E-COMMERCE WEEK LA is a week-long (SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 2, 2020) exhibition showcasing businesses and sharing ideas on how to grow eCommerce brands, built by the people who do, for the people who do (or aspire to). It’s all about creating community and helping each other succeed!
Mayor Eric Garcetti – Los Angeles Mayor, a Mayoral address to eCommerce Week LA
Ashley Crowder – CEO & Founder, VNTANA – a cloud CMS that automatically creates 3D web and AR experiences from your manufacturing design files proven to more than double online sales while reducing returns.
Ipshita Biswas – Augmented Reality Commercialization Lead, Google
Graham Suorsa – Head of Partnerships, RYOT, Verizon Media. RYOT is Verizon Media’s Emmy Award®-winning content studio and innovation lab that brings astonishing storytelling, immersive experiences, and groundbreaking technology to every corner of the world. From XR experiences to advertising and content technology in a 5G world, RYOT is the incubator of innovation and is revolutionizing the next generation of content creation.
Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens – Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief – FabFitFun is a lifestyle membership that inspires women to lead happier, healthier lives through product and brand discovery. Its flagship product, the FabFitFun Box, delivers a curated collection of full-size products across beauty, fashion, wellness, fitness, home, technology, and beyond – to more than one million members – each season.
Jill Layfield – CEO, Co-Founder – Tamara Mellon is a luxury footwear brand that’s about new rules, new luxury, and new shoes. The brand is breaking all the traditional rules of fashion, eliminating the 6x retail markup by going direct-to-consumer, and ignoring the fashion calendar with monthly product drops.
Stephanie Barbaran – Managing Editor, Los Angeles Business Journal – An award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal examines the many ways that the L.A. economy operates. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community’s dynamic business and economic scene.
John Tabis – Founder, Chairman – The Bouqs Company is an online flower retailer founded by John Tabis and Juan Pablo Montúfar that delivers flowers and plants fresh from eco-friendly, sustainable farms to doorsteps nationwide.
Jeff Barrett is a Shorty Award Winner, a member of Forbes’ Top 50 in Social Media, Business Insider’s #1 Ad Executive, and someone who is oddly comfortable listing his own achievements. He loves underdogs and looks for humor in everything.
Gabe Macaluso – Director of Customer Success, Omnisend is the all-in-one e-commerce marketing automation platform that helps you sell more by converting your visitors and retaining your customers. Reach your customers with personalized messages using our powerful automation workflows and boost your sales. Grow your subscriber list with a wide variety of signup forms and send converting newsletters created with the easy-to-use editor.
Zack Johnson – CEO, Founder – greenbox Robotics LLC was founded in June of 2017 by entrepreneur Zack Johnson. From the beginning, the goal was to create the world’s first intelligent cannabis kiosk, offering the customer a faster and more efficient transaction of cannabis products. greenbox focuses on five core verticals: cannabis flower, edibles, extracts, CBD products, and cannabis accessories. greenbox will provide dispensary owners with a robust array of benefits including inventory management, customer data aggregation, and decreased overhead costs, while also generating a more streamlined experience for the customer.
Jonathan Shokrian – CEO, Founder – MeUndies disrupted the $110B underwear industry when it launched the first online underwear subscription model in 2011. Founder Jonathan Shokrian identified a market gap during his own shopping experience. Nothing about underwear shopping was enjoyable – other brands were hyper-sexualized, overcomplicated, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. He recognized that no one in the industry was offering their customers the experience that modern consumers expect. Jonathan started MeUndies to provide a fun and simple offering with a relentless emphasis on quality and service.
Alex Pasternack – EVP, Binske – A multi-state cannabis brand operating in 11 U.S. states: Colorado, Nevada, Florida, California, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, and Maine. Binske is known for its best-in-class proprietary strains and craft ingredients, which have earned it multiple awards, including Leafly’s Best Edibles, Best Concentrates, and Best Overall Company.
Dr. Karyn Eilber – CEO, Co-Founder – At GLISSANT we blend science and nature to create products in response to the personal needs of women so that they can experience intimacy at the highest level of satisfaction possible.
Joe McCarthy – Director of Performance Marketing – Klaviyo helps growth-focused eCommerce brands drive more sales with super-targeted, highly relevant email, Facebook, and Instagram marketing campaigns.
