Ike is Co-Founder and Principal of Infinity Group. He serves as Managing Partner of Infinity Lifestyle Brands, the Group’s consumer product business and brand turn-around operating unit. Over the past twenty-five years, Ike’s expertise in taking under-performing, yet highly recognized consumer product brands, has repositioned global brands such as Starter Athletic/Shaq Apparel, The Sharper Image, Polaroid, Altec Lansing, Bugle Boy, and Delia’s. His company, Franco Apparel Group, controlled manufacturing and distribution rights for the powerful U.S. professional athletic leagues, which included producing the official player jerseys and team products for the NBA, MLB, NBA and NCAA. Franco also held licensing rights for notable children’s wear brands including Hello Kitty, New Balance, Laura Ashley Collection, and Eddie Bauer.
With a deep understanding of the apparel business Ike holds board seats and retains direct operational involvement in Infinity Lifestyle’s private companies and internationally renowned consumer product brands. Ike has been featured in several major publications, including Entrepreneur magazine, in License magazine, and in Sports Edge magazine as one of the “Top 25 Leaders in the Industry to Watch”. He was also honored as “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the fashion industry’s Michael Awards.
Ike lives in the New York area with his wife, two sons, and four daughters. He is a longstanding supporter of numerous New York City charitable and community organizations.