About Us

Who We Are

Meet Our Team

Steven Begleiter
President and CEO

Steven has been President & CEO of KBL since 2005. Steven is at the helm of KBL, managing day to day operations, as well as the strategic direction of the company. Steven’s long range vision has resulted in many acquisitions & new partnerships expanding KBLs capabilities & diversity in the marketplace. Having grown up in the garment center, Steven is the 3rd generation to start & own an apparel company. His values & innovative thinking are the core of KBL Group. Steven is an alumni of University of Maryland, where he was the starting 3rd baseman, and now serves on the Board of Visitors for the University & teaches a class on entrepreneurship.

Thomas Ko
Chairman

Thomas is one of the founders of KBL. In charge of production, Thomas and his staff have been producing the finest quality products at fair prices for years. Being able to achieve the desired look at the customers mark up goals has been a balancing act Thomas has mastered throughout the years.
Thomas’ responsibilities include managing our sourcing teams, as well as the supply chain from concept to delivery. Thomas is a true master at his craft, and able to support all of our initiatives at KBL.

Danny Tsung
Executive Vice President

Danny is a partner and has been with KBL for 30 years. Danny’s focus is managing KBL’s distribution and back office staff. Danny’s responsibilities include managing KBL’s state of the art IT department, as well as KBL’s accounting & finance departments. Danny and his team are located at our distribution facility in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Sue Hochberger
VP of Brands and Licenses

Sue joined KBL in 2011 after spending 24 years at Hampshire Brands. Sue is responsible for our licensed brand portfolio. You’ll find Sue either working on line reviews or formulating an excel file. The ability to manage both the creative and the financial is what makes Sue stand above the crowd.

Robin Schweitzer
VP of Brand Development

Robin is a 12 year veteran of KBL. Robin leads our team managing private brands and direct to factory businesses. The ability to understand trends and create product specific to the individual brand has allowed Robin to build long lasting businesses over her career.

Tina Trevino
Design Director

Tina joined KBL in 2001 as a missy sweater designer. 14 years later Tina leads a team of 30 talented designers across all areas including contemporary, kids, jrs, and men’s. Most days you will find Tina on a plane scouring the globe for the latest trends or working with our key partners on creating the next wow item.