Doyen New York is a boutique consulting firm founded by Emily Saunders and Martyna Szabadi, fashion industry veterans and alumni of NYU Stern School of Business.
Emily and Martyna have the unique ability to combine strategic and analytical problem solving with an appreciation for the importance of aesthetics in the industry. They believe that it is a mix of quantitative data as well as appreciation for cultural trends and creative impact that bring the best results.
MARTYNA is a business consultant with 12+ years of fashion industry experience. In 2014 she founded Sauté Couture, an e-commerce fashion start-up. Through this experience, she became well versed in finance and the VC investment process, and learned the skills needed to bridge the finance and creative worlds.
Martyna has led several consulting projects, working with global giants like Dolce & Gabbana, LVMH and Levi’s® as well as emerging labels and cultural institutions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Martyna holds an MBA in Fashion and Luxury from NYU Stern School of Business and splits her time between Budapest and New York City.
EMILY has over twelve years experience in the fashion industry. After doing stints at Marc Jacobs and Perry Ellis, she launched her own line, SAUNDER, in 2010. She grew the company from a collection of seven dresses to an internationally distributed line featured in the media (Elle, Glamour, The Atlantic), and worn by celebrities (Halle Berry, Kendall Jenner, Kristen Stewart).
While at SAUNDER Emily acted as creative director for the brand as well as oversaw domestic and global operations. Her deep understanding of the industry landscape, coupled with her keen aesthetic eye gives her unique insight into the ever shifting retail industry.
Emily has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, where she focused on luxury marketing and the future of retail. She lives in New York City.