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STEVEN B. POWELL, ESQ.EXECUTIVE CHAIRMANSteven is the Co-Founder of Article One Partners, which became the world’s largest patent research firm, and the former CEO of Interacciones Global, an international finance firm. He is a former Executive Director of Morgan Stanley, Managing Director of Citigroup and Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns.He received his A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard College where he was a John Harvard Scholar, and his JD/MBA joint degree in international law and business from the Graduate Schools of Georgetown University where he was an Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Steven was also a Rotary international Fellow in Latin America. STEVEN B. POWELL, ESQ.

 

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Steven is the Co-Founder of Article One Partners, which became the world’s largest patent research firm, and the former CEO of Interacciones Global, an international finance firm. He is a former Executive Director of Morgan Stanley, Managing Director of Citigroup and Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns.

He received his A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard College where he was a John Harvard Scholar, and his JD/MBA joint degree in international law and business from the Graduate Schools of Georgetown University where he was an Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Steven was also a Rotary international Fellow in Latin America.

 

ZAHRA BAHARICHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERWith more than three decades of leadership in the apparel and fashion industries, Zahra has taken multiple companies to more than $100M in annual revenue. She pioneered the concept and construction of size-inclusivity two decades ago, and is an expert at brand-building, including for Beyoncé (House of Dereon), DUBGEE by Whoopi, Jill Stuart and Nicole Miller.

ZAHRA BAHARI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

With more than three decades of leadership in the apparel and fashion industries, Zahra has taken multiple companies to more than $100M in annual revenue. She pioneered the concept and construction of size-inclusivity two decades ago, and is an expert at brand-building, including for Beyoncé (House of Dereon), DUBGEE by Whoopi, Jill Stuart and Nicole Miller.

 

GORDON BELLEXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMANGordon Bell is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, America’s first community development corporation. In 2019, Mr. Bell helped close the largest deal in Bedford Stuyvesant’s fifty-year history.  The Founding Chairman and Director of the New York Real Estate Chamber, and a Founding Member of the Black Business Collaborative, Mr. Bell has helped many of the most successful minority and women led real estate firms, other businesses, government entities and faith-based organizations consummate numerous transactions of national import.A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, Mr. Bell served as a Rotary International Fellow and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has also served as a Director of the North General Hospital, the CFO of the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center, and a Board Director of the Joint Ownership Entity of NYC and the NYC EDC New Market Tax Credit Advisory Board.

GORDON BELL

EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN

Gordon Bell is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, America’s first community development corporation. In 2019, Mr. Bell helped close the largest deal in Bedford Stuyvesant’s fifty-year history.  

The Founding Chairman and Director of the New York Real Estate Chamber, and a Founding Member of the Black Business Collaborative, Mr. Bell has helped many of the most successful minority and women led real estate firms, other businesses, government entities and faith-based organizations consummate numerous transactions of national import.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, Mr. Bell served as a Rotary International Fellow and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 

He has also served as a Director of the North General Hospital, the CFO of the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center, and a Board Director of the Joint Ownership Entity of NYC and the NYC EDC New Market Tax Credit Advisory Board.

 

PHAIDRA KNIGHTCO-FOUNDER, PSK COLLECTIVE, LLCPhaidra was a professional rugby player for eighteen years, where among numerous achievements, she was Player of the Decade and became the first Black American inductee into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Phaidra is the President and Trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) and is on the Board of Directors for USA Rugby. In 2021, she competed in her first Muay Thai Competition, emerging as welter-weight Class Champion and was also victorious in her first MMA competition bout. She will also appear in the upcoming women MMA fighter movie, Bruised, starring Halle Berry. Phaidra has been a life-long activist for charitable and public service initiatives, including founding Peak Unleashed in 2019, a non-profit organization dedicated to the personal, educational and physical development of marginalized youth, especially those incarcerated and exploited, through activities including rugby and yoga.

PHAIDRA KNIGHT

CO-FOUNDER, PSK COLLECTIVE, LLC

Phaidra was a professional rugby player for eighteen years, where among numerous achievements, she was Player of the Decade and became the first Black American inductee into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Phaidra is the President and Trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) and is on the Board of Directors for USA Rugby. In 2021, she competed in her first Muay Thai Competition, emerging as welter-weight Class Champion and was also victorious in her first MMA competition bout. She will also appear in the upcoming women MMA fighter movie, Bruised, starring Halle Berry. 

