Is a dedicated group of passionate, talented and diverse professionals working hard every day to serve our customers needs.
Robert Galishoff is a highly accomplished business leader and mentor with over 34 years of experience in the fashion industry, spanning across various sectors. He is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, and his expertise in financial planning, sourcing, brand development, operations, team building, and customer engagement is unmatched. Prior to founding Vesture Group in 2007, Robert held several leadership positions at prominent apparel companies in Los Angeles.
One of Robert’s favorite aspects of his role at Vesture Group is visiting and collaborating with the factories where their products are produced. By doing so, he is able to personally communicate the company’s core values of quality, compliance and ethics.
When he’s not working, Robert enjoys traveling, scuba diving, cooking, and gardening. He is a passionate supporter of various charitable causes, including conservation, animal welfare, the Ronald McDonald Camp, and the Trevor Foundation
Executive Vice President of Design & Merchandising
In Gayle’s role as Executive VP of Design and Merchandising at Vesture Group, she leads her team in executing the design process, from concept to production. She oversees a team of six designers, as well as graphic artists, pattern makers, cutters, and sample makers. Gayle’s ability to interpret fast-changing fashion trends is crucial to the success of Vesture Group. She works diligently to provide the sales team with everything they need to maintain and expand our customer base and loyalty.
Since she was young, Gayle has known that she wanted to pursue a career in fashion. She followed her dreams and earned a degree in fashion design from LA Trade Technical College. After graduation, she started working for a major manufacturer in Los Angeles. Seeking more creative opportunities, she moved to New York City, the heart of the US fashion industry. Her time there was invaluable in shaping her fashion sense as a young designer.
With more than 45 years of experience in the apparel industry, Gayle has seen many changes throughout the years. She has reinvented herself and adapted to challenging market trends, helping Vesture Group to grow and thrive.
Design Director Women’s Apparel
Linda’s career began at the age of 18 when she moved to Dallas to attend the Fashion Merchandising College. While studying there, she also worked as an intern in the Federated Department stores and immediately started in the company’s executive training program and became the youngest buyer in their history for junior dresses.
Linda’s talent for design was evident immediately as she pioneered product development in junior dresses for Federated. After moving to Los Angeles for a job with another major retailer, her career shifted to the wholesale side of the fashion industry after she was recruited by one of her vendors to work as the head of their design department. Linda’s success in designing better sportswear and dresses inspired her to establish her own fashion labels, Chenault and Status by Chenault. These brands gained recognition in better specialty and department stores and her business continued to grow. In 2014 she decided to merge her company with Vesture Group to strengthen its financial and production capabilities.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Linda has a great passion for helping children. For over 30 years, she has volunteered with various youth groups, dedicating her time to caring for generations of children. Additionally, Linda enjoys traveling, hiking, Pilates and yoga.
Annette B. Rodriguez
Controller and HR Director
Annette, who studied at Woodbury University, joined Vesture Group as Controller and Human Resources Director in 2010. With a well-established background in the garment industry, having worked at several manufacturers over the years, she brings a wealth of expertise to her role. She oversees day-to-day accounting operations, including cash flow, and provides timely and accurate financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Annette is the main point of contact and company representative for external government auditors, and she is proactive in keeping company management informed of best practices and GAAP compliance regulations.
Annette’s previous experience includes serving as Controller and HR Manager for Guild, Inc., an Arizona-based brand manufacturer, and MM Fab, Inc., a supplier of apparel fabric to both retail and manufacturing industries.
Global Sourcing Director
With more than 30 years of experience in apparel manufacturing and management, Emmy is an accomplished Global Sourcing Director for the company. She was born in Nanjing, China, and has been living in the United States since 1992. After graduating from The Foreign Trade College and working for an import and export company in China, she was promoted to work in their US office. Later, she shifted her focus to production and spent 15 years at a leading apparel manufacturer in Los Angeles before joining Vesture Group in 2014.
As a strong leader, Emmy encourages her team to focus on the details, ensuring that the company delivers market-leading quality to each and every customer. She also heads corporate compliance and ensures that our overseas factories adhere to guidelines set by stores and regulations where products are manufactured.
Director of Sales, Children’s Apparel
With over 35 years of experience in the apparel industry, Janis has become an expert in various aspects of the business. She began her career managing production for a boutique children’s clothing company in the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from the University of California, Davis. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she gained a wealth of knowledge in manufacturing and expanded her skill set to include operations, logistics, production, quality control, compliance, product development, and merchandising.
Throughout her career, Janis has specialized in girls’ dresses and sportswear and has been with Vesture Group since its founding in 2007.
Throughout her professional journey, Janis has developed a strong belief in the power of teamwork and the significance of good communication skills. Janis understands that fostering a collaborative and communicative environment is crucial for the growth and prosperity of the company.