World Retail Congress 2019

 

Yehuda Shmidman

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Yehuda Shmidman

Yehuda Shmidman

Chairman & CEO, WHP Global

Through various roles over the past 15 years, Yehuda Shmidman has been involved with deploying $2 billion of institutional capital into acquiring, growing and monetizing consumer brands.  

Mr. Shmidman currently serves as Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of WHP Global, and Vice Chairman of Tru Kids Brands, the parent company of Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us. 

WHP Global is a brand management firm built to invest $1 billion into consumer brands.  It is backed by Oaktree Capital and Blackrock.  WHP Global’s portfolio currently includes global fashion brands Anne Klein and Joseph Abboud (closing pending).

In previous years, Yehuda was CEO of Sequential Brands Group, when the firm grew from less than $100 million to $4 billion in global retail sales.  SQBG’s portfolio included Martha Stewart, Jessica Simpson and GAIAM Yoga.  Prior to that, Yehuda was COO of Iconix Brand Group.

He is a board member of YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and JSSI, a leading aviation service provider based in Chicago.  Yehuda holds a B.A. degree magna cum laude from Yeshiva University.

He is a board member of YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and JSSI, a leading aviation service provider based in Chicago.  Yehuda holds a B.A. degree magna cum laude from Yeshiva University.

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