Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Sandy Shollis a visionary leader and highly trusted influencer who has pioneered cultural movements in the fashion industry for more than 30 years. Her unsurpassed industry relationships and keen understanding of the consumer have led her to create daring, innovative business concepts that drive retail revolutions. Coupled with her bold business acumen and tasteful, discerning eye, Sandy is known for being at the forefront of what’s next.
Having grown up in the northern suburbs of Chicago with a passion for fashion and strong desire to see the world, at a young age Sandy became an ambitious entrepreneur with her sights set on the global market. She started her career bringing upscale European brands to major department stores in the U.S. before moving on to launch her first two companies simultaneously in 1988. With offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, her new businesses specialized in designing and manufacturing private label merchandise for top fashion brands and retailers. After selling both companies, Sandy parlayed her success into another new business venture, ‘Carlen Enterprises,’ which to this day remains focused on driving significant brand and business value for influential fashion brands through the secondary market. Under Sandy’s visionary leadership, Carlen quickly became a groundbreaking innovator at the forefront of the hip hop, premium denim, and Ed Hardy movements and achieved great success.
Today Sandy Sholl is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MadaLuxe Group, the parent company of MadaLuxe and various other associated divisions. Originally established in 1990, over the past 26 years MadaLuxe Group has become an innovative global leader in the luxury fashion space, as well as North America’s largest distributor of luxury fashion and accessories for men and women. With Sandy at the helm and her son and business partner Adam as President, the company has leveraged their exceptional relationships and their unique eye for style to become the ultimate purveyor of luxury goods within the U.S. Known for carefully curating their own unique collections from some of the world’s most esteemed and preeminent luxury brands, MadaLuxe Group has established unprecedented access and an exclusive foothold in the market. Identifying and closely partnering with the industry’s most renown brands whose names evoke craftsmanship, quality and true luxury, MadaLuxe Group’s clientele include the most iconic European Maisons from Paris to Milan, as well as several highly acclaimed American brands including Halston Heritage, Haute Hippie, and Marchesa.
Sandy’s intense passion to build and create change filters into everything she does. She is an avid supporter of children’s issues and has been actively involved with the prestigious World of Children Award organization for over twelve years, serving as a member of the organization’s Board of Governors for the past five years. Sandy also supports Tikva Children’s Home, where she has served as a Board member for the past twelve years.
In her current role as Chairman and CEO of MadaLuxe Group, Ms. Sholl continues to trailblaze innovative and lucrative new business ventures while aggressively driving the company forward. From investing in brands and launching new wholesale and direct-to-consumer concepts, to licensing categories and producing private label collections, the unique foundation and entrepreneurial principals Sandy has established at MadaLuxe Group perfectly position the company for limitless growth opportunities.