Team

 

William Zeitz | CEO

Led Nike's "Just do it." campaign as Global Advertising Director during their growth from $1B to $15B. Former CMO of Cole Haan, doubling revenue from $220M to $450M primarily via a women's fashion brand.

 

Scott Van Valkenburgh | COO, CPO, Founder

Created the "Go Mobile" program that became Intel's Centrino brand, which was "...second only to Pentium," per Andy Grove. 20+ years experience in high-tech product, marketing and operational leadership roles.

 

Timothy Lyons | CTO

Has created and led numerous international platform teams for companies such as AltaVista, Cisco, Compaq, Gateway, ConsumerInfo.com and Greenwave Systems. Solutions include the world's first search engine ecommerce site for AltaVista Shopping, a worldwide software distribution network for Compaq and Gateway, and an IOT platform that processes over 90,000 messages per second for customers such as Verizon, CenturyLink, and AT&T.

 

Charlisha Renata | Fashion Leader

Style expert. 15+ years experience in fashion merchandising & marketing. Developing her own culture-based fashion brand.

 

Gustavo Collazo | Art Director

His work speaks for itself.

 

Laura Nixon | Launch Operations Leader

Former Personal Fashion Stylist, Senior Team, at Tailor, a former Google subsidiary. Founder & Personal Stylist at Zipstyle. Principal Technical Program Manager at MIPI Alliance.

 

Phani Juttiga | Web Application Development Leader

18+ years of consulting, engineering and delivery management experience in Ecommerce, Banking, Healthcare & Insurance. Specializes in B2B/B2C commerce projects and has worked on numerous technical architecture, analysis, design, development, migration & implementation of e-business applications based on different frameworks including SAP Hybris, IBM WCS and Vuetify.

 

Thomas Lyons | Senior Cloud Software Engineer

6+ years of full-stack software engineering experience at companies including Everest Solutions, Greenwave Systems and Crowdstrike.

 

Luis Rojo | QA Leader & Front End Scrum Master

6+ years of full stack coding experience at companies such as Aceable, NSS Labs, ASI, others.

 

Ajay Gambiraopet | Senior Web Application Developer

16+ years of senior architectural, engineering and delivery management experience for companies such as Caterpillar, Boston Scientific, Coca-Cola, Capgemini and SAP. Specializes in Business Intelligence and web application development within frameworks such as SAP HANA and Vuetify.

 

Shiva Tangella | Senior Cloud Software Engineer

16+ years of full-stack software engineering experience at companies including BJs, CVS, TJX, and Walmart.

 

Aaron Kirchhoff | Web Application Developer

Full stack coder, lead developer of Zelda-Gold and Fruit Stand web applications.

 

Alisa Kopra | Fashion Associate

10+ years retail merchandising experience.

 

Brizeyda Nunez | Fashion Associate

Seamstress & 10+ years retail merchandising experience.

 

Crystal Aumand | Web Application Developer

Full stack coder & 11 years retail management experience.

 

Destiny Manjarrez | Fashion Associate

Business & fashion merchandising student, artist.

 

Enoch Johnson | Web Application Developer

Full-stack coder, creator of CarLot and PetAdopt web applications.

 

Fidella Wu | Web Application Developer

Two years front-end web development experience, BS in Cognitive Science.

 

Katlin Koethe | Fashion Associate

Fashion Merchandising and Design student at Virginia Tech.

 

Michael Rettus | Web Application Developer

Former Senior Analyst, Surface Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist, U.S. Navy. Full stack web developer.

 

Myra Yamazaki | Web Application Developer

Full stack software engineer. Working on BS in Computer Science.

 

 

Advisory Board

 

Hatun Aytug

Vice President Design and Merchandising Operations at EXPRESS
Former SVP of Supply Chain, Ralph Lauren and VP of Product Development, Levi Strauss & Co.

 

Matt Swinney

CEO, Fashion By Texas, creator of Austin Fashion Week, Fashion By Dallas and Fashion By Houston

 

Jennifer Millspaugh

CEO, Aesthetic Ventures & Director, Austin Fashion Initiative
Ph.D., Entrepreneurial Business Development; Thesis: Global Branding for Fashion Entrepreneurs

 

Saskia Fairfull

Founder, Independent Fashion Advisory Board

 

Karl Lindor

Former Sales Director, Cole Haan. Responsible for Nordstrom
and other leading fashion retailers.

 

Christopher Piedmonte

Technologist, entrepreneur, angel investor. 8 database related patents.