Lauren Barnett – Director of Venture & Tech Banking – First Republic is a different kind of bank. We and our wealth management affiliates provide exceptional service in everything we do. It’s one of the reasons for our high level of client satisfaction, and why we were named Best Private Bank in North America recently by Private Asset Management Magazine. With more than 60 offices on the West Coast and in the Northeast, we deliver a level of personal service you won’t find anywhere else.
Katie Swett – Product Lead – Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more.
Mike Banuelos – VP of Strategy, Hawke Media is a full-service Outsourced CMO based in Los Angeles, CA, providing the guidance, planning, and execution to grow brands of all sizes, industries, and business models. Hawke’s collaborative process, à la carte offering, and month-to-month fee structure give clients the flexibility they need to boost digital revenues and marketing ROI. Check out our interview with Eric Huberman, CEO at Hawke Media
Ashley Scorpio – VP of Partnerships at Hawke Media
Tabitha Park – Hi! I’m Tabitha and I teach photography classes on SkillShare. I’m a lifestyle portrait and product photographer living in Portland with my husband and Smallcat! I love plants and chocolate and I had my appendix removed in 2014 and sometimes I worry that I might need it later to talk to aliens. Other than that I’m pretty normal.
Jezlan Moyet – Co-Founder – EverTalkTV – America’s First Live Streaming Video Talk Show Platform Explore the insight, inspiration, and thought-provoking conversations that will bring you timeless entertainment. Anytime, anywhere. Dozens of new episodes added daily #YourHomeForTalk
Amanda Baldwin – President – SuperGoop – SPF is the #1 thing you can do for your skin, and Holly Thaggard founded our brand in 2007 to make it fun and easy to wear, every single day. We add sunscreen to your favorite skincare and beauty essentials and make sure each one is highly personalized to work with your skin and your life. Each formula is clean, reef-safe, and feels amazing, so you can live bright and let us take care of the rest
Jeanette MacKenzie – VP, Business Development & Commerce – Complex Networks champions the people, brands, and new trends you need to know now, will obsess over next, and we build consumer universes around them. We’re what a modern entertainment company looks like and what others have followed since 2002. From pop culture and style (Complex), food entertainment (First We Feast), music discovery (Pigeons and Planes), sneaker news (Sole Collector) to our festival of cultural convergence (ComplexCon) — if you want to be part of what’s next and build valuable relationships with the audiences who live in it, join us at Complex Networks.
Dee Murthy – CEO, Five Four Group CEO, Five Four Group is Transforming the Way Men Experience Fashion Based in Los Angeles, Five Four Group exists to make fashion better for every man. With a suite of vertically integrated brands including Menlo Club, Menlo House, Five Four, New Republic, Grand AC, and Oshenta, everything we create is designed, developed, distributed, and managed exclusively in-house.
Kate Miller – CEO, Co-Founder – Miss Grass is a brand on a mission to help the world get good at weed. We educate on the science, the history, the culture, and the products that work best—all in the spirit of conscious consumption. So whether you’re brand new to the weed party, or you’ve been around for a while, Miss Grass is here to light your way. Welcome to the high road.
Aldin Jackson – Global Entertainment Partnerships Manager – Reebok is an American-inspired global brand with a deep fitness heritage and the mission to design and create the best gear and experiences for the sport of fitness and for fitness athletes around the globe.
Kelly O’Grady – Chief Correspondent & Host and Head of Video at dot.LA
Ishan Singh – CEO, Founder at SRVE
Katie Warner Johnson – CEO, Co-Founder Carbon38 is the premier e-commerce destination for performance fashion. Offering our own proprietary label, an expertly curated selection of contemporary brands, and exclusive collaborations, we aim to push and blur the boundaries between functional activewear and progressive street style, licensing women to be bold.
Fran Dunaway – CEO, Co-Founder – TomboyX is disrupting the $13B apparel industry, starting at the foundation – underwear. With a keen focus on fit and quality, we are for every body. Our brand promise is to help you feel comfortable in your own skin and to be unapologetically you – all day, every day.
