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Mortimer Singer

President and CEO

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New York, US

Mortimer Singer

Biography

Mortimer Singer is President & CEO of Traub and Managing Partner of Traub Capital. Traub (formerly, Marvin Traub Associates) is a global management consulting and business development firm focused on the premium fashion retail industry. Throughout his career, Mortimer has been an innovative, sought-after executive in the retail and consumer branches of the fashion industry. He has advised global companies in retail and distribution strategies, operations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Traub Capital is the specialized private equity investment group of Traub, with a focus on investments in the consumer and retail sector. As Managing Partner, Mortimer works with closely with owners, entrepreneurs, and company management to build leading heritage brands into global consumer platforms. Mortimer is also the Co-founder and Chairman of Orchard Mile, a luxury fashion online retailer. Its online shopping platform that gives shoppers direct access to their favorite brands and boutiques.

In addition to his Chairmanship of Orchard Mile, Mortimer is the Co-founder and former Chairman of Pin Down Bladder Cancer, a charity whose mission was to create awareness and raise funds for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Bladder Cancer Research Fund and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees of Parsons School of Design, a private art and design college that is one of the five colleges of The New School, and as Vice Chairman of the French Institute Alliance Française (fi:af) in New York.

In 2009, Mortimer co-authored ‘To India With Love: From New York To Mumbai’ in support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust, a charity benefiting the victims and families of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Mortimer holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mortimer Singer’s Newsfeed

How to Go From Wholesale to Direct-To-Consumer

During a time of crisis, people are more inclined to collaborate. It could also be an influencer or brand ambassador solicitation, according to Mortimer Singer, Predident & CEO of Traub. “If you’re a sportswear brand, you could reach out to someone who you know loves your brand and say, ‘Hey, we saw you wearing my product when you were playing tennis the other day, would you be interested in hosting an event? A percentage of proceeds can go to a charity of your choice.’”

Why Retailers Need to Make It Easier for Customers to Shop Sustainable

Increasingly, customers are factoring sustainability into their purchasing decisions. “I believe that five to 10 years from now, you’ll be considered a dinosaur unless you are able to show with transparency how things are made and where they’re coming from,” said Mortimer Singer, CEO of the business development and strategic consultancy firm Traub.

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Mortimer Singer’s Background

President and CEO
Feb 2003 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Traub is a global business development and strategy consulting firm, focused on working with brands, retailers, developers and related businesses that operate in the upscale retail and consumer goods sector.
Managing Partner
New York, NY, USA
Traub Capital is a strategic investment group specialized in growth and middle-market companies in the consumer industry, including health & wellness, lifestyle, apparel, and food & beverage.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
Nov 2014 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Parsons School of Design is a private art and design college located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Parsons was the first school in the United States to offer programs in fashion design, advertising, interior design, and graphic design.
Chairman
2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Orchard Mile is an online shop offering unfiltered access to full collections directly from top designers’ sites with one simple shopping bag. A one-stop destination for the modern woman.
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Philanthropy

Co-founder and Chairman
New York, NY, USA
A charity that raises awareness and funds for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Bladder Cancer Research Fund and the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Media

Whitepapers, Blog, Podcast
New York, NY, USA
The Traub Content page includes whitepapers, the Traub blog, includnig recent news, and The Safari, Traub's podcast, a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape.
Interview
Nov 2019
New York, NY, USA
Mortimer Singer discusses the future for the Barneys New York brand and the outlook for luxury retail on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
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Publications

To India With Love: From New York to Mumbai logo To India With Love: From New York to Mumbai logo
To India With Love: From New York to Mumbai
Co-Author
New York, NY, USA
In support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust, a charity benefiting the victims and families of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Mortimer Singer’s Education