Dan Steketee

Dan is a seasoned consultant with 20 years of experience assisting innovative start-ups, venture capital/private equity firms and large Fortune 500 companies with solving strategic and tactical global problems. Dan’s hands-on experience, creative thinking and large network of personal contacts provide him with the capability to deliver exceptional process and solution designs to solve any global problem.

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.

Devon Safran

Devon Safran, now working for our portfolio company Findmine, has always had a passion for the business of fashion, luxury, and retail. She began her career in the exclusive executive training program at Ralph Lauren before transitioning into the buying office working on several brands including RL Factory Stores and Rugby. Devon continued to nurture her love of the industry in roles …

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 …

Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan is a Billboard charting and award nominated recording artist/producer and CEO of Merry Bright Music Enterprises. Merry Bright Music is a New York Based entertainment company exclusively focused on holiday media globally distributed in partnership with Sony/RED, Kobalt Music, eOne and Viva Entertainment. Chan is also actively involved with organizations focused on the advancement of the rights of …

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 …