Prior to co-founding Luxe Axcess, Simon Zelman spent the past two decades working in a cross section of international high fashion and fine jewelry, wholesale, retail, and e-commerce. After tenures holding senior management positions within the financial departments at both Giorgio Armani and Escada, Simon worked as CFO for in the retail watch industry. Simon was integral to the founding of Wilfredo Rosado Jewelry and provided senior financial management to them for several years. His experience encompasses global development of retail brands in both Europe and Asia, investment advisory, including pre- and post-acquisition phases, mergers and acquisitions, and brand development and extension. Simon is also principal of the consultancy firm Luxe Advisors, LLC which specializes in early growth and startup companies as well as turn around and restructuring of mature businesses. Simon’s extensive experience and unique background, combined with his close personal relationships with industry leaders have provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the luxury sector.