Gwen Wunderlich- Smith: President
President of Wunderlich Inc.,
Known for her ability to take a product, company, or personality and give it its own brand identity and message, President of Wunderlich Inc., Gwen Wunderlich oversees the entire company which includes fashion, beauty, consumer and personality divisions. In addition to supervising all brand execution and creative service strategies for her clients, Wunderlich secures daily press and newsworthy stories seen in national and international media outlets around the world. When Gwen isn‘t planning parties, previews and fashion shows, she is out on the scene mingling amongst industry influentials, tastemakers and Hollywood’s elite. Wunderlich is the ultimate “go-to gal” for her clients and loves to hone her networking skills across the globe. She truly is the definition of entrepreneur - she lives it, she loves it, she works it! When she’s not hustling and bustling for her clients and her team, Gwen loves reading, writing, dancing and is a die-hard vintage fan! She can be caught day-dreaming daily about globally shopping for vintage houseware!
Brittney Levine: Senior Account Executive/In-House Style Expert
Being around the top trends and fashions day to night, in house, Senior Account Executive, Brittney Levine, has been known to have a keen eye for picking out the next big thing. Having worked and interned in Fashion & Beauty PR, Brittney’s genre of expertise runs across the board from booking national and regional television segments to securing feature stories in national publications. With her background in television, Brittney also serves as the in-house Style Expert for Wunderlich Inc. covering everything from pet style to Fashion Favorites and catering each idea to how her viewers can get the most “bang for their buck.” Having appeared on NBC, CBS, Good Day New York, ABC and more, Brittney hopes to spread her ideas across the country to men and women everywhere going by the mantra of “How can she help” all of her viewers! When she is not writing segments or pitches, Brittney can be found at CitiField or the new Jets stadium cheering on her favorite teams.
Dara Kaplan: Director of Digital Strategy and Social Media: Dara Kaplan
Surfing net for the latest trends, news, and tech via social media- Account Executive Dara Kaplan stays on top of what's happening in NYC and everywhere! Graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in fashion design AND psychology Dara has all markets covered. Her past includes launching star studded events, making national campaigns happen, executing store openings and jet setting nationally and internationally for companies such as Kiki de Montparnasse and Donna Karan. Her social media savvyness and ability to connect clients within the digital media world prove that you can be smart and sassy at the same time. When Dara isn't launching social media campaigns for clients or taking the internet by storm, you can catch her running about town in her staple look of sky high heels and tousled blonde hair
Jacqueline Giaccio: Strategic Partnerships and New Business Development
Shopping for fashion, shopping for clients! –Jacqueline has an eye for taking brands on the brink of making it big and building their publicity plans that give them the “it” factor. A graduate from The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City, Jacqueline holds a BBA in Marketing, completed an International Marketing concentration in Italy during under-grad and was the Jones Apparel Women in Marketing Award recipient for her year. Prior to joining Wunderlich Inc., Jacqueline learned the ropes interning and working for industry champions such as Versace, Abercrombie & Fitch, MTV and Mattel. A native New Yorker with a passion for fashion and luxury Jacqueline is inspired by making the clients’ vision come to life and helping them build the media presence they desire. In her spare time, Jacqueline loves traveling and supporting her favorite teams the New York Yankees and New York Rangers!
Ivana Robles: Assistant to President / Publicity Coordinator:
Fashionated with couture and shoes, Ivana our publicity coordinator knows a thing or two on what's up and coming and keeping a pulse in the latest in pop culture. Ivana's background is comprised of several years in the high end retail industry then to marketing/management in the beauty industry. Her fresh approach, can do attitude and top notch organizational skills makes her the perfect liaison between the team and our clients. You can always catch her at a designer sample sale or seen in the local news for being the first at major store openings/or events!
Ana Maria Henao: Web Development
Ana Maria Henao, is a native of Colombia with a lifetime of fashion education gained all across the globe after studying fashion design at the London College of Fashion. She worked for designers such as Leslie Fay, Wayne Rogers and Anna Sui. Ana has a sought after talent of having the ability to follow the trends, collect the information and introduce the new concepts through computer aided design. Her creativity led her to a partnership in the internet fashion start up “Smart Is Cool”. At Smart Is Cool, Ana was responsible for social media and information technology. As one of the founders of this innovative company she was featured in Glamour Magazine, appeared on FOX Strategy Room and toured the east coast as a motivational speaker for young girls along side the non-profit Girl’s Take Charge.
Today Ana has joined the Wunderlich Inc. team to conceptualize and lead all Social Media initiatives. Since her work with Smart Is Cool she has been a social media consultant to hospitality companies, fashion houses, as well as e-commerce businesses. She has been able to transform companies with little or no online presence into true social competitors in their field. Her expertise does not end with traditional social media, she has the ability to optimize websites and their online presence through strategic SEO. In addition her marketing campaigns have been featured on FOX Providence "The Rhode Show".
Sari Baez Robles: Senior Account Executive
Sari Baez Robles comes to Wunderlich with 8 years of experience in the fashion and music industry, her relationships with editors, bloggers, celebrities, tastemakers, and music industry executives are endless. Sari has been featured in magazines such as Glamour & Latina recognized in the VH1 Pop culture campaign for NYC, and has also made guest appearances on Celebrity Apprentice, The Real Housewives of New Jersey & I Want to work for Diddy. She has secured placements in Elle, Seventeen, Nylon, Complex, The New York Post, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, Life & Style, WWD, OK, Essence, Vibe, & many more. Sari is highly recognized for helping to establish Rocawear as a lifestyle brand through seasonal campaigns with celebrities such as Ciara, Jaime King & Melanie Fiona, product placement, high profile fashion events, tours, in-store events, and thoughtful collaborations. During this time she had secured appearances and fashion shows on national television shows and media outlets.
Niki Schwan: Creative Director
Most recognized as the creative mind behind the designer brand Lura Starr, Wardrobe Stylist, Trend Forecaster, Designer, Creative Consultant — and the former Fashion Director for VIBE Magazine . As the Creative Director of Wunderlich Inc., Niki has been a driving force behind the brands Wunderlich represents with vivid imagery, new campaigns, brand messaging and website materials. Implementing new concepts and ideas for new lines on the rise, as well as for existing brands, Niki’s highly sought-after styling, design and creative direction have been courted by television networks, music labels, actors and artists around the world. She has provided creative direction and styling on shoots featuring celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Lauren Conrad, Dita Von Teese, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Mechad Brooks, Keri Hilson Cassie, to name a few.