WWA Advisors | Strategic Partners
WWA is a management consulting firm focused on empowering apparel, footwear, and retail executives with the strategies, processes, and technologies that create tangible business value and sustainable competitive advantage. Our team?s deep industry expertise and our best practice knowledgebase, from hundreds of successful projects around the globe, make WWA unique among consulting agencies. Our experts in the apparel, footwear, and interiors markets offer valuable domain expertise from product development, to supply chain, to retailing.
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Strategic Partners

Americas Apparel Producers Network (AAPN)

WWA is a member of the AAPN and a Strategic Partner with the organization. AAPN is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with members in North America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia and Europe. Member companies and industry individuals who join come from the over 30 links ‘from the dirt to the shirt’ of the apparel supply chain. Today we have over 200 member organizations and routinely broadcast emails to over 700 individual executives and managers. The strength of AAPN, as quoted to us by noted TED speaker Seth Godin in our 2015 Annual Conference, is "the chain; information; trust; network." The AAPN is the only true end-to-end supply chain organization in the apparel industry. The AAPN is infamous for its Annual Meeting in Miami and for strategic Regional Meetings.


Sue C Strickland, Executive Director  [email protected]
Mike Todaro, Managing Director  [email protected]
PO Box 720693, Atlanta, Georgia  30358 

Black Ink Strategy, LLC

Black Ink is a services organization that moves companies into the BLACK through focused initiatives that generate immediate and significant value.  As companies transform, Black Ink facilitates the selection, design, and implementation of strategic projects.  The Principals (Colin Israel and Walter M. Wilhelm) have many years of executive level positions leading strategy and operations in Deloitte, Black Diamond, Volcom, Safariland, and others.


Colin Israel, Senior Partner  [email protected]

Walter M. Wilhelm, Senior Partner  [email protected]

 Exhort Advisors LLC

Exhort Advisors provides interim IT leadership, strategy, coaching and organizational design for companies desiring a high-ROI IT department, with strong business impact.


Exhort Advisors’ founder is Joseph (Jody) Giles, a popular and engaging public speaker with strong Apparel, Footwear manufacturing and retail experience.  Jody was formerly SVP and CIO for Under Armour where he also served “double duty” heading Retail Stores and SVP of Product Operations.  Former positions include CIO for Vans, Inc., CIO for Virgin Interactive and Executive Director of Systems for Paramount Pictures.  Jody is a certified and highly active leadership coach, providing Director and VP level one-on-one coaching.


Jody teaches technology leadership as adjunct professor in the business schools of Pepperdine University, the University of California, Irvine, and a volunteer leader in several social and religious organizations.


Joseph D. (Jody) Giles, Founder
[email protected]
1 410 206 2561

Go-Global Retail LLC

Go Global Retail is a brand investment platform investing in fashion and retail from a customer centric paradigm that aims to build globally relevant brands through strategic value enhancing transactions.  ‘{‘Go Global Retail was founded by Jeff Streader in 2016, a 30 year veteran in fashion and retail, who held leadership positions in VF Corp, Guess, and Billabong along with operating partner roles in private equity.  Go Global’s investment approach starts with enhancing the brand and its customer engagement by drawing from the expertise and deep industry experience in the Go Global team.  Go Global’s team of data scientist and e-Commerce specialists are able to deploy artificial intelligence solutions that scale a portfolio business generating above average outcomes.  Global reach is inherent in Go Global’s strategy and its footprint with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London and Rotterdam. This reach provides any partner or portfolio company the ability to source a diverse set of market opportunities, local expertise, and capital from around the world.


Jeff Streader, Managing Director
Go Global Brand Investment Platform
Mobile: 1.615.481.6309

101 Group LLC

We seek long term partnerships, friendships and fun with companies we love. We are experts at Strategy Deployment, Operations Effectiveness and Tech Transformation. With decades of solving problems together we have accumulated a foundational framework of methods that we customize for each client. We leave you with what we have learned improving your team.  We are intentionally different.  Our network is as complex as your problems and we have experience from Multi-national Brands to Serial Entrepreneurs.  Our energy is contagious.


Paul Herring Jr., President [email protected]
1 503.701-0341

Birnbaum & Father Ltd.

David Birnbaum – AKA the Garment Guru, is a second generation garmento. He began his career as a patternmaker Working in Hong Kong.  He became a factory manager and built factories in Asia and Latin America.   In 1986, David formed Third Horizon Consultants Ltc. Designed to solve problems facing garment factories, agents and importers.  Overtime, TH Ltd., gained a reputation for innovative solutions to insoluble problems, often as a last resort.  Clients included Max Mara, Marks & Spense, VF, Hilfiger and WL Gore.  Factory clients included companies in Hong Kong, Asia, Latin America and other parts of the world.  In recent years, governments and institutions have retained David to help reposition their industries for global evolution.  David is recognized as a leading industry expert in transfer pricing and is retained by international accounting institutions and government trade organizations.  He is the author of nine published books as well as a number of books for specific clients.  He also writes the Birnbaum Reports, a monthly newsletter for international garment industry professionals  As the industry is undergoing a generational change, Birnbaum has co-founded a new company with his daughter Emma (third generation), Birnbaum & Father.


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