The A-List Team is a diverse group of fashion industry experts with over 30 years of experience in wholesale, retail, design, product development, sourcing, and marketing. As a team of consultants, we apply our extensive experience, networking capabilities, and various skill sets to design unique strategies that will elevate your brand.
We listen to our clients’ stories and we focus on identifying growth opportunities for their businesses. Whether it’s creating an apparel line, developing unique marketing strategies, or cultivating relationships with domestic and overseas vendors, our team has the background and experience to meet your company’s branding needs.
We foster strong relationships with key partners and suppliers, always looking for creative opportunities to grow our network. We are driven by our passion for fashion, as well as our dedication and loyalty to our ever-growing community of inspiring customers. A-List Branding is a new concept for the retail and wholesale industry. We want to help you thrive and monetize your unique brand. Why hire one consultant when you have the opportunity to hire a team of experts!
A continuously growing network of industry professionals who leverage each other’s talents and share their expertise in order to help individuals and businesses monetize and build their brands.
Janet Jack, Founder, and CEO is the Company team leader with 30
years of experience in the retail and wholesale product development, design, and merchandising arena. She served as a company officer at several Fortune 500 Companies beginning her career at Neiman Marcus in Dallas Texas the current home of A-list Branding. Janet is a respected industry professional with a proven track record for stellar results, strong leadership, and a reputation for building award winning brands. She has put together a top notch "A-team" of talented and diverse backgrounds all sharing the common goal to mentor and support entrepreneurs in their growth strategy. Their "Quest for the best Brands" is the driving force of the business.
Tina Santoro-Smith brings over 25 years of brand management, strategy, and business development experience to her Advisory Board Member role at A-List Branding. With a deep understanding of lifestyle, entertainment, restaurants, hospitality, marina, and the fashion industries, Tina's focus is building long-term relationships with individuals and companies looking to drive visibility for their brands and advance their businesses. Tina brings strategic counsel and strategy for all leadership responsibilities and client business development for result-driven growth. Tina's earlier career experience included marketing and branding for GJM, Bennett & Company, New England Development/Newburyport Development, and RMS Media Group/Northshore Magazine. Tina lives just north of Boston with her family and is the happiest when being creative.
Cynthia Maxwell has over 15 years of experience in the apparel and accessories industry. She is the "Jack" of all things fashion. She has worked in 10 years trend and color forecasting in apparel, accessories, and beauty categories, two years (currently) trend forecasting writer for a major fragrance and flavors company. Also, she has been a merchandising and design director for major characters, entertainment, beverages, consumer brands, music, and gaming licenses of all ages/genders, worked for and with major retailers, vendors and factories, and has eight years plus experience with photoshoot coordination and styling.
Amber Peoples has quite a diverse background in many areas requiring the strength of both the left and right brain! She started her career as a teacher in Secondary (Mid and Highschool) with English and humanities as a focus. While teaching she also worked a "side hustle" of event planning. When her Mom started her own business after many years of the Corporate world she recruited Amber to join her -teaching her the ropes of Product Development, Merchandising, website, and e-commerce sales. When the A-list by Amber accessories was picked up by the Shopping Channel in Minneapolis, Amber became a very successful guest host selling 6,000 to 10,000 units in one night's presentations. The rest is history, Amber has been the key player in the A-list branding from bookkeeping and finance, branding Director, product development,
Prior to Starting A-List Branding, Janet began her career at Neiman Marcus and became a Corporate Officer at Soma and JCPenney. She also managed other key accounts listed below as a Wholesale National Accounts Sales Executive.