Gilbert W. Harrison

Chairman-Fashion Division at UJA-Federation of New York

Gilbert W. Harrison

Gilbert W. Harrison

Chairman-Fashion Division at UJA-Federation of New York

Overview
Career Highlights

Financo LLC

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2614

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

1941

Age

80

Number of Awards

4

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Southampton Hospital

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Chair, Emergency Department at Southampton Hospital

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President at The Southampton Hospital Foundation Inc.

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President at UJA-Federation of New York

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General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary at UJA-Federation of New York

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President, UJA Federation of New York's Women's Philanthropy at UJA-Federation of New York

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President at JJP Advisory LLC

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President, Medical Staff at Southampton Hospital

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Treasurer & Director at UJA-Federation of New York

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Secretary, Board of Trustees at The Southampton Hospital Foundation Inc.

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Honorary Member, Executive Board at The Penn Fund

The Penn Fund is defined by the consistency and generosity of its Proud Penn Donors. Annual giving from alumni holding undergraduate degrees allows The Penn Fund to make an instant impact on all aspects of student life at Penn. Alumni participation is the primary goal of The Penn Fund and Penn students are its sole beneficiary.

Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1965

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

Bachelor of Science in Economics
Class of 1962

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Arbitration Association provides conflict management and dispute resolution services. It provides a forum for the hearing of disputes, rules, and procedures, and a roster of impartial experts to resolve cases. In addition to dispute resolution services, the American Arbitration Association offers training and helps develop arbitration and mediation systems. It maintains offices in the U.S. and one in Ireland; in addition, it works with arbitration groups located in other countries. It was founded in 1926 and is located in New York, NY.

Career History
Founder
1971 - Prior

Since 1971, Financo has been committed solely to the Retail & Consumer sectors. In this time, we have completed more transactions in the sector than any other investment bank or advisory firm. We’ve cultivated an invaluable network of relationships and we’ve built a successful roster of clients that seek our services, again and again. Many of our bankers have tenure in the industry as operators as well as advisors, holding senior executive positions in retail and consumer companies. Our highly focused specialization allows us to provide insights that would be missed by a traditional investment bank and to create greater value for our clients. And because we are a boutique firm, we have the agility to adapt quickly to the needs, style, and goals of each individual client. Financo was founded by Gilbert Harrison in 1971. Since selling the firm to Lehman Brothers/American Express in 1985 and buying it back in 1989, Financo has built a reputation for providing independent, unbiased and client-focused service. Today, with the addition of John Berg and his expertise in investment banking and private equity with a focus on retail and consumer sectors, together with Colin Welch’s global perspective with close to 20 years of experience in the retail and consumer sectors, both domestically, and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Financo’s financial expertise and global footprint has never been stronger. Each January, during the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & Expo, three hundred internationally-known executives join us in New York City for Financo’s CEO seminar and networking event. This is one of the most well-attended events in the industry, and is just one example of Financo’s prominent role as a leading investment bank in the retail and consumer sectors. Industry Sub-Sector Specialization Personal Care & Beauty • Retail • Direct-to-Consumer • Apparel & Accessories • Footwear • Hard Goods

Chairman-Fashion Division
Current

UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.

Chairman-Merchandising Group
Prior

Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of securities underwriting and investment services. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2018 - Current

In the nearly 30 years since its founding, Inter Parfums, Inc. has been selected as the fragrance and beauty partner for a growing list of brands that include Burberry, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo, Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc, Paul Smith, Boucheron, S.T. Dupont, Balmain, Karl Lagerfeld, Repetto, Alfred Dunhill, Anna Sui, Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, bebe, Betsey Johnson, and Nine West. Inter Parfums is known for innovation, quality and its ability to capture the genetic code of each brand in the products it develops, manufactures and distributes in over 100 countries worldwide.

Director
Current

Part of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection is an Italian company located in Venice that operates museums.

Chairman
Prior - 2017

Since 1971, Financo has been committed solely to the Retail & Consumer sectors. In this time, we have completed more transactions in the sector than any other investment bank or advisory firm. We’ve cultivated an invaluable network of relationships and we’ve built a successful roster of clients that seek our services, again and again. Many of our bankers have tenure in the industry as operators as well as advisors, holding senior executive positions in retail and consumer companies. Our highly focused specialization allows us to provide insights that would be missed by a traditional investment bank and to create greater value for our clients. And because we are a boutique firm, we have the agility to adapt quickly to the needs, style, and goals of each individual client. Financo was founded by Gilbert Harrison in 1971. Since selling the firm to Lehman Brothers/American Express in 1985 and buying it back in 1989, Financo has built a reputation for providing independent, unbiased and client-focused service. Today, with the addition of John Berg and his expertise in investment banking and private equity with a focus on retail and consumer sectors, together with Colin Welch’s global perspective with close to 20 years of experience in the retail and consumer sectors, both domestically, and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Financo’s financial expertise and global footprint has never been stronger. Each January, during the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & Expo, three hundred internationally-known executives join us in New York City for Financo’s CEO seminar and networking event. This is one of the most well-attended events in the industry, and is just one example of Financo’s prominent role as a leading investment bank in the retail and consumer sectors. Industry Sub-Sector Specialization Personal Care & Beauty • Retail • Direct-to-Consumer • Apparel & Accessories • Footwear • Hard Goods

Vice Chair, Entertainment, Tech & Lifestyle Executive Committee
Current

UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.

Chairman Emeritus
Current

Founded in 1944, when apparel industry leaders obtained a charter to establish a “fashion institute of design and technology.” The Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation was born, to nurture and educate the future leaders of the fashion industry. The FIT Foundation serves as an advisory and fundraising body to FIT. The special relationship between the college and foundation creates valuable opportunities to share knowledge and experience. Board members, who include today's leaders and innovators, serve on panels and appear as special lecturers, enabling students to meet outstanding representatives from the fields of industrial production, labor, design, merchandising, and the arts.

Treasurer & Director
Current

Southampton Hospital is a 125-bed hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital admits more than 6,000 patients annually and has about 25,000emergency room visits each year (about 50% during the summer season). The Hospital’s multidisciplinary approach to healthcare provides access to a wide variety of medical specialties for a full range of clinical services.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2018

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a performing arts venue in Brooklyn, New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. It presented its first performance in 1861 and began operations in its present location in 1908.

$500 - $999
2013

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is a premier, research-intensive medical school dedicated to innovative biomedical investigation and to the development of ethical and compassionate physicians and scientists. Inspired by the words of our namesake, we welcome students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds who strive to enhance human health in the community and beyond.

$1,000 - $2,499
2013

92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For over 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world. As a proudly Jewish organization, 92Y enthusiastically welcomes and reaches out to people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds while embracing Jewish values like learning and self-improvement, the importance of family, the joy of life, and giving back to our wonderfully diverse and growing community, both locally and around the world.

Political Donations
$1,000
2015

Representative at Office of the Representative from New York's 1st District, Lee Zeldin

$500
2013

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$1,000
2011

Former Governor of Utah

Transactions
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AREA Property Partners LP, NRDC Equity Partners LLC purchase M. Fortunoff of Westbury Corp. from Trimaran Capital Partners LLC

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Prospect Hill Growth Partners purchases Mattress Firm, Inc. from Mattress Holding Corp., Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

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Bath & Body Works, Inc. purchases LA Senza, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar
Admitted to the Connecticut Bar
Creative Works
Contributing Author

The Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook

Events
Speaker
2012 World Retail Congress

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