Stigmare is comprised of a dedicated group of sales, marketing and creative services professionals ready to put their decades of combined experience to work for your brand.
The revitalization of the fashion and apparel industry cluster in the Greater Seattle area. Home to the fourth highest concentration of fashion designers in the United States according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To establish a Garment District in the historic Georgetown area of South Seattle by 2020.
Stigmare was founded in 2009 from our conversations with business owners just like you. Entrepreneurial men and women that had a passion for what they did, a vision of how they could contribute to the community, but didn’t necessarily understand every aspect of operating a profitable business.
We’ve assembled a team of best in class professionals in a broad range of business disciplines to help you fill in the gaps of the things you are unfamiliar with how to do, or let’s be honest just don’t want to do. Why reinvent the wheel when you have a crack team of professionals ready to help take your business to the next level?
We’re ready to partner when you are.
Meet Our Executive Team
Founder and CEO
Mr. Matsumoto is an experienced marketer and businessman with over 18 years in management positions in a variety of vertical markets. In his career Mr. Matsumoto has excelled at taking under performing departments or companies and increasing Year-Over-Year top line sales by 15 to as much as 75 percent. Mr. Matsumoto is also co-founder of the Seattle Fashion Incubator a Non-Profit Micro Enterprise Development Organization that serves as an advocate for independent and emerging fashion brands that also offers low or no cost business development services.
Chief Supply Chain Management Officer
Mr. Quraishi is an experienced demand analyst with a background in economics, mathematics and statistics. He is highly skilled at taking large amounts of raw data and synthesizing it down to actionable items for companies such as Costco, Macy’s and more. Rizwan assisted in the development, implementation, and running a VMI (vendor managed inventory) system for $41 million in product for 422 Costco locations in the US and Puerto Rico. All VMI orders and raw data exchanged between Costco and their vendor were through EDI (Electronic Data Interface) and EDI mapping was nonexistent until the VMI development stages. Riz worked closely with Costco’s vendor’s IT department to determine how to map the transactions.
Chief Creative Officer
Ms. Inglese has 12 years of visual communication experience as a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with experience in publications development, graphic design (print and web), video production, photography, and advertising and public relations. She is proficient with Adobe (Creative Suite) as well as with various photography processes to include digital image manipulation, negatives, color, and resolutions. During her military service Ms. Inglese was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for superior performance as a still photographic editor working for the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
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