Marla is a Partner at Fireman Capital Partners having joined the firm in 2009. She is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and also works as strategic advisor to the portfolio companies.Prior to joining FCP and since 2006 Marla was the CEO and Founder of Sabo Strategic Partners, a firm providing advisory work pre- and post- transaction in the private equity industry. Marla had previously held the position of President of Christian Dior Americas from 2001-2006 where she was responsible for the growth strategy and build of the network as it is known today, placing it firmly as one of the top luxury brands in the world. Before joining Dior she held various senior positions in the luxury industry, including Senior VP positions at Hermes Americas and at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her New York City career began as a Buyer for Bergdorf Goodman.Marla holds a BSEd in French/Secondary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has completed Continuing Masters Studies at the Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Skip Hop and is also a Board member of Salt Lake Brewing Company. Active in not-for-profit, she is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and is Board Emeritus of the Foundation for IUP which directs the University’s endowment strategies. She has also raised significant funding for cancer research.