The apparel industry veteran has joined The Siskind Group as president of its branded division and new business development.

The Siskind Group was founded in 1979 by Richard Siskind and owns or licenses several brands including ABS Denim Collection, Harve Benard and Larry Levine. He will work to add several new men’s brands to its portfolio in the near future. Staff reports to the company’s board of directors.

“I have great respect for what The Siskind Group has accomplished for more than 35 years,” Staff said. “These days, any brand that succeeds must have great product, and have a great story. That’s what I love to do, and I’ve been given a mandate to do this.”

Jon Siskind, president of Siskind Group, said Staff “has demonstrated a unique ability to focus brands, create excitement with brands, and build franchise businesses with the best stores in America. His arrival signals that The Siskind Group remains committed to building its branded business.”

Staff started his career at Bloomingdale’s, worked for Polo Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. He was named president and chief executive officer of Hugo Boss USA, a position he left to spearhead the acquisition of JA Apparel (Joseph Abboud), where he became a partner as well as president and ceo. In May 2012, Staff established Marty Staff Associates, LLP.

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