MEDIA & PRESS KIT 2011
FULL SERVICE RECRUITMENT
. . . WITH A FASHION FOCUS
MEDIA & PRESS KIT 2011
FULL SERVICE RECRUI . . . WITH A FASHION
Media & Press Inquiries: Anisha Lakhani, Publicity Director AnishaL@Jbcstyle.com
LEADING FULL-SERVICE RECRUITMENT FASHION RETAIL ACTION SPORTS CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA ACCESSORIES FOOTWEAR HOME AND MORE. . .
Fashion celebrates individuality. JBCStyle follows suit; whether you are the owner of a small business, private label, or the head of human resources for an iconic, luxury brand. If you have staffing needs and have not worked with us before, I will meet with you so we can assess your needs and answer any questions you may have. Rushing to fill a vacant position is not our style. We want to understand your brand, your company, and your culture. We will come to you. Our doors are always open. We provide staffing for your companyâ€™s future. We aim to build relationships; the companies we work with are repeat clients because of this human touch. Personalized, selective service, suited for each clientâ€™s individual needs. A JBCStyle guarantee. Bryan Zaslow CEO & Founder, JBCStyle
“The Tents have come and gone, but our New York office
remains steadfastly perched above Bryant Park, in the heart of Manhattan’s Fashion District. This is still the pulse of the fashion world, and we are at its heart. Bryan Zaslow, CEO
NEVER LEFT THE PARK
and I have been friends since we were thirteen years old. Good recruiting is not unendship. Longevity is a result of trust, built over time. Loyalty. Reliability. We place Bryan and I have been friends since we were ates with enormous care; rushing to fill “ a position is not our end goal. We’re building thirteen years old. Good recruiting is not unlike morrow.”! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! “! ! ! !
friendship. Longevity stems from trust, which is ! ! Keith Geller, JBCStyle COO 8:30 P.M.built over time. Loyalty. Reliability. We place candidates with enormous care; rushing to fill a position is not our end goal. We’re building for tomorrow. Keith Geller, COO
6 NETWORK EFFICIENTLY
JBCStyle is a leader in full-service staffing with a focus on the fashion and retail industries (inclusive of apparel, footwear, accessories, handbags, beauty, home, action sports and beyond). Our parent company JBCHoldings NY LLC also has growing divisions catering to advertising, marketing, entertainment, hospitality, creative services, general administrative and finance needs along with a technology based payroll and timesheet solution revolutionizing the way our clients view and manage hourly employees. Our team brings enthusiasm and detail oriented expertise to each and every undertaking. They have extensive experience matching key brands with their ideal candidates and are uniquely positioned to help you with all of your hiring needs. Our objective is simple; we strive to launch long-term, successful relationships between the individuals we place and our clients. Anything less is not the JBC way.
8 â€œA man is a success if he gets up in the morning, and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.â€? -Bob Dylan
I have been working with JBCStyle Fashion Recruiters for many years now. Currently as the Director of HR for David Yurman, and previously Director of HR for Chanel as well as a few other luxury fashion brands, I can truly say that working with JBC has been an absolute pleasure. What I admire most about JBC is the speed at which they are able to respond with qualified candidates regardless of the position and level. In this fast paced fashion industry, time is of the essence, and with very little information from me, they can produce the RIGHT candidates every time. Not only that, but they handle the entire process including rejections with such ease, it makes my life as an HR Director so much easier. I highly recommend JBCStyle Fashion Recruiters to any company who wants the right candidates quickly and cannot be bothered with all the details. They are my favorite recruiting firm to work with. - Carl Huttenberger, David Yurman
WHERE TO START?
We want to get to know you. JBCStyle has offices and an
extensive network of recruiters in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco, enabling us to recruit nationally and internationally. We aspire to launch long-term, successful partnerships between the individuals we place and the clients we wake up for each day. We eliminate all of the hassle and uncertainty in looking for the best candidate for your business. Finding and retaining top talent is critical to the
success of any business.
We look forward to opening our network up to you.
JBCStyle and its sister company Jonathan Beth Consultants along with our newly launched JBCConnect are privately held companies catering to highly specialized categories in the staffing and payroll industries. JBethâ€™s payroll solution was originally built for The American Cancer Society, and has since evolved into a technology based HF platform which consists of its proprietary database, payroll and electronic timesheet solutions, and placing talent within the not for profit industries. JBCConnect was launched January 2011 and is our creative arm focusing on recruitment of talent within the creative, interactive, advertising and marketing sectors. All of our business units have synergistic foundations the compliment the other in a way allows for higher output and a onestop-shop feel. Customized approach for each individual partner, be it placing, managing, or payrolling. Exceptional talent from entry to executive level. Specialized divisions catering to retained, contingent and freelance search within a multitude of corporate and retail environments.
