About MGI Worldwide

MGI Worldwide LLC is a footwear consulting design and sourcing firm. MGI specializes in the niche industry of footwear design, sourcing, manufacturing, innovation, and solutions. MGI contracts with the top footwear sourcing and manufacturing companies around the world to deliver premiere products. MGI’s clientele includes seasoned and well-established companies that want to diversify in the industry and startups that seek to develop ideas from conception to implementation. MGI values product integrity and client confidentiality.

About Mark

In 1982, Mark became an equal partner in Danelle LTD and the Danexx brand was created. Danexx sold several million pairs of one cold weather boot that was considered the “cold remedy“ of the footwear industry. By 1989, Mark sold over 20 million pairs of the Austin bootie before selling the company to Pentland USA, owners of Reebok. Mark then started Elicon Resourcing group, a private label sourcing company, where the Boston Accent brand was born. Elicon merged with Atsco Footwear in 2000. Atsco Footwear bought the Khombu brand from a sourcing client. In 2012, Atsco was bought by its largest competitor. 

Mark is an expert in sourcing and manufacturing with factory relationships in Europe and Asia. Mark has developed brand and product strategy for footwear startups and major companies, including partnerships with licensors for major brands that expanded into the footwear industry. Mark is a leader in identifying key industry trends.

"Mark believed in our business when very few people in the industry did. Mark was the first footwear expert that understood the future of our product and wanted to support us in building a product line. When we started with Mark, we were new to footwear. As we have grown, Mark has been able to connect us with the right partnerships to build our business. Mark introduced us to multiple designers to learn a variety of approaches, sourced samples with factories and negotiated the process and terms, and overall provided valuable consulting to create an effective business model and direct us through the critical stages of development. He is a team leader that created a positive and vibrant company culture. Mark’s combination of skills gave us the ingredients to start a great shoe company!"

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