Karen Cittone is both Italian and Turkish. She speaks Turkish,English and Italian. She graduated from Bilgi University, Advertising field. After graduation her great interest to branding led her to study branding & marketing in USCD, San Diego,CA. She began her career in retail as an assistant store manager. She continued her retail career as a store manager at fast fashion brands like Mango, Inditex Group. After store manager experience she has worked as a global store coordinator and managed many stores in Europe & Turkey. Her passion to the fashion industry led her to study MBA in Fashion Business Management & Entrepreneurship in New York,US. While she was studying, she took an opportunity to work in Maxmara, US as an intern in wholesale department as an assistant account manager like two years.
After completing her degree, she turned back to IstanbuL, Turkey and continued her career as a Business Development Manager in a production company which manufactures and exports garments to US & European markets. She has worked four years in production company and successfully negotiated with seven new clients from Europe. She continues her path and start to work with a swimwear brand as a consultant in sales & business development.
She has created brand image, brand identity and managed product development and sales activities. As a result, Ms.Cittone is well-versed in fashion business knowledge which inspired her to launch her global fashion business consulting agency. Her services are including; finding new manufacturers, business development, finding new clients & expanding new markets, sales, marketing, brand development, brand image and production consultancy. She has worked in different departments of sales and has great knowledge about sales and marketing. She is a fashion business professional who specializes in sales & business development for designers & manufacturers.
She is a fashion business coach; helping people who want to study and build a fashion business career in the fashion world.