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A cofounder of Astor Group, Mickey Klein focuses on the food and beverage, retail and consumer sectors. With a diverse background leading and advising some of the world’s strongest consumer brands, Mickey enjoys a robust network that enables him to connect clients to partners and people around the world.
Prior to cofounding Astor Group, Mickey served as Vice President of Business Development and Licensing for Elie Tahari, a leading designer of men’s and women’s apparel. During his tenure, Mickey helped the company triple in size and launched the Company’s menswear division into major department stores domestically and internationally.
Mickey began his professional career at Paine Webber in the retail brokerage division. Recognizing how reporting inefficiencies prevented his clients from properly managing their portfolios, Mickey cofounded an investment services firm that provided clients with access to more transparent data which he later sold to a public company. His next venture launched an ecommerce platform for the delivery of food and packaged goods within New York, provided a robust buying co-op for independent grocery markets and served leading consumer brands such as Parmalat, Nantucket Nectars, Starkist Tuna and Anheuser Busch.
Mickey serves on numerous boards of directors, is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and The Turnaround Management Association, and is frequently quoted regarding the consumer goods and luxury sectors.
Mickey received a BS degree with a concentration in Finance from Boston University's School of Management.