Phaidra has been a life-long activist for charitable and public service initiatives, including founding Peak Unleashed in 2019, a non-profit organization dedicated to the personal, educational and physical development of marginalized youth, especially those incarcerated and exploited, through activities including rugby and yoga.

 

 

NAMRATA GANATRA, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, PSK COLLECTIVE, LLC, Namrata Ganatra is the Founder and CEO of Storepath, Inc, a Silicon Valley tech company focused on AI-driven tools and processes that accelerate digital sales growth. She has an exceptional technology background, including senior engineering leadership positions at Facebook, PayPal, Microsoft and Coinbase. Namrata is also a Member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community comprised of leading CIOs, CTOs and other senior technology executives Namrata received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Mumbai, and her Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University. She also completed an Entrepreneurship Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business as well as one at Harvard Business School.

NAMRATA GANATRA

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, PSK COLLECTIVE, LLC

Namrata Ganatra is the Founder and CEO of Storepath, Inc, a Silicon Valley tech company focused on AI-driven tools and processes that accelerate digital sales growth. She has an exceptional technology background, including senior engineering leadership positions at Facebook, PayPal, Microsoft and Coinbase. Namrata is also a Member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community comprised of leading CIOs, CTOs and other senior technology executives 

Namrata received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Mumbai, and her Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University. She also completed an Entrepreneurship Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business as well as one at Harvard Business School.

 

MIN KIMCREATIVE DIRECTOR, PSK COLLECTIVE, AND FORMER SENIOR CREATIVE EXECUTIVE, TORY BURCH, VERA WANG AND SIMPLY VERA AT KOHL’S Min Kim is a fashion designer with wide-ranging expertise in women’s wear. Min moved to NYC to pursue his passion in fashion, graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2005. Min has worked with many leading fashion brands, spanning contemporary to ultra high end. Beginning with his Richard Chai collaborations, he has established himself as a powerful, influence in women’s wear design. His distinguished works include creations for Tory Burch, J Lindeberg, Simply Vera and Vera Wang at Kohls, before joining The Powell Companies Real in the Fall of 2018 and establishing leadership of the highly acclaimed women’s activewear PSK Collective brand, and its PSK Luxury collection.

MIN KIM

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PSK COLLECTIVE, AND FORMER SENIOR CREATIVE EXECUTIVE, TORY BURCH, VERA WANG AND SIMPLY VERA AT KOHL’S

Min Kim is a fashion designer with wide-ranging expertise in women’s wear. Min moved to NYC to pursue his passion in fashion, graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2005. Min has worked with many leading fashion brands, spanning contemporary to ultra high end. Beginning with his Richard Chai collaborations, he has established himself as a powerful, influence in women’s wear design. His distinguished works include creations for Tory Burch, J Lindeberg, Simply Vera and Vera Wang at Kohls, before joining The Powell Companies Real in the Fall of 2018 and establishing leadership of the highly acclaimed women’s activewear PSK Collective brand, and its PSK Luxury collection.

 

ANN MARIE MASCOLO, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, PSK COLLECTIVE AND THE POWELL COMPANIES REAL, Ann Marie is a leader in the women’s sportswear and activewear arenas, working with many of the nation’s top retailers. In particular, she employs her sophisticated knowledge of the fashion industry as a strategic liaison between the firm and Walmart, Kohls, TJ Maxx and Neiman Marcus, among others. In addition to her sales role, she is also a strategic manager in marketing, logistics, insurance and production matters for the firm. Ann Marie is a graduate of Georgia State University and has worked in the Administration of the Governor of Georgia, and gained additional quantitative skills as an executive with a prominent financial firm in the greater Atlanta area.

ANN MARIE MASCOLO

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, PSK COLLECTIVE AND THE POWELL COMPANIES REAL

Ann Marie is a leader in the women’s sportswear and activewear arenas, working with many of the nation’s top retailers. In particular, she employs her sophisticated knowledge of the fashion industry as a strategic liaison between the firm and Walmart, Kohls, TJ Maxx and Neiman Marcus, among others. In addition to her sales role, she is also a strategic manager in marketing, logistics, insurance and production matters for the firm. 

Ann Marie is a graduate of Georgia College & State University and has worked in the Administration of the Governor of Georgia, and gained additional quantitative skills as an executive with a prominent financial firm in the greater Atlanta area.