Adam Quinton

Adam Quinton is a VC Mentor at XRC Labs. As the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures, Adam invests in and advises early stage companies. He focuses on supporting diverse management teams. His investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire, and Validately. In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of “25 Angel …

Agnes Budzyn

Agnes Budzyn is a growth-focused investor, agile and adaptive COO with a successful track record of execution and driving consensus in a dynamic growth environment. Proven execution and successful implementation and communication of strategic vision through periods of infection growth. Active angel investor, advisor, board member and owner of a real estate portfolio company. Ability to drive and create consensus …

Alexandria Carroll

Alexandria is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in merchandise planning and operations. She is an adjunct professor in the fashion business program at Berkeley College. Alex developed processes to drive sales and profitability with major retail accounts during her time at Global Brands Group and Perry Ellis. She was selected for Global Brands’ G3 Leadership Program and was a trusted …

Al Sambar, Kurt Salmon

Al leads Kurt Salmon’s North American Retail and Consumer Group. For more than 20 years, he has been providing retailers and consumer companies with strategic planning, organizational design, consumer insights and operating performance improvement services, with deep specialization in omnichannel retailing and global brand management. He writes frequently about innovation in retailing and apparel brand management and is regularly cited …

Alan Katz, Media Executive Consultant/Advisor

Alan Katz is a dynamic senior media executive with over 20 years experience generating revenue, developing and operating multi-platform businesses, brand extensions, and sales and marketing strategies for major consumer magazines, websites, sponsored live events and E-commerce brands. He has a proven track record in monetizing content and audiences, building and motivating teams, and developing unique brand positioning. As the Publisher/CRO of New York …

Allison Kern, StarVest

Allison is an associate at StarVest Partners, a NY-based VC invested in expansion stage technology-enabled B2B services companies. Her specialty within Consumer & Retail is E-commerce. Prior to joining StarVest, Allison was an investment analyst at Emerging Sovereign Group, a $5.0bn hedge fund situated within the Carlyle Group. She specializes in Consumer & Retail, and increasingly E-commerce.

Amalia Keramitsis

Amalia Keramitsis is New York-based creative and retail consultant for fashion, fine jewelry and watch brands. Having grown up in Los Angeles, where her father was the right-hand man to celebrated fashion designer James Galanos, she was immersed in the world of the sartorial at a young age. She later attended the American University of Paris and studied art history, …

Ambreen Hussain, Swyft Media

Ambreen Hussain is a Senior Product Manager at Swyft Media, working on the future of emoji keyboards, chat bots and VR. Prior to her arrival at Swyft, she was a Product Manager at Hearst, General Assembly and Sony’s New Media Solutions Team, helping build, create and maintain platforms for the Media/Entertainment and EdTech industries. She also has over eight years …

Andrea Wasserman, Captain Customer

Andrea Wasserman is a consumer sector leader with a background in both stores and E-commerce. An evangelist of the intersection of physical and digital retail, Andrea’s writing at CaptainCustomer.com also spans brand and customer experience. Her weekly newsletter counts senior leaders at top retailers among its subscribers. Much of what Andrea loved about leading businesses at Nordstrom, Sole Society, Hudson’s …

Andrew Kangpan, Venture Capital

Andrew Kangpan attended the Stern School of Business at NYU with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. He worked for three years as a management consultant within the marketing and branding industry, helping some of the biggest brands (e.g. New York Times, Chrysler, Equifax, JP Morgan, SC Johnson, Electrolux) define their market strategies within a digital context. He developed the skill …