Shep Zinovoy has served as a senior executive at a host of well-known companies, including as the chairman of Ritz of Paris, Ltd., the worldwide licensing and product development division of the Hotel Ritz of Paris and Hotel Ritz of London.
In the 1970s he was president, chief executive officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Diane von Furstenburg and senior vice president of marketing for Calvin Klein. In the 1990s he began working as a volunteer in Europe for the International Executive Service Corps. Currently, he serves as a consultant to companies in the optical and textile industries.
Shep graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership fraternity. He has been married to his wife, Clara, for more than 30 years. They have two children and live in Palm Beach, Florida, and in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.