Sam Edelman

Sam launched his eponymous brand in 2004 and subsequently joined the company when the brand was acquired in 2010. Sam has been a dominant force in fashion, making an indelible impact on some of the most renowned contemporary footwear brands over the past 30 years -- as a licensee for Ralph Lauren, in an executive role at Candies, and as a co-founder of Kenneth Cole. Sam also launched Sam & Libby, which he created with his wife, muse and life-long business partner Libby.

Sam and Libby are active participants in the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, FFANY Shoes on Sale, and Soles for Souls, and support Ability for Disability, The Bronx Letters Foundation, Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut, Harlem Children’s Zone, the U.S. Equestrian Team, and more.