At FASTEN®, we know we are only as good as the people with whom we surround ourselves. We are grateful to the following individuals for their expertise and guidance.

Core Advisors

Scott Masterson

Chief Operating Officer and Principal of aircitypost LLC. Prior to forming aircitypost, Scott was Chief Operating Officer of Forbes Inc. Along with numerous other responsibilities Scott created a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) for advertising sales, manufacturing and distribution.

Allison Ray

Senior Vice President of Marketing at IT Cosmetics, with over 20 years experience in the beauty, retail and e-commerce industries. Allison is adept at creating and executing highly successful business development strategies, targeting short and long term sales, increasing brand awareness and building client loyalty. Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael J. Castellano

Retail executive of 40+ years with senior management positions at J. Crew and SAKS Fifth Avenue; specialized in merchandise planning, buying, and allocation.

Diane Novick-Dunn

Fashion Institute of Technology graduate with a specialty in sleepwear and loungewear; worked as a designer at various companies including Movie Star and Lily of France. Diane's experience in designing, pattern-making, and garment assembly has been instrumental in our foundation.

Greg Ferkel

Attorney whose experience includes the negotiation, drafting and closing of complex acquisitions, dispositions, assumptions of debt, restructuring and development transactions. Greg has represented funds, institutional and non-institutional investors, as well as borrowers, lenders and construction and development companies. Greg received his Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude from Duke University and his JD from Harvard Law School. He is an active member of the California Bar.

Medical Advisors

Dr. Alison Smoller

Board certified, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. MD, University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO. She completed her internship General Pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at New York University Medical Center.

Dr. Steven Rudolph

Board Certified, Neurology. MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed is residency at The Mt. Sinai Hosptial. He is on staff at The Mount Sinai Hospital.


Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

Carly Zakin (University of Pennsylvania) and Danielle Weisberg (Tufts University), co-founders of theSkimm, a media company known for its daily email newsletters; FASTEN’s mentorship is a result of winning theSkimm’s “Get Off The Couch” contest.