Robert W. D’Loren has been an entrepreneur and innovator for the past 40 years with a focus on consumer products, entertainment, finance and real estate. Today, he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xcel Brands. Xcel was founded by Robert W. D’Loren in 2011 with a vision to reimagine shopping, entertainment, and social as one. Xcel owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka, H Halston, and C. Wonder brands, pioneering an omnichannel sales strategy which includes the promotion and sale of products under its brands through direct-response television, internet, brick and mortar retail, and e-commerce channels.
D’Loren’s total career debt and equity investments in over 30 consumer branded products and entertainment companies exceeds $1 billion. Prior to forming Xcel Brands, D’Loren founded and was the President and CEO of NexCen Brands, a global consumer products and retail company with 1900 stores operating in 45 countries that included The Athlete’s Foot, The Shoe Box, Waverly Home, Bill Blass, Maggie Moo’s, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzel Time, Pretzelmaker and Great American Cookie Company.
D’Loren has served on the Board of Directors for Iconix Brand Group, Longaberger Company, Business Loan Center and the Achilles Track Club International. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.S. from New York University, Prior to working with NexCen Brands.
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