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Pano Anthos

Pano leads XRC Labs as its Founder and Managing Director. Having founded 4 startups around key platform shifts, he saw the seismic shift coming to retail and with the right vision and timing recruited Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon to be founding sponsors. Now with 18 accelerated startups, 10 active world class retail sponsors, 60+ business mentors, Pano …

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Leslie C. Cohen

Leslie serves as the Executive Director of XRC Labs.  She joined XRC after an impressive career in the music industry, building and launching technology-based products and formats, ranging from DVD to a music E-commerce site. She also ran a consulting business, providing business development, product evaluation and marketing and digital strategy services to start-ups in several industries including Music, Healthcare …

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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 …

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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 …

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Vivien Zepf

Vivien is the Operations and Finance Director for XRC Labs. Vivien joined XRC with a diverse background including art and banking.  She has been a docent trainer and research assistant for the Katonah Museum of Art, a content editor and writer for a niche quarterly arts journal, as well as a global product manager for Bankers Trust and Citibank focusing …

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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 …

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Hua Liao

Hua Liao is Management Associate at XRC Labs. He graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with a master degree in Management Science & Engineering. Before XRC, Hua was part-time consultant with Louis Vuitton and R/GA for supply chain and E-commerce strategy. He was also the co-founder of TalentJungle, a college-based skill-sharing startup based in Columbia Startup Lab. He loves cycling …

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Steve Zerneri

Steve Zerneri is a Management Associate at XRC Labs. He previously worked at Uber, where he helped launch uberX in Los Angeles, Orange County, Salt Lake City, and other cities in the southwest United States. While at Uber, he led efforts to automate and virtualize the partner-driver on-boarding process, to ensure there were enough partner-drivers to match demand. He also …

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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 …