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Founder and President, Edward Hertzman

In 2009, in response to a need in the industry, he founded Sourcing Journal Online. With more than 75,000 subscribers, Sourcing Journal Online is the largest trade journal devoted to the sourcing apparel and textile industry supply chain in the world. In August 2020, he was promoted to executive vice president of Fairchild Media, tasked with growing the businesses of all Fairchild Media titles in his new position, while continuing to lead the day-to-day operations at Sourcing Journal. He will also oversee the growth of Fairchild Media’s strategic content studio, bolstering the creation of engaging, interactive content to help industry partners stand out in an increasingly competitive landscape.

Edward Hertzman received a degree in economics from NYU and spent more than a decade working as a top executive for major sourcing companies all over the world, including Synergies Worldwide and Pearl Global. Mr. Hertzman sits on the Board for Delivering Good, a charitable organization that channels the resources of the fashion industry to those in need.

Rebecca Goldberg

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Rebecca Goldberg

Rebecca Goldberg comes to Sourcing Journal from INTURN, a global B2B platform innovating the way brands and retailers buy and sell off-price inventory. Prior to INTURN Rebecca spent over a decade within large vertical retailers such as Tapestry, Victoria’s Secret and The Gap. Rebecca completed her MBA at NYU Stern Langone’s School of Business specializing in Sustainability. Rebecca co-chairs the Associate Council of Delivering Good, a charitable organization that channels the resources of the fashion industry to those in need.

Sourcing Journal Editor in Chief Pete Sadera

Editor-in-Chief, Peter Sadera

Peter is continuing to develop the publication’s expanding coverage of sourcing, trade, retail and related financial issues, in addition to growing its live events offerings. A 20-year veteran of Fairchild, Peter served in various editorial roles at WWD prior to spending a decade as managing editor.

Executive Editor, Rivet, Angela Velasquez

Angela first joined Sourcing Journal in 2014 before launching Rivet, the global media authority serving the international denim industry, in 2016. From sustainability and fabric development to fashion trends and denim’s place in pop culture, she is versed in all things indigo. As executive editor of Rivet, she leads all digital content and social media, and produces and executes all digital and print publications and look books.

Managing Editor & Technology Editor, Jessica Binns

From virtual currency to voice assistants, Jessica thrives at the intersection of fashion and technology. She has more than a decade of experience covering the apparel industry and all things digital.

Eric Hertzman

Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, Eric Hertzman

Eric has a proven track record in sales and thorough follow through, and his keenness for business development comes thanks in part to his background in banking and wealth management.

Advertising Director, Deborah B. Baron

As the Advertising Director for Sourcing Journal, Deborah leverages her extensive 20+ years of knowledge of the media and publishing world on a daily basis. Prior to Sourcing Journal, Deborah spent 15 years at Conde Nast developing ad programsfor the world’s top fashion and lifestyle brands. Well-respected among fashion sourcing, supply chain and sustainability experts, Deborah is passionate about building new relationships and creating customized media programs to help clients achieve their long-term goals.

Logistics Editor, Kari Hamanaka

Kari covers all things logistics for Sourcing Journal, from first to last mile. A native of Southern California, she has worked at business trades, reporting on consumer trends, M&A, bankruptcies and turnarounds in industries such as commercial real estate, legal, retail, automotive, restaurants and advertising. She got her start reporting on the Inland Empire commercial real estate market during the subprime mortgage crisis while at the California Real Estate Journal and more recently covered American Apparel’s bankruptcies and the alleged pump-and-dump at Los Angeles retailer Kitson for WWD.

Arthur Friedman

Senior Editor, Arthur Friedman

Arthur Friedman is a senior editor at Sourcing Journal, covering areas such as textiles, trade, logistics and economics. Arthur joined Sourcing Journal in May 2017 after 27 years at WWD.

Executive Financial Reporter, Vicki Young

Jasmin Malik Chua

Sourcing and Labor Editor, Jasmin Malik Chua

Jasmin writes about the apparel and footwear industry through the lens of sustainability and human rights. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Business of Fashion, Vogue Business, Vox, Nylon, and others. Jasmin received an M.S. in biomedical journalism from New York University and a B.S. in animal biology from the National University of Singapore.

Lauren Parker, Branded Content Manager at SJ
Lauren Parker

Branded Content Manager, Lauren Parker

Having spent her entire career in B2B fashion publishing, most recently as editor-in-chief of Accessories magazine, Lauren has covered the industry’s many facets, from trend forecasting to manufacturing to retail. Her work has also appeared in trade publications like FootwearPlus, EyeWear, National Jeweler, Earnshaws, JCK, and more, plus newspapers like The New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a B.S. in Communications from Cornell University.

Business Reporter, Matt Hickman

Business reporter Matt Hickman has more than 25 years of journalism experience at daily, community, alternative and digital publications in Arizona, North Dakota, Alaska and New York. He has won multiple awards in every state but the last, writing about everything from sports and music to politics and social issues.

Jasmin Malik Chua

Business Editor, Glenn Taylor

Glenn covered the retail industry for more than six years prior to joining Sourcing Journal in 2020. Ranging from the back-end logistics to the customer-facing side of the business, he balances his writing for the publication’s editorial and strategic content divisions.

Business Reporter, Strategic Content Development, Sarah Jones

Staff Writer, Strategic Content, Andre Claudio

Kate Nishimura

Features Editor, Kate Nishimura

Kate is Sourcing Journal’s features editor. She has authored the columns On Brand, which focuses on timely issues facing emerging and established brands, and On the Hill, which examines the impact of legislation and lawmakers on the apparel and footwear industry.

Corporate Subscription Sales Associate, Allix Cowan

Executive Sales Assistant, Sarah Sloand

Celena Tang

Associate Art Director, C Tang

Arani Halder

Designer, Arani Halder