Who We Are
Dan Levin has a unique skill set of brand building by blending talent, intellectual property, media and retail for an exceptional return on investment. He has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies, high profile celebrities, private equity groups and start ups on a wide variety of initiatives. His experience includes developing, implementing and managing innovative relationships with leading retailers and manufacturers; Nordstrom, Office Depot, Macy’s, Sears, Jo~Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, Burlington Coat Factory, Alibaba/T-Mall, Lynx Grills, QVC and HSN and many others. He has also created and managed licensing programs for Céline Dion, Madonna/Hard Candy Fitness, Paris Hilton, Christopher Lowell, David Tutera the iconic retail brand Fred Segal and many others. His work has resulted in multi-Billion dollars in global retail product sales. Dan holds a B.S. from the University of Miami and a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Sohayla Cude has enjoyed a twenty plus year career in the entertainment industry which has included working in legal services, human resources and production. For the past several years, she has has devoted her time to personal management, and handles for all aspects of artist management which includes day-to-day operations of touring, recordings, public relations, marketing, television productions, and special projects to maximize client exposure. She has also managed numerous high profile celebrity retail licensing and publishing relationships. Her vast background with a variety of projects gives Sohayla a unique perspective and vision on how to enhance and grow her clients’ careers.
WE BELIEVE THAT EACH NEW CLIENT’S PROJECT CALLS FOR A COLLECTIVE OF DEDICATED STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
That’s how we can focus on bespoke solutions, always keeping in mind that your BRAND is your most valuable asset.
Michael Catalano has been marketing brands and launching products since 1988 while exclusively managing the career of Richard Simmons – spearheading the growth of one of the world’s most iconic and enduring brands in health and fitness. Michael is the founder of Celebrities Plus, Inc., a boutique agency specializing in identifying brand ambassadors for global PR and advertising campaigns. Michael has created successful campaigns for such brands as Ocean Spray, Crest, Carnival, SONY, Clorox, Diet Coke, Wishbone and Old London and recently shepherded the direct response campaign for “Batman: The Complete TV Series” for Warner Bros.
Barry Shaich has worked over 25 years in the wellness and beauty industry and has founded multiple and successful companies that he later sold at a significant profit. In 1991, Barry first began his career as a Regional Manager for the KMS Corporation, where he quickly learned the tools to ensure a higher volume of sales at his department. After 4 years in this position and after working 3 years as the Director for Graham Webb’s Western Division, Barry was later recruited by Revlon to serve as the Vice President of Sales for American Crew and Mop Brands. He excelled at his role and was crucial in ensuring the successful launch of the firm’s modern organic products brand. His other responsibilities at the time included managing the global sales of both the Modern Organic Products brand and the American Crew product line.
Six months after leaving his position at Revlon, Barry decided to start his own boutique men’s line, Woody’s Quality Grooming. Barry utilized his accumulated knowledge and experience to manage and grow the brand relatively swiftly. Over the course of 6 years, the business soon attracted the interest of major corporations and the company was later sold to American International Industries for an undisclosed sum.
With a strong eye for entrepreneurship and a stellar business background, Barry is now the Founder and CEO of Egg Beauty Labs; a beauty brand incubator and social sales accelerator. As an early adopter of social media, he developed several highly-acclaimed YouTube strategies that utilized integrated influencer tools to help deliver stronger returns on investment for many clients. These clients include Dermalogica, Helen of Troy, Nail Harmony, Aderans/Revlon Ready to Wear, Jinny Beauty, Mizani, Quadrant Cosmetics and Saryna KEY. His business acumen, excellent management skills and his ability to identify lucrative opportunities in the larger beauty sector makes him the perfect candidate to lead MADE TRUE’s operations.