Izzy Ezrailson has been tagged as the fashion “guru” by almost every trade publication serving the apparel business. He has experience in importing and branding spread over a 41 year period. As president and founder of Up Against the Wall stores he has experienced countless trends in both consumer tastes and business developments. He has been named to the DNR power fifty; he has received the “lifetime achievement award” from MR Magazine. He has participated in various wholesale projects involving importing and domestic manufacturing. He has consulted firms on Internet marketing and has provided direction and insight to Wall Street firms regarding the apparel business.
The number of vendors that Up Against the Wall did business with is amongst the largest assortment of any company in the fashion business. Izzy has more contacts and relationships than one can imagine -40 years of attending every trade show and being part of almost every trend in the youth sector. He has attended many conferences regarding presentations of public lifestyle companies. He is a frequent panelist and speaker at industry events. His hobby –what else –following and investing in public apparel companies.
Recently Izzy has served on the initial Advisory Board of Metro Park Stores and has had the position as President of L.R.G, a southern California Lifestyle company.
He is a graduate American University School of International Service with a major in Far Eastern Business development.