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Skins, Inc., a development stage company, designs and develops footwear for men and women. It designs a two-part footwear structure consisting of an outer collapsible Skin and an inner orthopedic support section called the Bone. This design allows consumers to purchase one inner section, the Bone, and various outer Skins, resulting in multiple style variations from the same pair of shoes. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.
1 Newark Street, Suite 25A
Hoboken NJ 07030
To permeate the footwear and apparel markets with a new attire concept that will act as a link between the traditional footwear and apparel industries, changing the consumer view of footwear from a functional requirement to a fashionable accessory.
Skins has designed and continue to develop a two-part, footwear structure consisting of an outer collapsible "Skin" and an inner orthopedic support section called the "Bone." The design is intended to allow consumers to purchase one inner section, the Bone, and numerous outer Skins, resulting in multiple style variations from the same pair of shoes, with the same feel and fit despite which Skin is being worn.
Share Structure as of 14 Aug 08 per 10Q/Nevada SOS:
Authorized Shares (AS) = 436,363,650 shares
Outstanding Shares (OS) = 56,066,793 shares
Float = 35,340,000 shares
Operating Subsidiary: Skins Footwear Inc.
• Skins Approves Commencement of Spring 2009 Production with New Brazilian Manufacturing Partner
Business Wire (Tue 11:24am)
• Skins Closes Private Placement
Business Wire (Thu, Nov 20)
• Skins will be attending these trade shows in 2/09
Ryan Mulhern, 866-633-1060
James R. Palczynski, 203-682-8229
Interview with CEO, Mark Klein
Mark Klein, President & CEO
Mr. Klein began working on the business concept behind the predecessor of Skins Footwear Inc. in 2002 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Skins Footwear Inc. on May 18, 2004. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Klein served as the Sales Director on ICQ Mobile, the mobile instant messaging division of AOL Time Warner, where he set sales and marketing strategies for ICQâ€™s Value Added Service (VAS) wireless operations and handled technical and marketing deployments and workshops with operators. From 1999 to 2000, he acted as a senior marketing and sales executive for both Comverse Network Systems and Oraios.com, where he directed, created and implemented sales and marketing initiatives. Mr. Klein launched his executive career from 1997 through 1999 as the Sales Director of Convertbond.com, where he managed the business development and sales strategy for the online financial portal.
Gary Sefferman, VP of Production and Logistics
Mr. Gary Sefferman was appointed as our VP of Production and Logistics of Skins Footwear, Inc. on April 28, 2008. Previously Mr. Sefferman had his own consulting practice advising clients including Kasper/Anne Klein, Jones Apparel Group, and Tahari ASL on operational issues and process improvements in their production areas as well spearheading technology-related implementations. Prior to his establishing his consulting practice, Mr. Sefferman was Vice President Merchandising and Production for Pierre Cardin Chemise, a Division of Beldoch Industries; and Director of Production - Manufacturing and Private label divisions of Fashionmakers Ltd., working with such companies as: Ralph Lauren Womenâ€™s, Brooks Brothers, Talbotâ€™s, Jones NY, Carlisle Collection, GFT, Bergdorf Goodman, Federated Dept. Stores.
Michael J. Rosenthal, Chairman of Board
Mr. Rosenthal was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Skins Footwear Inc. in October 2005. Since 1986, Mr. Rosenthal has served as Chairman and President of M.J. Rosenthal and Associates, Inc., an investment and consulting company. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Rosenthal was a partner and managing director of Wesray Capital Corporation, an equity investment firm. From 1976 to 1984 , Mr. Rosenthal served as a partner and a Managing Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. an investment banking firm. During 2002 and 2003, Mr. Rosenthal served as Chief Restructuring Officer for Foster Wheeler Ltd. Mr. Rosenthal also serves as a director of MAXXAM, Inc., The Pacific Lumber Company, Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. and as a director and Treasurer of the Horticultural Society of New York. Over the last several years, Mr. Rosenthal has also served as Chairman, a director and/or Chief Executive Officer of a number of companies including American Vision Centers, Inc.; Northwestern Steel & Wire Company; Star Corrugated Box Co., Inc. Vector Distributors, Inc; Western Auto Supply Company; and Wilson Sporting Goods Company. Mr. Rosenthal was an honors graduate from the New York University Law School and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Frank Zambrelli, Creative Director
Mr. Zambrelli was appointed to the Board of Directors of Skins Inc. in January 2007. Mr. Zambrelli is a founder of Banfi Zambrelli, a leading fashion footwear design firm. As a Skins strategic business partner, Banfi Zambrelli has helped lead the direction of the Skins brand and will coordinate production design and oversee production and manufacturing of Skins footwear in Italy. Before founding Banfi Zambrelli in 2003 along with Silvano Banfi, Mr. Zambrelli has worked with a renowned group of clients including, Chanel, Cole- Haan and Coach. Currently, Mr. Zambrelli leads the creative direction for Calvin Klein footwear and serves as President of Judith Leiber as well as sitting on the Board of the prominent, New York based Fashion Institute of Technology.