Simply stated, we seek to launch long-term, successful partnerships between the individuals we place and the clients we wake up for each day. We aspire to eliminate all of the hassle and uncertainly in looking for the best for your business. JBCStyle as a team is unique in its passion for the industry and its innate desire to help your business flourish.
AS PART OF OUR
EVERY JBC CANDIDATE HAS AN IN DEPTH SCREENING WITH ONE OF OUR RECRUITERS. WHEN APPLICABLE PORTFOLIOS ARE REVIEWED, REFERENCES CONDUCTED AND EXTENSIVE CULTURAL, PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER ASSESSMENTS ARE MADE TO BEST ASCERTAIN FIT AND PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS WITHIN OUR CLIENTS’
ORGANIZATIONS. THIS APPROACH, ALONG WITH THE CARE AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR RECRUITMENT PROFESSIONALS, SAVES TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY, LEAVING OUR CLIENTS FREE TO FOCUS ON OTHER CRITICAL AREAS OF BUSINESS. OUR TEAM STRUCTURE ELIMINATES MUCH OF THE TRADITIONAL COMPETITIVE
APPROACH IN RECRUITMENT, AND ALLOWS SYMBIOTIC EFFORTS LEADING TO BETTER CLIENT SERVICE AND A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER SUCCESS RATE. WHEN WE ARE PRESENTED WITH A PARTICULAR SEARCH, IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF EVERY ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES TO FILL THAT POSITION. OUR TEAM’S GOALS BECOME CONSOLIDATED, RESULTING IN A FASTER AND HIGHER QUALITY PLACEMENT. THIS TRANSLATES INTO JBCSTYLE BECOMING A DEEPER AND MORE PROFOUND RESOURCE FOR YOU.
Bryan, Keith and their excellent team of recruiters always give us great service and are able to find us fantastic candidates in both Canada and the United States. They seem to really "get us" as a company and are consistently directing candidates that are exactly what we are looking for. I am certain that their unique culture plays a large part in motivating their people to find great people for our organization. I am always assured that if JBCStyle sends me someone; I know that not only will they be high quality, but they will also be well prepared and knowledgeable about our company. Bottom line, I know that when I call JBC they will get the job done!
-Director of HR ‐ Nygard
JBC’s Executive Search team offers a unique alternative to the traditional approach offered by companies outside the creative world. We have found that the effective use of deep relationships built within our industry continually yield a higher level of targeted searches and positive results. Whether you are seeking new strategic leadership, or a new creative direction, we welcome your challenge with personalized service, efficient process management, and a commitment to prioritize client needs.
18 BRYAN ZASLOW
FOUNDER & CEO
Bryan J. Zaslow is a 35 year-old philanthropist, athlete, lawyer and entrepreneur living in New York City with his wife, two children, and their beloved dogs. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of a family of companies within JBCHoldings NY LLC inclusive of JBCStyle, Jonathan Beth Consultants, Ira Zaslow Foundation, Project Soulmate, MyStyleCast, and JBCConnect. Prior to taking on these current full time endeavors in 2005, Bryan was Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the Legal Department for GlobeOp Financial Services. Bryan was responsible for overseeing GlobeOp's Global Compliance Efforts for its Cayman Islands, United Kingdom, India and U.S. Companies, managing 1500 full time staff and $100+ billion in assets. Before GlobeOp Financial Services, he was a Compliance Officer for UBS (United Bank of Switzerland), where he was responsible for the surveillance of the firm's Wrap Fee, Mutual Fund and Insurance Annuity Business. Bryan received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his Business Degree in Finance and Marketing from the University at Albany School of Business. During College, Bryan worked with several classmates to successfully launch a small business that is today a publicly traded company called Student Advantage. The Student Advantage Card is the nation's largest student discount program good for discounts of up to 50% at more than 15,000 locations around campus, online and across the country. During his tenure at Brooklyn Law School, Bryan successfully launched and sold to CBS's Infinity Broadcasting Group of the Carolinas Drive 4 Humanity. D4H is a golf promotion company supporting juvenile diabetes in the Carolinas and is still promoting its Hole in One Golf Promotion on over 100 golf courses in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. Since November of 2001, Bryan has completed a total of ten marathon races between his runs in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Supported by a group of friends and colleagues who run beside him, he has raised tens of thousands of dollars under Team IRA for the Ira Zaslow Foundation.
