Spirit of Life® Award Gala Honorees
 
Our Honorees
 
Kevin Sullivan is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Capital Finance and manages the western region for the Trade Capital division out of the company’s Los Angeles office. Wells Fargo Trade Capital is one of the largest bank-affiliated factoring companies in the U.S. and provides senior secured financing solutions for domestic and international manufacturers, wholesalers and importers through trade finance and factoring.
 
Before joining Wells Fargo in 2000, Kevin worked for Nationsbanc Commercial Corp. (which became Bank of America Commercial Corp.) as Senior Vice President and Western Region Business Development Manager from 1986 through 2000.  He is a graduate of the University of Redlands.
 
Currently, Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Fashion Association and is a past President of the Apparel Industries Group for the City of Hope.
 
 
Frank Kaufman has been directly involved in the retail industry since starting with Moss Adams in 1983. He is well-versed in multiple industry sectors, such as apparel and consumer goods, as well as in various distribution models, including traditional bricks and mortar, pure ecommerce, direct to consumer, and cross-channel combinations. With a focus on helping clients to grow and achieve their goals, Frank identifies impactful industry trends, develops relevant strategic plans, and assists in plan implementation. He spends a significant portion of his time with clients during liquidity events, where preparation and negotiation are integral for success.
 
Frank presents at industry events such as MAGIC’s Retail Forum and is regularly quoted in the Orange County Business Journal, Apparel News, TransWorld Business, Shop-Eat-Surf, and other industry publications. He has co-authored the Moss Adams Annual Retail Update since its inception. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in public accounting from Cal State University Long Beach and has twice been named the school’s most distinguished alumni.