Carly-Ann Fergus

Carly-Ann Fergus serves as the Program Director of XRC Labs. Her work experience spans from a range of established companies such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ford Models to startup brands such as Nahm. She has experience in high-end retail and has spearheaded the launch of an emerging New York-based women’s wear brand while serving as the director of operations for 2 …


Alyse Killeen

Alyse Killeen supports XRC Labs as the Lead VC-in-Residence. Alyse is a Venture Capital Investor with seed stage to pre-IPO investment experience in enterprise and consumer technologies, including her most recent investment in Tamara Mellon Brand. In 2015, the UN Foundation named her a Top 70 Bay Area Digital Leader, and in 2016, Singapore Institute of Management University appointed Alyse …


Adam Quinton

Adam Quinton is a VC Mentor at XRC Labs. As the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures, Adam invests in and advises early stage companies. He focuses on supporting diverse management teams. His investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire, and Validately. In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of “25 Angel …


Adam Rice

Adam Rice is a VC-in-Residence at XRC Labs. He is a Venture Associate at Loeb Enterprises, a New York-based startup lab and private investor. In his day-to-day role, he analyzes potential seed investments, new business opportunities, and aids in external capital raises for Loeb portfolio companies. Prior to Loeb Enterprises, Adam founded Hank, an e-commerce marketplace for goods and apparel …


Jeff Gerstel

Jeff Gerstel is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at XRC Labs.  Jeff has led retail / consumer businesses with expertise in merchandise, marketing, ecommerce, stores, finance, operations, HR, and real estate.   Jeff was President/CEO of Dress Barn, an Ascena Retail Group subsidiary with $1B in annual sales, from 2011 thru 2016. At Dress Barn, Mr. Gerstel and his team implemented a comprehensive …


KC Dustin

KC serves as a General Partner of XRC Labs, primarily responsible for business development for XRC Funds. He joined XRC with more than 13 years of experience in equity capital markets and investment management.  Prior to joining, XRC, he served as the COO and CFO of Miller’s Oath, a luxury men’s clothing brand.  Previously, he was Managing Director and Head …


Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones is an Innovator-in-Residence at XRC Labs. She is a designer residing in NYC with a focus on universal design. Jones, originally from Wales, moved to New York after accepting a place to study Fashion Design at Parsons, New York. Her award-winning collection “Seated Design” granted her Parsons Womenswear Designer of the year 2015 as well as the Kering …


Elena Baltzoglou

Elena Baltzoglou is a Communications Associate at XRC Labs. After her four years of working experience as an External Communication Manager at the British multinational retailer Marks & Spencer, she decided to follow her dreams and move to New York to complete her education. She is now a graduate student at Parsons School of Design, graduating this May with an …


L.J. Campbell

L.J. is a Management Associate at XRC Labs. As a Teach For America corps member in Chicago, he founded an education nonprofit that empowered Chicago charter school teachers and students by bringing new technologies to classrooms as well as building innovative compensation strategies to retain high-performing teachers. L.J. is now an MBA candidate at Duke focusing on ways to leverage …


Tony Zhang

Tony Zhang is a Management Associate at XRC Labs. He most recently helped a Hong-Kong-based luxury apparel retailer develop their business strategy, and launch an E-commerce platform. He has also worked in apparel and trim manufacturing, where he focused on eco-friendly products. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Johns Hopkins University. While there, he interned at Huntsman Corporation as a chemical …