Founder and Special Advisor
Mr. Neil Cole is no longer Chairman of the Board President Chief Executive Officer of Iconix Brand Group Inc. with effect from September 30 2015. Prior to this Mr. Cole served as Chairman of the Board President and Treasurer of New Retail Concepts Inc. a company he founded in 1986 and from which we acquired the Candies trademark in 1993. For over 30 years Mr. Cole has acquired developed promoted and managed a substantial portfolio of brands. As Chairman Chief Executive Officer and President Mr. Cole marshaled our transition from a traditional apparel and footwear operating entity to a brand management company. Since the completion of the transition in 2005 and as a result of Mr. Coles leadership our portfolio of brands has grown from two brands to over 35 brands with tremendous diversification in apparel footwear sportswear fashion accessories beauty and fragrance entertainment home products and consumer electronics. In 2001 Mr. Cole founded The Candies Foundation a nonprofit organization that works to educate Americas youth about the devastating consequences of teenage pregnancy and creates a national dialogue on the issue. Mr. Cole was a member of Governor Cuomos SAGE Commission from April 2011 to February 2013 and currently serves as a director on the Board of Directors for The Candies Foundation The Mount Sinai Childrens Center Foundation and Crutches 4 Kids
Age: 57Cole received a BS degree in political science from the University of Florida in 1978 and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra law school in 1982.