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Are you struggling with getting your product on the market? How to increase your sales? Figuring out your brand's DNA?

Then you’ve found the right place!


We help brands and retailers launch, build, and grow their product businesses by incorporating a unique blend of sales, marketing, and merchandising expertise backed by customized solutions including market entry strategies, budget management, digital marketing, and branding. The April 47 team is led by the founder and wholesale expert, Niyat Tekeste.

Meet The Team

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Niyat Tekeste
Owner & Wholesale Consultant

April 47 is Niyat’s brainchild. She is a seasoned sales professional with the proven ability to develop new business, build repeat business, and establish long-term relationships with partners and customers alike.


The birth of this consulting agency is the apogee of her career, encompassing the skills she’s acquired and cultivated over her years of experience in the field of fashion. She’s worked as a National Brand Manager for Se Ce Apparel with well-established brands such as Rebecca Taylor, VINCE, Rachel Zoe and Zac Posen, as the Director of International sales for Judith & Charles and as the National Wholesale Director for Frank and Oak (developing and implementing the wholesale dimension of the business).


Niyat has successfully harnessed all of her knowledge and skills in order to create an innovative platform to help businesses and brands thrive.

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Stephanie Kakos
Content Strategist

Stephanie has always been obsessed with anything fashion. Plain and simple, she felt the industry calling her name from the tender age of childhood, raiding her mother’s closet and forcing her sister into very elaborate photo-shoots and shows (come on, they both loved it).


Throughout her 15 years of experience within the industry, her journey has taken her far and wide from the realm of retail sales to the spheres of design and production and on into the world of wholesale.


With a professional degree in Fashion Design from LaSalle College in Montreal, Quebec, and a graduate CEU’s in Project Management from McGill University, she has developed and nurtured her artistic, insightful, critical and analytical mind; she’s the drop of creativity behind what you will read throughout our website and blog.  

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