Our Staff

Our Team
While interviewing a young candidate, Scott Sokolowski asked a simple question, “Why aren’t you wearing a suit today?” The candidate replied, “I can’t afford one.” Inspired by this individual, Scott decided to invest in an organization that would be dedicated to helping people find professional business attire to help them prepare for job interviews. As a result, he established the nonprofit organization Save-A-Suit Foundation in 2010.
Scott has been in the business of acquiring talent for over 15 years and truly understands the importance of making a good first impression. He has won several awards over the course of his career including the 2012 Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ award for his outstanding efforts in serving the community through Save-A-Suit.

Scott also has a family history of serving in the United States military. His father and grandfather served in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard respectively, while he served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years. Scott is passionate about helping our honorable veterans make a smooth transfer to a civilian career with the Save-A-Suit “Soldiers to Civilians” program.

Alexis Carrera started his journey with Save A Suit by joining the team in 2011. Alex has a passion for building businesses and helping others. Alex shows he is a natural leader by empowering those around him to be the best versions of themselves. Alex is not afraid to work hard.

Alex is an army of one. His diverse skill set and adaptability were instrumental in the growth and progression of the organization. He specializes in managing e-commerce operations and generating marketing strategies. He also manages day to day operations, recruitment and talent acquisition, event planning, social media and much more. As a natural quick start, Alex puts his ideas into motion.

Alex believes that a key component of success is building up those around you. He always puts the needs of others before his own. He believes that creating a happy nurturing environment is essential to success and growth.

Alex received his MBA from Western Connecticut State University in 2014. He believes in a constant pursuit of education and personal development. Alex also has a creative and artistic side: He practices social media photography and constantly strives to better his content. He also has an affinity for classical literature.

Connor Royle joined the Save A Suit team in January 2016 as a marketing intern. The experience was so gratifying that Connor decided to give back and help veterans by joining our team full time.
Connor’s hard work and dedication has advanced him to the role of Marketing Manager. He currently manages the logistics operations for our global e-commerce platforms. Connor’s tech background makes him a key asset in developing and making progress within the organization.

When Connor isn’t helping veterans, he spends his time playing and spectating competitive online eSports. Connor is also currently a Senior at Western Connecticut State University and is working on his Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Julio Fajardo joined the Save A Suit team in August of 2017 as a logistics assistant. Julio was a computer aided drafting and design graduate. After deciding to shift career fields into the world of business, he quickly adapted to the new environment, and took the position of a Marketing Associate.

Since taking on his new role, Julio has been an asset to the revenue producing side of the organization. He helped grow the e-commerce platform which raises funds for the organization. This allows the charity to help more veterans.

Julio is a creative thinker and has fresh new ideas. He is a key component of developing the fun company culture and programs for the interns.
Julio is a people-oriented person and wants others to be their best-self. Julio is currently working on his degree in Finance.

Bryan Brown joined the Save A Suit team in February 2019 as a marketing Intern. His prior work experience includes Sacred Heart University’s athletic department and mail room. As a marketing intern, Brian is working the E-commerce team to generate revenue across various sales platforms. He is now working towards increasing production.

Bryan is currently a senior at Sacred Heart University, pursing a bachelors degree in Marketing and advertising; as well as a minor in digital marketing. In his free time, he likes watching/playing sports and is looking forward to graduating in May of 2019.

Kristina Verde joined the Save-A-Suit team in January of 2019 as a marketing intern. With her prior work as a volunteer for nonprofits such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Relay for Life and other local charities, she has been able to help give insight and grow with Save-A-Suit. On a day to day basis Kristina works to increase sales on various E-commerce platforms. She is now working towards expanding the production of women’s inventory.

Kristina is currently a junior at Western Connecticut State University, pursing a bachelor’s degree in business management with a focus of human resources; as well as a minor in psychology. She is a charismatic and eager to learn individual. With her free time she enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding and hiking and loves to be involved with many of the events on campus.

Stephen Gitto joined the Save A Suit team in January 2019 as a marketing intern. With his prior
work experience at his school Sacred Heart University’s athletic department and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, he marketed sporting events as well as plannd for those events. He also helped implement different social media techniques to help promote those events and wants to try to bring those experiences to the Save A Suit charity to help it grow.

While at Save A Suit, Stephen has been working with the marketing team to increase sales across e-commerce platforms and is hoping to help increase awareness of the Save A Suit Charity. Stephen is currently a senior at Sacred Heart University and is perusing a dual degree in Sport Management and Marketing. In his free time, he likes watching/playing sports and is looking forward to graduating in May of 2019.

Jeffrey Baker joined the Save-A-Suit team in December of 2018 as an IT Intern. With his previous work experience as an IT Intern at Interim Healthcare and background experience in dealing with technical issues, he has built Save-A-Suit’s electronic inventory system from the ground up. Revolutionizing the way the Marketing Interns operate on a daily basis, Jeffrey has had a serious impact on the efficiency, organization, and neatness of the company.

His other duties as an Intern include help with managing the website, and fixing any printer, computer, phone, tablet, etc. issue that any employee comes across. Overall, he has played a vital role in the growth of the organization. Jeffrey currently attends Western Connecticut State University as a Management Information Systems Major. He enjoys playing sports such as soccer and frisbee in his free time and is also very interested in the stock market and financial management.

Patrick Ball joined the Save-A-Suit team in January of 2019 as a marketing intern. With his prior work being a sales associate at a LA Fitness gym & a pool staff manager at a local community pool. As a marketing intern, Patrick supports the marketing team with the day-to-day e-commerce functions. He is now working towards increasing production.

Patrick is currently a senior at Sacred Heart University, pursing a bachelor’s degree in business management with a focus of marketing. He has a lot of energy and is eager to take insight from anyone. With his free time he enjoys competing in Wrestling competitions for his school and teaching others at his local gym.


Internship Manager

Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes joined Save a Suit in December of 2018 as a volunteer and became an employee in January of 2019. Kate Manages our Internship program and is directly responsible for hiring and managing our interns. Kate has an extensive background in Human Resource Management where her main focus was Recruiting and Employee Relations. Kate also recently attended an Internship Career fair for students at Sacred Heart University located in Fairfield Connecticut. Our internship program attracts many students as students may receive college credit. If interested in our internship program, please feel free to email Kate at; katehughes33@yahoo.com