...kind words from clients and colleagues
"Nancy is truly, madly, passionate about product – and thrived at One Kings Lane for that reason. She brought an unrivaled wealth of knowledge about artisan communities and craftsmanship, which quickly garnered her respect throughout the company. With this passion and expertise, she managed to pitch and on–board tens of vendors in a very short amount of time – negotiating discounts and creatively solving supply constraints in each case. I was particularly impressed with how quickly Nancy understood and adapted to the One Kings Lane business model.In addition to her love of product, strong communication skills and curatorial abilities, Nancy is a fantastic worker. Extremely devoted and always a team player, she managed to adapt to a very fast moving company culture. And while always functioned within deadlines, she also thinks outside the box – identifying new opportunities for partnerships and business development.
In addition to her love of product, strong communication skills and curatorial abilities, Nancy is a fantastic worker. Extremely devoted and always a team player, she managed to adapt to a very fast moving company culture. And while always functioned within deadlines, she also thinks outside the box – identifying new opportunities for partnerships and business development.
Nancy would be an asset to any team whose mission involves merchandise and strategic partnerships. Her passion, focus, and insight make for an incredibly valuable combination."
Director of Merchandise
"You know you're in the presence of light, love, passion and creativity when you can feel it vibrate from person to person. Nancy guides and shares this loving energy with great vision and insightful direction. In her hands you are well received and fully supported in every way. Having experienced this first hand with Nancy will forever change who I am and my life. I have never met anyone like her. "
"We love having Nancy Soriano on Good Morning America. We can count on her to create fresh and inspiring segments with ideas for our viewers that are attainable, yet aspirational. She connects with our audience through her easy and approachable on camera manner while being a pro at making a 4 minute segment chock full of information and ideas. She is a pleasure to work with and makes my job much easier!"
Katie Verann Cwayna
ABC News, Good Morning America
"I've always known Nancy to have a talent for spotting a diamond in the rough, seeing trends before they hit and nurturing the growth of brands that are destined for greatness. She has a proven record with a stable of great successes to her name. Early on, in our infancy, Rebecca Ray Designs was a very lucky recipient of her interest and she proceeded to nurture us along as we began the long process of developing a brand. When I look back on our great fortune to have met Nancy, I am most captured by the fact that she was able to access our talent long before we even knew that we had what it took to go the distance – and we were so new to the market – it was amazing Nancy could access all of that in a single glance.
Rebecca Ray Designs was clearly a lifestyle brand waiting to happen and Nancy was able to help us work through the vision and strategize about how to better understand the growth process. Nancy has great vision and clarity in her approach and tremendous understanding of how to infuse lifestyle into the overall product experience. Working with Nancy gave us a sense of confidence that we were being heard, understood, and most importantly being steered in the right direction."
Rebecca Yuhasz Smith
Rebecca Ray Designs American Couture
and Co President of Seven Barks Fine Goods
"Nancy Soriano is a brilliant woman. She totally gets, and I mean totally gets the importance of fusing soul with smart, savvy business. One minute you are talking to her about women in business, then the power of the handmade community, then publishing, design, etc., and on. You'll be spinning in real possibilities. She is a visionary, a true entrepreneur with equal parts creative genius and left-brain know how."
Kelly Rae Roberts
Artist, author, possablitarian
"For years, long before I met her, I have been a fan of Nancy Soriano. As Editor-in-Chief of one of my favorite magazines, I was always impressed by the quality and the vision of her editorial, and her connection to women, particularly those who were like the women in my life. Nancy has always sought out entrepreneurial women, particularly those who have created a life for themselves that involves crafting, design, and expressing themselves in a field they love and have great passion for. Her work reflects the same passion—and an innate understanding of what it is that makes women able to create contentment in their surroundings, be expressive in their creativity, and joyous and selfless in their lives."
Vogue Knitting/SoHo Publishing Company
I met Nancy by pure accident at a trade show in NY but I’m so glad I did. We were launching a new fabric company and needed help in refining the brand concept, story and overall image. Nancy worked with our team to fully realize what we had in our heads, but didn’t quite know how to put into words, pictures, fonts and typography. Her guidance focused and polished the ideas we had for the brand, so when we launched and started getting customer feedback, we knew we had nailed it. Nancy, is definitely on the short-list of who I will call to help out with our next project.
Ted Hoffman, CEO
Clothworks & American Made Brand
"Nancy Soriano understands the American consumer and the American woman today. She has the pulse on new trends & movements, along with an exceptional eye. I look to her for inspiration for myself and my home as she discovers the most stylish, up & coming creative women from around the country, and shares their unique stories and fresh ideas with a curated eye."
Jennifer Vreeland McDermott
"Nancy is one of my most favorite people. She is wise, thoughtful, full of great ideas and is able to make things happen. Her contacts and connections are unrivaled. Her supportive, warm style, and humor are winning. Anything she gets involved in, you know is going to be exciting. I just love to be around her."
Agent & Artist
"When creating a small business from scratch, one of the biggest hurdles is getting noticed. Luckily for us, our business caught the attention of Nancy Soriano and it was a godsend. Not only did Nancy embrace what we were doing, she gave us much needed exposure, support and courage to continue on to grow and help us take our business to the next level, which included our books. I've known Nancy personally for many years now and admire her unwavering support of women following their dreams."