Fashion industry executive and brand strategist Patrick Guadagno applies more than two decades of experience as a groundbreaking brand strategist and senior executive for some of the world’s most renowned clothing designers. From development and marketing to licensing and segmentation, Patrick Guadagno boasts an impressive record in the fashion industry. Most recently, Patrick Guadagno served nearly five years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Italian fashion label Versace’s U.S. subsidiary.
From 2003 to 2005, Patrick Guadagno gained further success as Managing Director of Dolce & Gabbana USA, where he led the transition of the innovative D&G division to in-house, corporate-run status. Patrick Guadagno also oversaw aspects of the business’s finance, merchandising, and distribution, working directly with Dolce & Gabbana’s Milan design studio to introduce a pre-collection product delivery for the U.S. market.
Prior to his role as Managing Director at Dolce & Gabbana USA, Patrick Guadagno honed his managerial skills as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ittierre/IT USA, a leader in the designer apparel sector that controlled designer brands Gianfranco Ferré, D&G, and Roberto Cavalli. During his seven-year tenure with Ittierre/IT USA, Patrick Guadagno managed retail and wholesale operations. In addition, he directed the company’s sales plans and promotions, marketing, distribution policies, as well as new store openings and leases. A key asset to the successful growth and development of Ittierre/IT USA, Patrick Guadagno opened three Dolce & Gabbana stores and one Gianfranco Ferré store within his first 18 months. Furthermore, Patrick Guadagno hired Ittierre/IT USA’s entire team of sales, marketing, finance, and product development professionals.