Guest Profile

Carmen Yazejian

"Design is just problem-solving and communication," says Network9 President Carmen Yazejian. Raised in a close-knit community of multigenerational families, a model echoed in Network9's Manhattan studios, she studied fashion design and co-founded two companies: Harrow Clothiers, a line of English school blazers that graced Saks Fifth Avenue's windows, and Pirelli Bags, rubber artist portfolios that rocked the fashion design market. The latter left a scar: Yazejian was betrayed by a longtime business partner and vowed to trust her instincts, not others' promises.

One marriage and two kids later, she founded Network9 in 2005, one of the fastest growing agencies in the country.