Founder | Chairman of the Board
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 SaveA 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 skillset 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 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.
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.