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Team

Great business is never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.

Co-Founder: Mickey Abbatiello, attended Baruch College and studied Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. During his collegiate years, he was a scholastic athlete and was Captain of the Men's Basketball Team. After graduating, Mickey applied his business and finance skills as a Financial Advisory consultant at Ernst & Young and is using his experience to build a successful fashion startup. 

Co-Founder: Robert Baldino, attended the Hagan School of Business at Iona College where he graduated from the business program while playing Rugby for the Iona Gaels. His experience in consulting throughout the years encompasses an array of categories including executing campaigns both domestically and internationally as well as a background with merging corporate partnerships. His affinity for fashion spearheaded the inspiration behind Balitello and is committed to integrating both his analytical and creative experience. 


Vincent Branciforti, designer with skills in Illustrations, Photography, Interactive Video and much more. BA studies include Digital Art and Design at LIU Post. Also studied at the Florence School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.


 

Jessica DiMaggio, Personal Stylist and Fashion Consultant born and raised in New York. She graduated with her BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology.


Herbert Lacsina, an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and art director, who was born and raised in the Philippines, migrated to the Midwest as a teenager. He received his BA from the University of Colorado, and MFA in Digital Interdisciplinary Art Practice from the City College of New York. 


Patt Lachky, award-winning designer and Art Director for more than 25 years, perfected her talents at the Fashion Institute of Technology and School of Visual Arts in New York City. Patt has been published in several design magazines and books such as American Corporate Identity, Creativity, and International Package Design Directory. 


 

Allie Abbatiello, applied his business and athletic skills to getting certified as personal trainer and opening up his own training facility. He is also an NPC Physique competitor which helps bring more knowledge and experience in the fitness/athletic industry.


Sho Watanabe, attended the school of visual arts. His showcase and portfolio is available for viewing on Behance.net.


Toni-Ann Carlone, an artist and fashion designer. Has done work as an associate fashion designer at Adorn Fashions inc. Founder of Tutus by Toni, and continues to sell her paintings.


Yalenis Cepeda, is a fashion designer who received a degree in Fashion Design from FIT and has worked at several major design houses in NYC.


 

Lisa Mastroserio, currently a student at The New School, Parsons School of Design, studying Strategic Design and Management.