Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Schuyler EllersPresident & FounderSchuyler Ellers studied visual arts at Columbia University in New York City before learning fashion design in Barcelona, Spain. In 2010 Ellers created Lord von Schmitt as a crochet fashion line using repurposed blankets. Lord von Schmitt’s crochet shorts went viral in 2015 and reached a global audience, featured in televised news reports, fashion blogs and the New York Times. Schuyler Ellers appeared on Shark Tank in May 2020 and was hailed as a creative artist by the Sharks. Lord von Schmitt was chosen for a merchandising license by the Jimi Hendrix estate in October 2022., Richard EllersSecretary and General CounselRichard Ellers is the father, mentor, supporter and legal advisor to company founder Schuyler Ellers. He is a 1970 graduate of Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco a member of the California bar and has practiced law for over 50 years. Today he represents skin care companies that primarily sell on television shopping channels and on line digital media including Jennifer Stallone’s Serious Skincare brand.
Jerrel JohnChief Financial Officer, Board MemberJerrel has over thirty years as a CPA with the last 26 years owning a small public accounting office.
He spends 2 to 3 hours a week on Lord Von Designs.
Raymond ManzellaDirector of Marketing, Board MemberFor over 35 years Ray Manzella / Manzella Entertainment has been managing high profile clients for Film, Television, Music, Publishing, Licensing, and Endorsements.
Throughout his career, Ray has been the personal manager for iconic personalities such as Vanna White, Pamela Anderson, and Jenny McCarthy. His clientele also includes Katharine McPhee, Suzanne Somers, Kris Jenner, Mel Blanc, Interscope Records.
Ray has specialized in aligning Celebrities, such as Tony Little and Sugar Ray Leonard, with products for the Home Shopping, Infomerical Industry; generating over 6 Billion in revenue Worldwide.
Ray has created and produced a number of highly successful promotions, including an alignment with American Idol/ Stamps.com.
Ray also serves as a trusted advisor to both celebrities and corporations.
Ray spends 20 hours a week on Lord Von Designs.