Meet the Team

Connor Seltz

Founder/ Creative Director

Founder and Creative Lead of Ceeze, Connor (Ceeze) grew up like most kids, obsessed with sports and going through shoes and cleats on a monthly basis. In college Connor suffered a sports injury and several resulting surgeries on his left arm. While recovering from surgery Connor quickly got into restoring his older shoes to maintain his sanity, this quickly progressed to taking classes at FIT in NYC where Connor picked up classical training in footwear design and fashion business management. The following 5 years have been a mad dash of creating, collaborating, and figuring out how to bring unique, sporadic, and complicated ideas to life through familiar footwear silhouettes. Connor and the team can agree, the best is yet to come!

Ronny Oppong

Director of Partnerships

Ronny Oppong is an American born African millennial entrepreneur, connector, fashion lifestyle magnate, brand development and creative consultant, and an overall amazing force of optimistic energy. Ronny received his degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies from The Ohio State University. After graduating he immersed himself in the industry and building his skill sets in Fashion Retail Leadership and Experiential Marketing. He went full time at PMM Agency a full service brand management firm. Then later moving to New York to expand his reach in the industry as Global Retail Relations Director for Liberty Fashion and Lifestyle Fairs, an international Trade Show and Fashion Conglomerate.. There is no opportunity that Ronny can’t find a way to support his presence infectious and leaves an everlasting impression with every encounter.

Marta Niewinska

Lead Photographer

Marta Niewinska, also known as GODLYSINNER, is a self-taught fashion, portraiture, car, and landscape design photographer based in New York City. Marta’s story began far before she even realized when she was gifted her very first camera in 2012. Over the years, she has grown a raw eye with her work. With her experience as an all-around photographer, she continues breaking gender-barriers with the subjects and brands she highlights. She effortlessly evolves her work through the motion/movement/details of the subjects she captures.

John Trottier

Deputy Creative Diretor

John entered footwear like so many of us, starting to collect and quickly realizing that shoes meant so much more to him than just buying at retail. He brings a decade worth of creative and production experience to the team and has his finger on the pulse of what is relevant between silhouettes, texture, and color. John also runs his own creative brand ``JohnnyKicks`` and has already collaborated with Ceeze through a variety of items and now internal products.