George Feldenkreis serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Perry Ellis International. Born in Havana, Cuba, to Russian immigrants, George moved to Miami in 1961 and founded Supreme International. Supreme International went public in 1993 and became Perry Ellis International (PEI) after acquiring the powerhouse brand in 1999 which he has since built into a multinational corporation with annual revenues of nearly $1 billion.
George has been a member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's Board of Directors for more than 40 years, and has organized many fundraising activities involving South Florida's Cuban-Jewish community. He was the Federation's first Hispanic board member, and was honored with the organization's "Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award" in 2016.
George was elected as a Trustee of the University of Miami in 1995 and has endowed the George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies at the University. In 2015, the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, bestowed the 'Rambam Award' upon George in recognition of his business and philanthropic achievements.
In 2007, he was recognized as Man of the Year during the American Apparel & Footwear Association's American Image Awards event and also received Yeshiva University's `A Perfect Fit Award' in 2006, along with the Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Manufacturing in 1998.
George holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Havana, an honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College and an honorary Associate of Arts and Letters from Miami Dade Community College. His numerous speaking engagements have included commencements and keynote addresses at Harvard University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Babson College, Yeshiva University and the Miami International University of Art and Design.
Oscar Feldenkreis is Vice Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International (PEI). He joined PEI in 1980 and has been involved in all aspects of the Company’s operations since that time including as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from February 1993 until his selection as CEO and President of PEI in April 2016. Oscar’s extensive experience in the apparel business, including marketing, branding, sales and manufacturing has enabled PEI to become one of the leaders in the industry.
He is involved in numerous local and national civic causes, including the Kosher Food Bank, United Way, Israel Bonds, Temple Menorah and the YPO/WPO Organization. He is currently on the Advisory Board of My Mela, President of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), Greater Miami Chapter, on the Advisory Board of the Miami Fashion Institute for Miami Dade College and an Advisory Member for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Retail.
Most recently, Oscar will be honored as the 2016 Apparel Industry Honoree and Co-Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House of New York Annual Gala in June. He also received the National Human Relations award given by the American Jewish Committee, the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Wharton School of Business and the 2010 Achievement Award from the Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) organization.
David Enright joined Perry Ellis International in June 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he oversees the operational aspects of the PEI business including global logistics, planning, IT and sourcing while managing the supply chain and distribution channels. Together with senior management David directs the daily business operations of the organization.
David brings more than 25 years of experience managing global business areas such as manufacturing, sourcing, IT and logistics for organizations including Unilever and Brown Forman Inc., Lenox Division. Most recently David served as the SVP of Global Planning, Distribution and Logistics for Coach, Inc. David's retail and fashion industry insights coupled with his financial acumen, visionary leadership and strong record of delivering results, are key for the future expansion and growth of the PEI family of brands.
Anita Britt has served as Chief Financial Officer of Perry Ellis International (PEI) since joining the company in 2009. She brings over 17 years of experience in the apparel and retail industry. Before joining PEI, she served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Urban Brands Inc., and prior to that spent over twelve years at Jones Apparel Group, Inc. Anita held multiple leadership positions, which included Executive Vice President of Finance.
As a key member of the PEI Executive Management team, Anita reports to the Chairman and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the company. She has the day-to-day responsibility of planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities for the company. This includes, but is not limited to, accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, property management, deal analysis, negotiations, investor relationships, partnership compliance, and private and institutional financing.
Anita is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the National Institute of Investor Relations. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Thomas University.
Cory Shade serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Perry Ellis International, Inc., where she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s legal matters. With over 20 years of in-house and law firm experience, Cory is a highly skilled business lawyer whose practice has included mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance and general corporate counseling.
Prior to joining Perry Ellis in 2006, Cory was the General Counsel of Firstcom Corporation (merger into AT&T Latin America) and responsible for all legal and governance matters. Previously, Cory was a Corporate Attorney with the laws firms Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, which is now known as Squire, Saunders & Dempsey, LLP and Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Her practice included securities, mergers and acquisitions, and financing, as well as general corporate counseling. Cory holds a BA in economics from George Washington University and earned her J.D. and M.B.A. from Washington University.
Cory serves, or has served, on numerous boards of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including, but not limited to the Student Loan Marketing Association (also known as Sallie Mae), National Association of Corporate Directors, South Florida Chapter; Advisory Board of Northridge Hospital, a Tenet Healthcare facility; member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs; and Chair of the Diversity Advisory Council, Broward County, Florida. She has also served as an adjunct professor of ethics and corporate governance in the PhD program at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida.
Jack Voith joined Perry Ellis International (PEI) in 2001 as Executive Vice President of the Sportswear Division. In September 2009, he was promoted to President of the Golf & Sportswear Divisions, and in April of 2012, he was appointed Group President of the Callaway, Golf & Sportswear Divisions. With the continued growth and size of our Golf division, he was appointed President, Golf Division. Jack has been instrumental in positioning the company as the leader in Golf Lifestyle apparel.
His extensive industry experience, leadership and managerial insights have propelled the PEI Golf business to new heights on a global scale. Prior to joining PEI, he had already earned over 20 years of management and apparel sales experience, including time spent at both Phillips Van Heusen and The Arrow Co., where he served as EVP within each organization. Beyond his corporate endeavors, he has also been a consistent contributor and volunteer to a variety of philanthropies on both local and national levels.
Luis Paez joined Perry Ellis International (PEI) in 1994 as MIS Director and was promoted to Chief Information Officer in 2000, after serving as Suave Shoes' Systems Director where he honed his skills of leadership, technology transformation and maximizing IT investment. Luis earned a BSEE in Computer Engineering from the University of Miami and began his career as an engineer, quickly advancing through levels of management in the technology sector.
In 2006, Luis was selected as one of the top 100 most important Hispanics in technology and business by Hispanic Engineering and Science Spectrum Magazine, as well as one of the Consumer Goods Technology Visionaries of 2006. While maintaining his tech roots, Luis has truly mastered the apparel business at PEI working closing with business management in all segments. Under his guidance, PEI has merged nine major acquisitions into its best of breed systems. Luis is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for RIS and Apparel Magazine.
Stanley Silverstein joined Perry Ellis International (PEI) as President of International Development and Global Licensing in 2013 after a 29-year career at Warnaco/PVH. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Silverstein served as EVP International Strategy and Business Development at Warnaco where he was responsible for driving that company’s powerful international expansion. From 1984 to 2006, Mr. Silverstein served in various executive capacities for Warnaco, including EVP Corporate Development, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. His proven track record of success in global strategy and development are expected to contribute to the international expansion of the Perry Ellis portfolio of brands.
A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he has served as a guest lecturer and panelist for several organizations including the Fashion Institute of Technology, the American Apparel Footwear Association, and Women’s Wear Daily Global Markets. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for The New School in New York City.