We are so pleased to have two new board members supporting the work of Career Gear. Welcome to the team Michael and Kereena.
Michael Andrews, Founder and CEO- Michael Andrews Bespoke
A self proclaimed “recovering corporate attorney,” Michael donned a suit and tie to a law firm every day for nearly eight years. When he could not find off-the-rack suits cut to his liking, he began having his clothes custom made. After trying over a dozen tailors without finding exactly what he wanted, he decided to open his own tailor shop.
Since doing his homework had become second nature – Michael received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, where he was a prestigious President’s Scholar, and his JD/MBA from Northwestern Law School and the Kellogg School of Management – he began taking tailoring classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology to understand professional tailoring techniques first-hand.
In 2006, Michael Andrews Bespoke was launched with the vision of crafting high-end yet approachable menswear with a modern flare. Since then, Michael Andrews has become New York’s premier custom clothier and has been named to “Best of” lists by New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Bloomberg Markets, AM New York and JW Marriott Magazine.
Kereena Blake, Vice President Investment Bank Technology & Operations- JPMorgan Chase
Kereena Blake holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business. In addition, Kereena is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Perhaps most importantly, she is a very proud wife & mom of three.