Reid Hailey – CEO, Co-Founder – Doing Things Media owns and operates more than 20 of the most culturally relevant brands across social media (@AllGasNoBrakesShow , @ShitHeadSteve, @NoChaser, @MiddleClassFancy, @AnimalsDoingThings, and others). Every day, millions of consumers interact with our creative content. We understand modern Internet culture and have a proven methodology for creating, navigating, and incubating cultural digital trends. Our process is unique, and our purpose is to connect consumers across the world through humor and happiness.
Topper Luciani – CEO, Founder – GoodFair – We’re thrifters obsessed with getting our hands dirty to help solve one of the realest problems facing our planet. We source preloved pieces — saving their souls from landfills and warehouse purgatory — and bundle our finds into collections that: say “NOPE!” to consumer excess, are good fo the earth, and are light on your wallet. Oh, and they’re delivered straight to your door. The consumer revolution is now!
Anthony Pompliano – Co-Founder, Partner – Morgan Creek Digital, a hedge fund backed by institutional powerhouse Morgan Creek Capital.Morgan Creek Digital—the premier digital asset manager for institutions around the world.
Michael Gruen – Digital Entrepreneur & VP – TalentX Entertainment was launched in 2019 as the premier social media monetization and talent development company. It is the company that every creator in the digital space wants to be a part of – from TikTokers and YouTubers to Twitch streamers and more. With the motto “Creator first,” TalentX works to craft relationships and strategies that are in the best interests of each of its clients.
Josh Richards – Social Media Celebrity & Entrepreneur – Joshua K. Richards is a Canadian Internet personality, actor, musician, and businessperson. He has a following on a number of social media platforms and serves as chief strategy officer of Triller. YouTube channel
Bryce Hall – Social Media Celebrity & Entrepreneur – Bryce Hall is an American social media personality known for his TikToks and YouTube channel. As of August 2020, his TikTok channel has 12.8 million followers, and his YouTube channel has 2.7 million. He is also a member of the Sway house in Los Angeles. YouTube channel
Griffin Johnson – Social Media Celebrity & Entrepreneur – Video creator on TikTok who became known for his mix of comedy and vlog content while occasionally implementing the slow-motion effect. He has accrued more than 9 million fans. He frequently collaborates with Jaden Hossler, Anthony Reeves, and Payton Moormeier, amongst others.
Dr. Jon Marashi – DDS, Chief Cosmetic Dentist – byte is the #1 rated, doctor-directed leader in the teledentistry revolution providing customers access to at-home invisible aligners that deliver professional results in half the time and cost of traditional methods. Headquartered in Los Angeles, byte’s nationwide network of licensed orthodontists and dentists prescribe and oversee every treatment plan. At under $85 per month, byte has found a way to make the inaccessible, accessible—providing an easy, convenient and affordable way to upgrade your smile through our teledentistry platform.
Olivia Bauer – Facebook Sales and Marketing, SMB
Yoav Bergman – Sr. Agency Development Manager at Google
Gary Power – Sr. Agency Account Manager at Google
Ben Nazarian – CEO – Therabody – Leading the tech wellness space by creating cutting-edge products to provide natural wellness solutions for everyone. In 2007, Dr. Jason Wersland, founder of Theragun, got into a traumatic motorcycle accident that resulted in debilitating muscle and nerve pain. Dr. Jason knew he needed an effective natural solution that he could treat himself with. When he couldn’t find one, he created the world’s first Theragun Percussive Therapy device, launching a category.
Dr. Jason Wersland – Founder, Chief Wellness Officer
Jeremy Cai – CEO, Italic – Based in Los Angeles, Milan, and Shenzhen and backed by top investors, we are a small but diverse team of product developers, designers, supply chain aces, and engineers who passionate about actually reinventing retail. If the thrills of early-stage companies excite you and you’re up for the challenge, you’d be truly hard-pressed to come by a better opportunity.
Bryan Mahoney – CTO, Co-Founder – arfa is a new consumer goods company that develops personal care brands based on close relationships with the people who use them. arfa is founded on the belief that if you’re going to put something onto your body, you deserve to have input on what it does and how it’s made. And if you are willing to engage emotionally in co-piloting the development of one of our brands, we think you deserve to benefit as a stakeholder too.
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Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect: email@example.com