Robert W. D’Loren has been an entrepreneur, innovator and pioneer of the consumer branded products industry for the past 35 years. Today, he serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xcel Brands. Since the company’s founding in 2011, Mr. D’Loren has spearheaded its unique omnichannel platform, connecting the channels of digital, bricks & mortar, social media and interactive television to create a single customer view and brand experience for Xcel’s brands. He also serves as Chairman of IPX Capital, LLC and related subsidiaries, a consumer products investment company.
Prior to Xcel Brands, Mr. D’Loren was a Director, President and CEO of NexCen Brands, a global brand acquisition and management company with holdings that included The Athlete’s Foot, Waverly Home, Bill Blass, MaggieMoo’s, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzel Time, Pretzelmaker, Great American Cookies, and The Shoe Box. This global retail network included 1900 stores located in 45 countries.
From 2002 to 2006, Mr. D’Loren’s visionary work among consumer brands continued as President and CEO of UCC Capital Corporation, where he invested in the consumer branded products, media and entertainment sectors, and most notable, led the recapitalization and restructure of Candies into Iconix Brand Group. Between 1997 and 2002, Mr. D’Loren founded and acted as President and Chief Operating Officer of CAK Universal Credit Corporation, an intellectual property finance company, during which the firm led the industry as a pioneer in its field. Mr. D’Loren’s total career debt and equity investments in over 30 entertainment and consumer branded products companies have exceeded $1.0 billion. Early entrepreneurship roles began in 1980, Mr. D’Loren has also served as an asset manager for Fosterlane Management, as well as a manager with Deloitte. In 1985, he founded and served as President and CEO of the D’Loren Organization, an investment and restructuring firm responsible for over $2 billion of transactions.
As an honoree, Mr. D’Loren has been lauded for his leadership and innovation across industries, as well as for his work as a humanitarian. Mr. D’Loren has served on the Board of Directors for Iconix Brand Group, Longaberger Company, Business Loan Center and as a board advisor to The Athletes Foot and Bill Blass, Ltd. Also, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Achilles Track Club International. Mr. D’Loren is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.S. from New York University.