Global Beginnings
translating the U.S. market for the international brand

About Us

Global Beginnings is a consulting partnership based in New York.

Louise Connor is President of The Showroom, which represents childrenswear companies from all over the world. Some of the companies she represents are, Mayoral Newborn from Spain, Petit Lem from Canada, Gold Rush Outfitters from Japan, Rose Pistol from Colombia, Little Handprint from India, Jordon, Blush/Us Angels, Sweet Peanut and Little Traveler all from the US. She holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Counseling Psychology. She  has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has received grants from  the State University of New York to run small business seminars and workshops. She has spoken at seminars for the Spanish Trade Commission as well as Proexport for the Colombian Trade Commission.

Clare Posnack  has held VP Marketing and Sales positions at several high-end companies such as Hartstrings, Canoli Kids and My Boy Sam, Ltd. She has managed sales forces and directed distribution nationwide. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from New York University, School of Commerce, and an A.A.S. Degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has participated in many workshops and spoken at business seminars around the world. She has consulted with companies in Bucaramanga, Colombia for the Colombian Trade Commission as well as Copenhagen, Denmark for the Royal Danish Consulate General. She has spoken at events organized by the Spanish Trade Commission and EXTENDA in Seville, Spain.
Louise and Clare consulting with Mon Marcel at Playtime New York
Clare with Nicole from Zolima at Playtime New York
Louise and Nicole from Zolima at Playtime New York