John Hanna brings over 20 years of experience in the footwear, handbags and leather goods fashion industry at the CEO and President level most recently as CEO at Charles David.
John has founded companies such as The Fashion House, Bertie of London, a Licensee of Bertie of London England and First Billisimo, Inc. where he served as President and CEO.
In 2005, John took The Fashion House,Inc. public after licensing brands such as Nicole Miller, Isaac Mizrahi, Oscar De La Renta, Bill Blass and Richard Tyler, where he grew the business globally by 250% each year, from the Company’s inception in 2003.
In 2006, John was #49 on Footwear News’ U.S. “POWER 100” prominent footwear executives in its annual list of industry leaders.
John started his career in Merchant Banking at the Bank of Montreal. He spent 5 years overseas at Gulf Bank in Kuwait where he was instrumental in taking the bank assets from $275 million to $1.5 billion. John holds a BA degree in Business Management from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.