20 KEITH GELLER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
A New York native, Keith Geller graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison class of 97’ with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business. After graduation he traveled through parts of Europe and Africa before settling in Seville, Spain where he met his wife Monica, with whom he has two wonderful young children. Upon returning from Spain, Keith obtained his NYC commercial real-estate license and got a taste for the fashion industry leasing office/production space to businesses in New York’s garment district. His next career move incidentally introduced him to the world of employment agencies. Hoping to obtain a Wall Street trading position during the stock market boom, Keith met with financial headhunter/Principal and was instead hired to work and mentor directly under him. It was during this time that Keith obtained much of his foundation of knowledge on all aspects of the staffing industry. After 2 years of full cycle recruiting, an opportunity to enter the fast paced equity trading market presented itself with one of his clients and Keith spent the next 4 years riding the roller coaster before being summoned back to the world of recruiting by his life long friend Bryan Zaslow. Since joining Bryan as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer, the JBC companies have grown from 6 employees to 50+ and have opened offices in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco as well as numerous satellite offices throughout the US. Keith has been instrumental in this growth as well as in securing and negotiating the move of JBC’s New York headquarters to the heart of the fashion district. He also designed its open and welcoming loft-like space. Keith proudly serves as the Director of the Ira Zaslow Foundation and was the driving force behind the annual Fashion Scholarship Program that debuted with tremendous success in 2007. This program has raised upwards of $65,000 to date and continues to grow with each year. For Keith, the satisfaction that comes with JBC’s overwhelming success and growth is only dwarfed by the sheer enjoyment of taking the journey with the ones he loves.
DRAWING TO BOARD ROOM ROOM...
Administrative * Allocation * Art Direction * Brand Management * Buying CAD * Compliance * Content Management Contract * Copywriting * Creative Direction * Customer Service * Design (general, graphic, technical) * E-Commerce * Executive Search * Field (retail) * Finance / Accounting * Freelance / Temporary * Human Resources * Licensing * Logistics / Inventory * Marketing * Merchandising * Operations * Patternmaking * Planning * Product Development * Production * Public Relations * Regional / Divisional Management * Research and Development * Sales * Sourcing * Styling
and more. . .
I view the role of a recruitment firm as an extension of our HR team, which is generally why I am so selective about who we associate ourselves with. It is critical to me that all candidates are followed up with and given appropriate feedback. JBC makes the connection with candidates quickly and always keeping the reflection of the brand top of mind. In the 4 years I have worked with JBC, I have been both pleased and impressed with their ability to understand the ever changing needs of our business as well as the subtle nuances of our brand that make us unique. In placing candidates with us, the task is beyond identifying the skills that we need to perform a job, but finding the right person for the job, with the right soft skills and cultural fit. Bryan and his team just "get it." I am thrilled to have them as our partners in search.
Senior Vice President â€“ Polo Ralph Lauren
Ira Zaslow, an outstanding family man, dedicated colleague and dear friend was a person who wanted his children, family and friends to contribute to their community and exhibit the strong moral character he so greatly possessed. To honor him and carry on his special legacy within our family, we have established this foundation. The primary goal of this Foundation will be to honor the heroes & victims of the September 11th attacks
on the World Trade Center in New York as well as the continued goal of ridding terrorism from our lives and the future lives to come. Through the generous support and donations of family, friends and colleagues, the Foundation plans to help build memorials, provide crisis counseling for victims, implement an academic scholarship in Ira's name, and execute several other cause related projects in the weeks, months and years to come.
3rd Annual Design Scholarship Initiative The Ira Zaslow Foundation, in partnership with JBCStyle, Parsons The New School for Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology awards multiple student scholarships.
was nothing but modesty in what he did, and one of those rare guys you learn a lot about when they’re gone.” said Bryan. “I’ve had people come up and say, ‘He helped me get my first job,’ or ‘I didn’t have the means to go to school and he helped me get a scholarship.’ His was not a big, boisterous voice.” -Peter Chapman
â€œThe one person among Lehman Brothersâ€™ employees to die on 9/11, Ira Zaslow was fifty-five and had worked for the bank for fifteen years. . . the Zaslow family set up the Ira Zaslow Foundation, which helps in community works, such as providing playgrounds for local children or trips for them to places such as Walt Disney world. -Peter Chapman
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