Carolyn D’Angelo is Managing Director, Brands at Gordon Brothers and President of Laura Ashley. Carolyn leads new development and licensing opportunities within the equity and debt portfolios for the Brands team. As President of Laura Ashley, she develops and expands categories and geographies within the iconic British brand’s consumer home and fashion sectors.
Based in New York, New York, Carolyn has nearly 30 years of experience in strategic marketing, licensing, branding and merchandising in the home and fashion industries, implementing innovative strategies for national consumer brands.
Prior to joining Gordon Brothers, Carolyn was President of the Home Division at Marquee Brands responsible for the Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse brands. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Brand Management at Iconix Brand Group, where she created and lead a new home division, reviving and repositioning classic home brands to drive revenue. She’s also worked with home brands at Ralph Lauren and Disney in senior leadership brand management and marketing roles.
Carolyn has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Pace University, and she’s an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology.