Team Members: Steven Seidman—CEO (1950-2007)
|Steven J. Seidman, CEO|
Someone once said, 'there are only five great people you will meet in your life". Steven Seidman would qualify as one of those people. His inspiration, courage, integrity and friendship were unprecedented. Steven loved his family and friends. His battle with cancer lasted for over 19 years. He lived his life by touching other people. He never gave up.
InGroup Licensing is proud to share with all its friends these words of wisdom that Steven kept on his office wall:
"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors.
Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny."
As the InGroup team, we are committed to growing the company that Steven founded, with the same dedication and positive spirit that he brought to everything he touched. We look forward to servicing our current clients as well as adding new clients.
License! Magazine has voted InGroup Licensing as a 'Top 100 to watch' for their work within the licensing community; its staff has won other accolades, License's 'Forty Under Forty'; they were the recipient of the prestigious 'Fashion License of the Year 2002' from LIMA for their work with Mudd, and Chairman Steven J. Seidman has been listed as one of the most influential deal makers in the licensing industry.
With more than twenty five year's experience in the trademark licensing community, Seidman, InGroup's founder, has established himself a leader in the domestic and international licensing arena, ensuring that products and strategies are consistent with the client's corporate images and objectives.
Concentrating in fashion and lifestyle brand extensions, InGroup, a full-service licensing company, develops programs that fully integrate the disciplines of marketing, merchandising, advertising, and promotion while bolstering profit. Seidman's vision in creating the company ran the spectrum from attracting both licensors and licensees as clients, while offering top client service.
Prior to the creation of InGroup, Seidman served as President of the Licensing Divisions of both Guess, Inc. and BUM Equipment. Previously, he held senior management positions with the Murjani Company (Gloria Vanderbilt) and Jordache Jean Company. He built successful and profitable licensing programs for these companies throughout the United States and the International marketplace.
A graduate of Chicago's prestigious Roosevelt University with honors in Business Administration, he has also consulted on various licensing and marketing programs for Apple Computer, Plugg, Ben Sherman, Club Med, Aspen, Wimbledon, Maserati, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Benetton and Universal Studios, Hollywood and Florida.
Mr. Seidman resided in New City, New York with his wife Judi and children, Sari and Jonathan. He was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cansurmount Program, sat on the advisory board for the Rockland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and had coached in the Rockland Senior Baseball Interleague and Clarkstown Soccer and Basketball programs.