Meet the Team
Meet the head honcho, Ilene! A native New Yorker, born in Queens, raised in Long Island, she's had the perfect backdrop to develop her keen eye for trends and unleash her creativity. Noted in various trade publications throughout the past 20 years, Ilene Oren has been praised as a powerhouse at analyzing and forecasting the ever-constant changes within both the tween and young contemporary markets. She was officially titled "The Dean of Tween" in 2012 Earnshaw's magazine.
Meet Naomi, Account Executive for the Tween division. A New England native, she was born in Cape Cod and raised in Boston where she got her start in the market as a buyer and manager at a local children's boutique. She studied Business and Apparel Marketing at Indiana University. She loves to see trends making a comeback with twist! She values the relationships she has developed with her buyers and teammates at IOC. Naomi spends her time balancing from the ever exciting world of fashion with spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling and hitting the gym.
Meet Alexa, Account Executive for the Tween division. Combined with her love of all things fashion, a Marketing Degree from Stony Brook University and her previous position as a retail manager for Michael Kors, Alexa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the showroom. She is a Cricut enthusiast, an ex-competitive dancer and loves going to all of the Ranger hockey games on the weekends with friends.
Meet Judy, Account Executive for the Tween division. A true born and bred New Yorker, raised in the Bronx. Getting her start assisting in fashion showrooms and studying mathematics at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Judy's experience led her to knowing her way around the office and becoming a whiz at administration too. Judy brings the urban flair to the IOC team, infusing her experience of hiphop culture into her view of fashion. She's known on her off time to be a fan of naps when she's not shaking it up on a dance floor or planning her next exciting meal.
Meet Emily, Account Executive for the Young Contemporary division born in Middletown, NY and raised in Goshen, NY. She is a generational fashion expert, who's family has a long history in the retail and wholesale industries. According to Emily, she was "born to do this" and truly loves the interpersonal relationships with buyers and learning their own personal history. She has become quite the cook in her spare time, getting inspiration from exploring the best local eateries with her beloved family and friends. Her guilty pleasure is watching crime documentaries with her husband and hitting the occasional tennis ball which has stayed with her from the days of playing varsity at school.
Meet Meghan, the Web & Office Manager, originally from New Hampshire but a New Yorker at heart. Currently studying at the Shillington School of Graphic Design, she began in the industry studying advertising and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology and interning at various fashion houses such as Georgio Armani. Meghan is known to be a "jack of all trades" around the office. When she's not getting lost in the world of YouTube, you can find her playing video games, solving a Rubik's cube or quoting some interesting random fact.
Meet Becca, Account Executive for the Young Contemporary division. She was born and raised in Indiana and graduated from Purdue and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She got her start in the industry as a Store Manager of Beach Bunny Swimwear in Indianapolis before moving to New York. Becca loves to travel, watch reality TV, listen to True Crime podcasts, and has a coffee obsession.