Visionary executive with an equal balance of creative ideation and big picture business acumen to contribute to the attainment of overarching goals and branding objectives for global retail, fashion, and consumer goods companies.

Recognized for the ability to conceptualize and drive high-impact growth and turnaround strategies; assess existing business models, strategies, and infrastructure; and leverage consumer trends to devise high-level sales, marketing, and product development plans that capture market share, fuel sales, and increase profitability.

Serve as a strategic advisor to key stakeholders to create synergies and align cross-functional initiatives. Motivational leader who creates best-in-class teams by setting expectations, establishing open communication, and cultivating a team-oriented approach.


"The principal characteristic of being responsible is starting something on its way into its complete arrival", Martin Heidegger


Miss Sixty / Energie Ad Campaigns

Backstage @ Miss Sixty

Miss Sixty New York Fashion Show

Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Vice President of Sales & Marketing


Oversee sales and marketing; create strategy and organizational structure, manage team and budget to drive brand expansion for the Brazilian-based shapewear company.

2012 - 2014

Vice President of Sales & Marketing


Built and led a lean organization that championed North American brand expansion for this intimate apparel manufacturer headquartered in Switzerland with a multi-channel wholesale, retail, ecommerce, and off-price market.

2011 - 2012

Brand, Marketing & Merchandising Consultant


Led two transformational initiatives for this ecommerce business with off-price fashion and designer apparel, accessories, and home online stores.

2004 - 2011

Brand Director

Sixty SpA

Hired to turnaround global fashion brands, including Miss Sixty, Energie, Killah, and Sixty, accounting for 65% of revenue

2002 - 2004

Head of Apparel & Accessories, Sport Heritage Division


Served as part of the global leadership team; oversaw sport, fashion, and accessories product managers.

1999 - 2002

Brand Manager

1996 - 1999

Junior Brand Manager



Jul 1995 - Feb 1996

Post-University Specialization

FIAT Corporate University, FIAT-ISVOR




Brand Management







Giancarlo Marcato, Human Resources Director at Tecnica - Nordica Group

I had the opportunity to work with Mario. Mario is a smart guy with a good self confidence, relationship ability, and a open mind approach. During his professional experiences his technical background is grown up in international environments covering important roles. Always focused on results, his actions have been appreciated by all stake holders

Aisha Qureshi, Visual Merchandising Consulting

Mario is a person who I admire greatly, he is a natural born leader, with great communication, direction, motivation & team building. His ability to develop and drive a project from start to finish involving all department areas, from design, marketing, visual, sales etc is outstanding. I have attended and worked with Mario during many collection presentations, fairs, events & fashion shows and always appreciated his detailed direction to achieve the maximum result

Alberto Grignolo, Business Development YOOX Group

Mario is an extremely brilliant and energy-rich executive, highly team-work and result oriented and among the people I've met the one with a stronger attitude at "making things happen". One of the best encounters through-out my working history.

Emily Coppock, Vice President of Marketing at Lacoste

"I've had the great pleasure of working closely with Mario during my tenure at Sixty USA. He is one of the most strategic, dedicated and talented professionals I know in the industry. He has a great passion for branding and is always creative in his approach. Mario also possesses the rare ability to see the big picture while fully understanding the complexities of the details. He is insightful and decisive, which makes for a strong manager. I highly recommend Mario and sincerely hope to work with him again in my career"

Walter Cantoro, Web Marketing & E-Commerce Manager

"Un'Intelligenza indubbiamente fuori dal comune. Capace di Astrazione e Logica. Illuminato, Autorevole, Presente, per natura Leader. Ho imparato davvero molto da Mario, che pubblicamente ringrazio"

Mike Brown, Principal Lot71

"Over several seasons, I worked with Mario Pace at Sixty SpA to design 4 fashion runway presentations, including 3 at IMG Fashion Week New York and the SS 2008 Collections Presentation in Rome. Mario is a great partner in collaboration, balancing excellent brand visualization and sharp business acumen. As a designer, I admire and respect most the clients of mine who welcome design innovation and encourage well thought-out provocative solutions. It was a joy working with Mario, and seemed that we were peers from the start. I truly felt welcomed into the Sixty SpA family"

Alberto Fusi, Founder, Nethi Partners

"I worked with Mario during a strategic project at Sixty Group. In few words, Mario is a great mix between creativity and scientific approach. Enthusiastic in new challenges, he always strongly motivates and supports his team"

Denis Holtzwarth, Directeur Commercial chez ASICS

"Mario is a relly good manager Very strong to share, discuss and present a strategic plan in different activities (product, marketing, sales and finance) It was really a pleasure to work with him during 3 years"

Marco Caldarelli, Partner Bain & Company

Mario Costantino stands out for his ability to understand the markets, the consume trends and their key success factors. The he a true leader in the way he managed his team and impressed me for his ability to envision the impacts and the business requirements in order to bring its business vision into reality. He fully endorses the essence of a modern "Leonardo" being able to mix creativity with scientific approach. Mario is definitely an asset for those companies willing to create and develop their business with a mix-‘n-match of “out of the box thinking” and “pragmatism”

Jonathan Richards, Fashion Retail Professional

Mario is an extremely talented and creative individual, he leads from the front in critical situations and will rally and motivate the teams in a way I am yet to see from other product leaders. He isn’t "just" Passionate about product, communication and branding, he lives and epitomizes the brands he works with. Mario was a key player at Sixty, certainly a key component when it comes to any success associated with the company. He is also know for stretching and pushing the teams that work with him, the stretch being a tough one to start with, but this is followed with deep respect from those working with him. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Mario for any role he is in love with; you would definitely want him on your team.