During his career, Robert V. Glaser had a role as part of a team responsible for making high-end investments, one of these investments being the famous Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods Gucci.
Gucci was founded in 1921 and named after Italian businessman and fashion designer Guccio Gucci. Mister Gucci originally worked in a hotel where he began to admire the luggage guests would bring along with them. In 1920, he opened his shop which focused on selling fine leather goods with a classic style. Gucci brought on his three sons to increase the company’s presence, expanding into Rome, Milan, and Florence.
After continued success, Gucci’s sons would further expand in the 1950s, eventually opening offices in New York City where the Gucci name and its merchandise quickly became popular among frequent jet-setters and film stars. The company continued to prosper tremendously into the 1960s and 1970s before briefly experiencing turmoil in the 1980s.
Today, Gucci is synonymous with luxury and is frequently mentioned in popular music while its fashions are staples on the red carpet of award shows. The company operates more than seventy stores around the world while its merchandise is among the most frequently copied in the world. Imitation may indeed be the sincerest form of flattery.
This update is by the Robert V. Glaser Business website. Glaser is an industry veteran with decades of experience in banking, private equity, and more. His experience includes his many years working for global manager of alternative investment products Investcorp and he also dedicates his time to various charitable causes including YoungArts Foundation, Chapman Partnership, and more. You can learn more about Robert by visiting the Robert V. Glaser personal website or Robert V. Glaser Giving website.