These HipSilvers helped get HipSilver off the ground in the beginning. Read their profiles and see how their visions came to life.
A favorite of photographer Irving Penn and editor Diana Vreeland, Gail began her career in fashion and film. A producer, artist, Indian education activist, and entrepreneur, she is the founding board member of the American Indian College Fund and launched the American Indian Higher Education Consortium's Cultural Learning Centers Initiative, building 29 cultural centers in 12 states. She is the founder of UNRESERVED American Indian Fashion & Art Alliance and resides on the ACCE Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She is the owner and founder of Ramscale Studios, an event venue in New York City. Gail was born in Chicago, raised in Los Angeles, and resides in New York, Massachusetts, and Tortola BVI.
Gail was inspired to create HipSilver as a lifestyle and eCommerce brand where the new Silver Age can safely engage, communicate. and support each other. She is proud to be HipSilver's First Chief Curator.
In Memory Of
Helen was a social enterprise professional with a passion for building purpose-driven brands and a focus on the longevity economy. She was an accelerator of sustainable growth with deep expertise in marketing, strategy and finance, honed over a 13-year career with Fortune 100 Sara Lee Corporation.
Fashion and accessory industry experience includes roles at Hanes, Coach, Champion and Playtex, among others. Later, as Vice President International for the iconic French Petit Bateau, Helen added significant multi-channel expertise and forged innovative partnerships around the world.
Most recently, Helen consulted with AARP Services Inc. on growth strategy. Helen earned a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, both on scholarships.
John specializes in Lifestyle Marketing and Public Relations. He has produced events in key markets including: Manhattan, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, and Miami. He has spearheaded public relations and brand positioning for The New York Trade Commission of Peru’s Alpaca and luxury fashion initiatives ranging from new designer growth to Bergdorf Goodman.
He has been instrumental in launching international events and marketing programs for Champagnes, Nicolas Feuillatte, Macari Vineyards, The Swedish Culinary Series, and The Maidstone Hotel. He has produced countless events and shows for brands including: Ralph Lauren, Carmen Marc Valvo, Pandora Jewelry, AGTA Spectrum Awards, Donna Karan, Vivienne Tam, and Dell Computers.
Mr. Maroney has been instrumental in creating social and corporate partnerships and event productions forCreative Time, Free Arts NYC, Guild Hall, RXART, Whitney Museum, Lexington Clothing Company, and special projects for Sourcing Journal, Vogue Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Elle Magazine.