Board of Directors2019-12-05T12:56:33+00:00

Board of Directors

Stephen Granovsky

Chairman

Stephen Granovsky established Luxury Men’s Apparel Group (LMAG), a Grano portfolio company, in 2010 with the acquisition of Montreal-based Samuelsohn, followed quickly by acquisitions of Hickey Freeman in Rochester, New York and Culturata Roma, headquartered in Toronto. Since the initial acquisition, LMAG has grown almost fivefold and is currently the largest manufacturer of luxury tailored clothing in North America.

Until 2007, Granovsky was a Principal & President of Karabus Management Inc., one of North America’s leading retail consulting firms. Granovsky is the founder of Kids Autism Network. He holds an MBA/LLB from York University.

David Beutel

Director

For over twenty years, Mr. Beutel has been working to build early- and growth-stage businesses as a founder, adviser and investor, in Canada and the United States. Mr. Beutel is President and Co-Founder of Belweather Capital Partners, a boutique investment management firm and is Vice President of Oakwest Corporation, a private investment company. He serves as a director of several public and private companies in Canada.

Moe Blumes

Director

Mr. Blumes is the CEO of Okanagan Funding, a merchant banking and financial services consulting firm. He is a CPA who has served on numerous committees for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants advising on financial reporting standards. Following his role as a partner at KPMG, Mr. Blumes spent fourteen years as Chief Financial Officer at Mark’s Work Wearhouse, one of Canada’s most successful menswear retail chains.

Bob Silver

Director

Mr. Silver is President of Western Glove Works, a Winnipeg based private company involved in the manufacturing and merchandising of casual apparel. He is President and beneficial owner of RIS Media Ltd., a co-owner of Western Glove Works, Warehouse One, Urban Barn, Comark – Bootlegger, Ricki’s and Cleo, and Auld Phillips. He is a director of FP Canadian Newspaper Limited Partnership and Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.

Naomi Levinson

Director

Ms. Levinson is a co-founder and investor in LMAG, as well as a partner in Grano Retail Investments. Prior to LMAG, she spent almost 20 years in retail management consulting, working with major luxury, department and specialty apparel retail chains in the United States and Canada. She is Executive Vice President at both Samuelsohn and Hickey Freeman. Her portfolio includes strategic pricing, inventory management, retail and e-commerce.