Dave Weiner

Dave has deep experience with apparel, footwear, accessories, and luxury, having covered those sectors as a senior equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank. His industry expertise includes company financials and strategic initiatives, product trends, and shifting consumer preferences. In particular, Dave is interested in key themes including the integration of technology within new business ideas, the power of brands versus …

Deepak Rajegowda, Bombay Electric

Deepak Rajegowda is co-founder and CEO of Bombay Electric, India’s leading concept store for directional fashion & design. He is an active entrepreneur, investor and advisor with over 15 years of global experience developing disruptive technologies, consumer brands & retail concepts. Deepak received his MBA from London Business School and BA in History of Science from Harvard University.

Drew Kramer

Driven by a love of storytelling, Drew Kramer’s career began with the bold choice to bring her knowledge of business and strategy earned in law school to marketing. From early roles at Opening Ceremony’s showroom to leading partnerships at the startup studio Betaworks, to Vice Media to lead award-winning ad campaigns for Unilever, Target and Turner Broadcasting, Drew leverages the powerful …

Ed Klaris, Klaris IP

Ed is the founding Partner of Klaris IP, a boutique law firm based in New York City with clients around the world. The firm’s mission is to provide counsel and support in media law, privacy, publicity, advertising, marketing, technology, rights management, and intellectual property law. Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Chairman of the Board at Pilobolus Dance …

Edward Cardimona

An inspirational creative leader and information architect, Edward has the ability to bring together creative teams and business management to help articulate ideas, translate them into identity, and design and develop products that are breakthrough and engaging for both retailers and consumers across all global markets. For more than twenty-five years, he has spearheaded brand design strategies through building great …

Eric Neher

Eric Neher is Vice President of Merchandising at Birchbox. Eric joined Birchbox in 2011 as the eighth employee and original member of the merchandising team. In his tenure at Birchbox, he has built the merchant organization and now sits on the company’s operating team. He oversees the merchandise assortment across the subscription box, e-commerce site, and retail store. He also …

Fiona Swerdlow, Shop.Org

Fiona is Head of Research at the National Retail Federation’s digital retail division Shop.org. Previously, she was the VP and General Manager, E-commerce at Tommy Hilfiger. Fiona received her MBA from Rice University, and her BA at the University of Washington. She is fluent in German and Swedish.

George Eberstadt

George has spent the last 20 years leading companies building social technologies. As the founder and CEO of TurnTo, George has been exploring the intersection of community and online commerce. Prior activities include wearables for business meetings, enterprise team collaboration, B2B marketplace automation, strategy consulting, and technology policy analysis for the U.S. Congress. George holds an MBA from the University …

Holly Soroca

Holly Soroca most recently served as President of Sales for all Dutch, LLC brands, including Joie, Current/ Elliott and Equipment. Ms. Soroca began her fashion career in buying at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Her interest in fashion combined with her education in Economics and long family history in independent retail led her to spend six years at Saks Fifth Avenue. As …

Howard Meitiner

Experienced President/CEO in both retail and healthcare fields with an impressive global and domestic record of increasing revenues and profits through new business development strategies with the world’s largest retailer to the traveling public, the world’s largest luxury brand company and one of the largest substance abuse treatment providers in the USA. Provided effective leadership skills and business development prowess in …