Evan Bienstock

Evan Bienstock is a corporate attorney focusing on startups and early stage companies. He regularly represents digital media, energy and clean technology, and life sciences companies and advise them on their growth and development from inception and beyond. He specializes in venture capital and private equity financings, representing both the funds providing capital and the companies seeking funding, and he …

Harrison Hines

Currently co-founder and CEO of Seashells (www.shopseashells.com). Remain active in early stage investing. Also advise a few startups and teach customer acquisition classes. Prior to Seashells, I led due diligence at SeedInvest. I was responsible for performing business, financial, and legal due diligence as well as deal evaluation on hundreds of companies from pre-seed through Series F. Before joining SeedInvest, I …

Hitha Prabhakar- Herzog

Hitha Prabhakar has been a television regular for almost ten years, talking about retail, consumer spending, and the economy. She is currently the Chief Research Officer at H Squared Research LLC, which is a boutique market research firm that provides timely, relevant, actionable consumer and retail research to institutional, hedge fund and investment banking clients. Founder and industry influencer Hitha Prabhakar helps clients …

Ilan Tito, Full Grain Focus Parters

llan Tito is Founder of Full Grain Focus Partners, a boutique consulting firm providing e-commerce strategy, merchandising and management services to fashion and luxury brands, retailers and start-ups. He has worked with clients including Bonobos, Refinery29, Frank & Oak, Snowe, Theory, Oscar de la Renta, Zadig & Voltaire and others. Prior to founding Full Grain Focus Partners, Ilan launched and …

Jeffrey Liss

Jeffrey Liss has deep experience in leading major change initiatives in large organizations and is passionate about the rapidly changing digital experience for the retail consumer. His background in management consulting, brick-and-mortar retail, eCommerce and consumer research positions him well to lead in this volatile retail environment. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of …

Jess Williams

Jess Williams is the Founder & Creative Director of Communal Creative, a branding and design studio in NYC. Communal specializes in holistic early-stage branding, from visual identities and brand strategy to custom packaging and site designs. She was also the former Creative Director and early executive at Birchbox, and prior to that directed design at Thrillist.

Jonathan L. Sagot

Jonathan L. Sagot is a senior associate in the Corporate Group of Davis & Gilbert. Mr. Sagot is involved in all aspects of the firm’s corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions and financings, with a focus on the emerging company space.  Mr. Sagot counsels emerging company clients across different industries through all stages of growth, beginning at formation and continuing …

Knute Gregg, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Knute Gregg has over 15 years of experience in venture financing, M&A, securities, and general corporate work for emerging growth companies in a range of industries, inside and outside the technology sector. Knute focuses on M&A and private placement financings, both debt, and equity. He also frequently acts as outside general counsel to emerging company clients, advising them on matters …

Matt Kaden

Matt Kaden brings nearly 20 years of executive and strategic advisory expertise in the fashion and retail industries to MMG Advisors, as a Managing Director of this boutique investment banking firm that also offers strategic and financial advisory services to the retail, fashion, textile, home, jewelry and beauty industries. He excels at strategy formulation, qualitative and quantitative analyses and corporate …

Michael Roderick

Michael Roderick is a founder, speaker, and connector. His company Small Pond Enterprises specializes in relationship design for founders, authors, and speakers interested in playing a bigger game. He works with thoughtleaders to curate, extend, and leverage their existing networks for the purpose of getting higher paid engagements, speaking opportunities, and interviews. He developed this methodology from his own journey …