Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
Mr. Sonnenberg was a partner in the certified public accounting firm Weiser, LLP from 1994 to 2009 and currently serves as an advisor to that firm. Mr. Sonnenberg has been active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where he served as a member of Council, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served as Vice President and as Chairman of numerous committees, including the Retail Accounting Committee, and has long been involved in rendering audit, accounting, and consulting services to the retail, apparel, and consumer products industries. Mr. Sonnenberg is a certified public accountant and was the partner-in-charge of his firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley and Corporate Governance practice. Mr. Sonnenberg was a director of Retail Ventures, Inc. from 2001 until May 2011.