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 …

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 startups in several industries including Music, Healthcare …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dana Abrassart

Dana is a Design & Strategy Associate at XRC Labs. After several years as a scientist and researcher in startup and clinical settings, she went back to school and obtained a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Focusing on the intersection of art and technology, her graduate work included projects in design, virtual reality, and motion capture. …

Josh Pupkin

Josh Pupkin is a Business Manager at XRC Labs. He joined XRC with five years of experience in investment management and banking. Prior to joining XRC, Josh served as an Investment Associate on Neuberger Berman’s Private Equity team and was later dedicated to the firm’s business development initiatives. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity, Josh was an Investment Banker …

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 …