An alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Patrick Guadagno oversaw business and strategic growth for a number of internationally recognized fashion labels, mostly with luxury fashion companies. Patrick Guadagno held positions with Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and Giorgio Armani. Prior to becoming President and Chief Operating Officer of Versace, Patrick Guadagno managed the sales, marketing, and distribution for Dolce & Gabbana’s U.S. subsidiary. Within two years, Patrick Guadagno generated Dolce & Gabbana USA’s three-year growth plan, hired personnel, and oversaw the transformation of the company’s information systems.
In 1996, Patrick Guadagno joined Ittierre/IT USA, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for designer brands such as Roberto Cavalli, Gianfranco Ferré, and D&G Dolce & Gabbana. For nearly a decade, Patrick Guadagno worked to develop Ittierre/IT USA into a leader in designer accessories and ready-to-wear clothing for both men and women internationally.
Patrick Guadagno built the foundation for his success as a brand strategist and management executive during his tenure with Giorgio Armani Fashion Corp., where he worked his way up from Senior Vice President to President. From the introduction of Giorgio Armani’s Mani line to the marketing and production of its Le Collezioni label, Patrick Guadagno played a significant role in the Italian fashion house’s substantial increase in growth and development.