Designer Brands Investor Center

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.

Allan J. Tanenbaum

Independent Director

Mr. Tanenbaum has been Of Counsel to Taylor English Duma, LLC, an Atlanta-based law firm, since September 2014, and General Counsel and Managing Partner of Equicorp Partners, LLC, an Atlanta-based private investment and advisory firm, since January 2006. From February 2001 to December 2005, Mr. Tanenbaum served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for AFC Enterprises, Inc., a franchisor and operator of quick-service restaurants. From June 1996 to February 2001, Mr. Tanenbaum was a shareholder in Cohen Pollock Merlin Axelrod & Tanenbaum, P.C., an Atlanta-based law firm, where he represented corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions. Mr. Tanenbaum has been a member of the board of directors of Medallion Financial Corporation since October 2017, and serves as chair of its nominating and governance committee and as a member of its compensation committee.

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