Joe Dahan, Founder & Creative Director

A successful entrepreneur by definition, Joe Dahan, Founder and Creative Director of premium denim label Joe’s Jeans, made his mark in the fashion industry early in his young adult life. Dahan’s introduction into the world of fashion came with the debut of his contemporary men’s sportswear line appropriately named “Joe Dahan”. The avant-garde designer’s first venture was an immediate success becoming a multi-million dollar business all before his eighteenth birthday.

After seven years in the men’s sportswear business, Dahan was ready to explore a new fashion genre - transitioning into women’s wear. Dahan introduced a luxury basics line of baby tees under the label “Joe’s Tees”. The new line of tees, originally produced solely for Barney’s New York, became an instant trend with major retailers who were eager to buy it. The Joe’s Tees line quickly became a lucrative business venture for Dahan. After just a few years, his women’s apparel business grew to include a brand of crinkled baby doll dresses under the label NC Love. The causal dress line amounted to over $45M in sales in just a few short years proving Dahan with the ability to consistently create and deliver new trends to the market.

In 2001 Dahan launched Joe’s Jeans, one of the first premium denim brands in world, which is best known for pioneering the concept of fits catered to specific body types. Celebrating over a decade in business, Dahan oversees all creative aspects of what is now a full lifestyle collection for men, women and kids including retail store aesthetics, advertising campaigns and beyond.

Marc B. Crossman, CEO and President

A Mathematics major from Vanderbilt University, Mr. Crossman’s professional career started in Investment Banking covering the Telecommunications sector just as the industry was developing. From 1994 until 2003, Mr. Crossman served as a Vice President and Equity Analyst for various firms including J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., CIBC Oppenheimer Corporation and Dain Rauscher Corporation.

Mr. Crossman was recognized for his excellence in the industry by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Institutional Investor and Greenwich, and was also a regular expert analyst on CNBC.

In 1999, Mr. Crossman became a member of the Board of Directors of Innovo Group Inc., the parent company of Joe’s Jeans and private label apparel manufacturer for brands that included J Crew, American Eagle, Mossimo for Target, Kmart and Warnaco.

In 2003, Mr. Crossman fully transitioned from Investment Banking to Apparel Manufacturing by relocating to Los Angeles, California to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for Innovo Group Inc. In 2005, he was appointed CEO and President of Joe’s Jeans Inc.

Mr. Crossman’s membership on the Board of Directors, combined with his tenure with the Company and his background as an equity analyst, contribute to his strategic guidance for all aspects of Joe’s operations, including capital and strategic matters. Today, Joe’s Jeans is a $100 Million business with over 300 employees throughout the US.