Advising – Two Internet startups in the Women's Dress Market

4th Of November, New York

Jan 2017–Present


New Urban Collaboration. Sportswear and related products.

Stella M'Lia, Greenwich CT

Sep 2016–Present


Structure a growth scenario for this Tweens Dress Company.Advise on current operations and financial opportunities.

Stratigic Initiatives Group, LLC,
Austin. TX

Sep 2016–Present


Partner with Group on M&A opportunities in Groups portfolio.

One Jeans Group, New York

Aug 2016–Present


Work with CEO. Consult and execute Licensing agenda.

Nicole Miller, New York

Dec 2015–Present


Work with CEO and VP of Licensing on opportunities in expanding the Licensing agenda.

Joanna Maxham, LLC,
Ridgefield, CT

Jan 2015–Present


Emerging Young Designer Accessory Company specializing in European made Luxury Handbags. Designed by Joanna Maxham and produced by her Company in Poland using Italian leathers and hardware.

Advising on operations and structuring financial support.

Samsung C&T America, Inc.

Sep 2014–Present


Identifying qualified Fashion Business's who need growth assistance and back office support.

West Orange, NJ

Mar 2014–Present


Advisor for growth and operations

Abby Post, New York

Jan 2014–May 2015


Advising on growth strategies and operations. Company acquired by Sourseeasy.

Botkier Handbags
New York

Apr 2012–Jan 2015


Restructure Business and Growth Acquisition. Initiated and completed an acquisition to the Trebbianno Group and remain as an Adviser.

Four Winds Apparel Group,
Los Angeles and New York



Manufacturer and wholesaler of better women’s casual sportswear, distributed to higher-end department and specialty stores.Oversee all aspects of operations, including finance, administration, production, sales and distribution

Oversee all aspects of operations, including finance, administration, production, sales and distribution

Capstone Holdings, LLC New York

Keystone Holdings, LLC, New York



Established acquisition companies created to identify, acquire and manage private label and branded fashion businesses to build global franchises.

CEO and primary force behind the acquisition of Heartstrings Children’s Apparel, a high-end fashion company, whose annual income exceeded $55 million.

Leveraged expertise in fashion business to acquire leading producer and distributor of socks—Royce Hosiery, licensed by Levi Dockers and Nine West.

Forged Capstone in 2005, acquiring New York Laundry, active spectator women’s sportswear, and Hot Cotton, Inc., better casual women’s sportswear, under the corporate name, Active Brands Apparel. Served as COO. Both brands dominated respective categories.

Halson, LLC New York



Legendary fashion designer that reshaped fashion industry and the business of fashion.

Hired by banks to turn around financial condition of company and create new licensing platform. Restructured, streamlined, and stabilized management of prestigious brand. Effort resulted in the creation of system that branded 12 new companies.

International Apparel
Marketing Corp., New York



Division of Delta-Woodside Industries. Master Licensor of Duck Head Sportswear and Nautilus Fitness Brands

Created and managed licensing infrastructure for Duck Head and Nautilus. Spearheaded marketing strategy and merchandising. Held full P&L responsibility. Identified and negotiated 14 licenses for Nautilus and 12 new licenses for Duck Head—including women’s apparel, footwear, luggage, hosiery, sports bags and equipment, swimwear and eyewear. Collections launched at department stores, sporting goods, pro shops and military markets.

Consulted for independent companies needing direction in branding and licensing.

Dawnick International, Inc. New York



Brand Management Consulting Firm

Advised Nomura Securities' Mergers and Acquisitions group, i.e., Ocean Pacific, Donna Karan and Nautilus, on viable fashion and apparel companies, introduced and pursued target companies. Advised on restructuring Maui & Sons, Inc.

Pierre Cardin USA, Inc. New York



French futuristic designer revolutionized men’s clothing.

In charge of U.S. operations, overseeing, structuring and operating all North American business.

Created first of its kind licensing program that became the industry standard. Innovative system coordinated the disparate efforts of 32 companies, 54 product categories in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories.

Developed quality protocols for licensees and formal review system to protect brand integrity and enhance retailer relationships.

Turned around the overuse of the Cardin name, increasing sales from $78 million in 1978 to $204 million in 1990.

Established strong relationships with senior retail management.


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