Michael DeVirgilio is currently the President of Marquee Brands and member of the Marquee Board of Managers. Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Mr. DeVirgilio was President of Licensing & International at Kenneth Cole Productions, a role he held since February 2009. In this capacity, he led multiple teams charged with driving revenue through diverse business strategies, including licensing the Kenneth Cole brand across various product categories and channels in the US. Mr. DeVirgilio also led the expansion of the Kenneth Cole brand in 80+ countries and managed corporate strategic projects that focused on delivering alternative revenue streams unrelated to the Kenneth Cole brand. Mr. DeVirgilio spent 17 years with Kenneth Cole.
Prior to joining Kenneth Cole Productions, Mr. DeVirgilio served as Director of Merchandising at the Joseph & Feiss Company (a division of Hugo Boss, USA), and held various sales and merchandising functions within both Hugo Boss USA and Hartmarx Corporation.
Cory M. Baker
Chief Operating Officer
Cory M. Baker is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Marquee Brands and member of the Marquee Board of Managers. Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Mr. Baker was Principal & Founder of Julian Wolf, a brand management & business development agency. Before founding Julian Wolf in 2013, Mr. Baker was the Managing Director of Brand Strategy and Development at Infinity Lifestyle Brands, heading up the company's brands division and overseeing all licensing, marketing, strategy, and development for the private equity portfolio.
Mr. Baker also served as Vice President of Business Affairs at Iconix Brand Group, Inc., where his role on the management team included closing on over $1 billion in brand acquisitions and joint ventures and growing the portfolio from 12 to 24 global brands. At Iconix, Mr. Baker also helped strategize the company’s international marketing and brand management to develop cross-brand licensing expansion programs for the entire roster, including major national brands such as Joe Boxer, Starter, Candies, Badgley Mischka, and OP.
Mr. Baker began his career in intellectual property law focused in film, music, television, fashion, and hospitality where he played instrumental roles in brand extension programs.
President, Home Division
Carolyn D’Angelo is currently President of the Home Division. Prior to joining Marquee Brands, Ms. D’Angelo was the President of Home at Sequential Brands Group, where she oversaw the Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse brands which included brand management, creative, marketing, content creation and media. She has been a leader in both public and private companies for over 25 years, specializing in strategic marketing, licensing, and brand building among the best brands and celebrity talents in the home industry.
Prior to joining Sequential, Ms. D’Angelo served as Executive Vice President of Brand Management at Iconix Brand Group for 11 years, where she was tapped to create and lead a new home division, reviving and repositioning classic home brands to drive revenue. Earlier in her career, she worked with other key home brands such as Ralph Lauren and Disney in various brand management and marketing roles.
Ms. D’Angelo is also an Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She received her BBA and MBA from Pace University.