Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its operating subsidiaries, DTG2Go, LLC, Salt Life, LLC, and M.J. Soffe, LLC, is a vertically-integrated, international apparel company that designs, manufactures, sources, and markets a diverse portfolio of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products under the primary brands of Salt Life®, Soffe®, and Delta. The Company is a market leader in the direct-to-garment digital print and fulfillment industry, bringing DTG2Go technology and innovation to the supply chain of its customers. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products through a variety of distribution channels and tiers, including outdoor and sporting goods retailers, independent and specialty stores, better department stores and mid-tier retailers, mass merchants and e-retailers, the U.S. military, and through its business-to-business e-commerce sites. The Company’s products are also made available direct-to-consumer on its websites at www.saltlife.com, www.soffe.com and www.deltaapparel.com as well as through its branded retail stores. The Company’s operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, and it employs approximately 9,100 people worldwide.
Bob Humphreys, Chairman and CEO, Delta Apparel, Inc.
Mr. Humphreys is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Apparel, Inc., a leading provider of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products. Bob joined the Company in 1998 as Chief Executive Officer and became Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2009. Since bringing Delta Apparel public in 2000, under Bob’s leadership, Delta Apparel has grown revenue by approximately 300% through innovative acquisitions and solid fundamental operating principals. Bob has thirty years of experience in the textile and apparel industry, with vast knowledge of the branded apparel marketplace and manufacturing operations.
Simone C. Walsh, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, Delta Apparel, Inc.
Ms. Walsh is currently the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Delta Apparel, Inc. serving since December 2021. Ms. Walsh joins Delta Apparel from Novelis Inc., the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products, where she served as Vice President – Deputy Controller. Prior to Novelis, Ms. Walsh served as Chief Accounting Officer for PRGX Global, Inc. Ms. Walsh previously held senior finance roles at several other publicly traded retail and manufacturing companies, including Sony Corporation, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. and The Home Depot, in London and Atlanta. Ms. Walsh started her career at Ernst & Young and is both an Australian and British Chartered Accountant.
Moderator: Dana Telsey, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Research Officer, TAG
Dana Telsey is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group (TAG). TAG’s research team covers U.S. and international companies across all market caps in the following sectors: apparel manufacturers, children’s and teen retailers, consumer electronics retailers, cosmetics, department stores, discounters, footwear, home furnishings retailers, home improvement retailers, internet, luxury goods, office supply retailers, off-price retailers, restaurants, specialty apparel retailers, sporting goods retailers, and supermarkets. Founded in 2006, TAG has grown to be a leading equity research, trade execution, investment banking and consulting firm, focusing on the consumer space. TAG is also certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by several states, cities, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and numerous plan sponsors across the country. In 2015, Ms. Telsey also formed Telsey Consumer Fund Management LP, an asset management firm that manages a long/short hedge fund investing in consumer-based companies.Ms. Telsey has followed over 100 companies during her 31-year career and is the only U.S. based analyst to provide complete analysis of the European luxury goods sector. From 1994 to 2006, she was at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. covering the retail sector as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to working at Bear Stearns, Ms. Telsey was the Retail Analyst at C.J. Lawrence and Vice President of the Baron Asset Fund at Baron Capital, Inc.In 2020, Dana was recognized for her leadership in Finance by Barron’s, on their inaugural 2020 list of 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance. In 2018, Ms. Telsey was elected to the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) Board of Trustees for an initial three year term. In 2016, Ms. Telsey won the Thomson Reuters award for “Number 1 Stock Picker for Multiline Retail”. In 2015, Ms. Telsey was selected, “from hundreds of nominees by the National Retail Federation (NRF) executive judging panel of top industry CEOs”, as one of the 24 winners of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. In 2014, Ms. Telsey was honored with the designation of Woman- Owned Brokerage of the Year by Traders Magazine for successfully growing her firm by developing and delivering top-notch research and trading tools. In 2011, Traders Magazine awarded her as Entrepreneur of the Year. Ms. Telsey is a thirteen-year member of Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Research Team” where she was ranked the Number One Specialty Stores analyst for seven consecutive years through 2005.Ms. Telsey is a regular guest analyst on both CNN and CNBC and has appeared as a special guest on such programs as Bloomberg Radio, World News Tonight - ABC News, Good Morning America, The NBC Evening News, The Today Show, BNN, and BBC amongst many others.Ms. Telsey graduated from Hobart-William Smith Colleges with a B.A. degree in History and Spanish and received her M.B.A from Fordham University.