Mr. Wassner is a co-founder and the Chairman of InterLuxe. Mr. Wassner is also the co-CEO of Hilldun Corporation, and has been providing business advice, financing, factoring and services to the fashion industry for over 35 years. Mr. Wassner is intimately involved in fashion, serving on various boards and committees, including as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America Advisory Board (CFDA) and a Business Mentor for the CFDA CFI Fashion Incubator Program.
At Hilldun, Mr. Wassner has provided accounts receivable factoring and other forms of financing to fashion brands, along with back office support and mentoring. Mr. Wassner is also a passionate supporter of the Save the Garment Center movement and all causes related to the Fashion Industry in New York City. Mr. Wassner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, where he received a Masters Degree in Philosophy. Mr. Wassner has three sons and lives with his wife in Manhattan.
Ms. Beste is the CEO of InterLuxe. Prior to joining InterLuxe, Melissa was CEO of Akris, Americas; the US President for Alexander McQueen; held merchant positions at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Marshall Field's. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Melissa is a member of The Women’s Forum and a board member of WIN.
Mr. Moskowitz is a co-founder and the President of InterLuxe. Prior to InterLuxe, Mr. Moskowitz was a private equity investor at Harvest Partners and Tailwind Capital. Prior to joining Tailwind, Mr. Moskowitz worked at Bain & Co. and Saunders Karp & Megrue and began his career as an investment banker at The Beacon Group.
Mr. Moskowitz is the founder and Chairman of the Young Professionals Mentoring Program, a non-profit youth mentoring program serving high school students in New York. Mr. Moskowitz has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an A.B. in politics cum laude from Princeton University. Mr. Moskowitz lives in Manhattan.
Mr. Volchko is the CFO of InterLuxe. Prior to joining InterLuxe, Mr. Volchko was the CFO of Derek Lam and Badgley Mischka. Before his time at Badgley Mischka, Mr. Volchko ran his own financial and strategic consulting firm guiding clients in the design and luxury spaces. He also has ten years of experience in the investment industry with companies including Lazard, Credit Suisse and several private investment companies.
Mr. Volchko has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Volchko lives with his wife and two sons in Brooklyn.