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Marc Fisher
Founder
Marc Fisher Footwear

A LIFELONG PASSION FOR BEAUTIFUL SHOES

Marc Fisher was born and raised in an American footwear family and has had a passion for beautiful shoes for as long as he can remember.

The son of Nine West co-founder Jerome Fisher, Marc studied the art and business of shoemaking from the bottom up, and spent 30 years of his career (so far) creating best-selling collections for leading designers. He’s a constant traveler to the world’s great cities, and finds inspiration wherever he goes. Rather than chase what’s shiny and new he likes things with beauty and soul. He believes style that lasts is style that counts, and that if it’s not wearable it’s simply not worth it. This appreciation of chic, timeless, simplicity is in everything Marc makes.

Since he was old enough to tie his laces, Marc has been sizing up what women want, need, and love in shoes. Recently, after three decades creating great collections for other companies, he introduced a new collection under his very own name – Marc Fisher Collection.

Marc and his childhood sweetheart Jill have been married for over 30 years. Their three children all work with the company, proving that shoes are literally part of the Fisher family DNA.

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Susan Itzkowitz
President
Marc Fisher Footwear

Susan Itzkowitz brings a wealth of knowledge to Marc Fisher Footwear with more than 20 years of footwear industry experience. As president of Marc Fisher Footwear, Susan oversees all aspects of the company, including business operations and cultivating the various brands within the portfolio.

Previously, Susan was group president at Nine West Group, where she was charged with overseeing all branded footwear lines.

Susan holds a Business Administration Degree from Cornell University and is a member of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY).

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Al Gervais
Chief Operating Officer
Marc Fisher Footwear

Al Gervais has been employed with Marc Fisher Footwear since 2006 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Al brings over 20 years of experience in the footwear industry including Nine West Group / Jones Apparel Group working in various sourcing, operations and international capacities. Prior to that he was controller / director of operations for Sherson Marketing in Toronto, Canada.

Al holds a Business Administration Degree from Cambrian College in Canada, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA).

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Terry Solis
President of Sales Group
Marc Fisher Footwear

Terry Solis has dedicated more than 30 years to the footwear industry, earning her the title of industry veteran. Her leadership abilities and footwear industry knowledge give her the skills to oversee all aspects of the Marc Fisher Footwear Wholesale Brands.

Prior to joining the Marc Fisher team, Terry served as president of Nine West, where she was responsible for sales and managing the Nine West wholesale market. Additionally, Terry held various other retail positions, including The Broadway and May Company.

Terry received a Bachelor of Science in child psychology from California State University at Fullerton.

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Matthew Burris
Chief Financial Officer
Marc Fisher Footwear

Matthew Burris has been Marc Fisher Footwear’s CFO since 2008. During his tenure, he has financed Marc Fisher Footwear’s rapid business growth in sales and number of brands under management. Prior to joining Fisher, Mr. Burris spent 20 years as a senior finance executive of retailers and wholesalers in Handbags, Jewelry, and Accessories.

Mr. Burris received a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.