Virginia is a breast cancer survivor with 25 years leadership experience across marketing/creative, merchandising and strategic planning functions with top tier retailers and emerging startups including Nike, Gilt, Gap Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and bebe. Prior to founding, Stage, Virginia served as the Interim Chief Marketing Officer for medical apparel startup, Jaanuu.
Chief Merchandising Officer, Devina is a senior merchandising leader with 20+ year driving results at top retailers including Bandier, Rockets of Awesome, Gilt, LOFT/Ann Inc, Old Navy/Gap Inc.
James is a senior operations leader 15+ years experience driving improvements for Fortune 500 companies including Netflix, ThredUp, Grove Collaborative, Reformation and Target. He currently runs his own consultancy focused on helping series A through series C companies establish their operational structure and achieve operating profitability.
Head of Customer Care. Katie has over a decade of experience building operations and customer care functions for fast-growing start-ups, including Gilt Groupe and Harry's.
Finance and Accounting
CFO/CPA and CEO of startup consultancy in accounting/finance. Formely KPMG and Graphite Financial; clients include Coedition, Chili Pepper, Tiny Seed.
Charity Partnerships & Press
VP/GM Level Consultant. Mary brings 35 years experience leading marketing/PR, product and in-store teams for top retailers from Macy's, to Ralph Lauren, to Georgio Armani, LVMH and bebe.
Social media leader with 14 years experience building communities for Fabletics, Century21, Hot Topic, bebe, Forever 21; FIT instructor. Currently runs her own boutique agency.
Senior Manager level marketer with 7 years experience driving brand and digital marketing strategy for OMD, Spring, Shoprunner, Equinox Media and the Healing Company.
Senior Buyer. Shaina has 10 years buying, merchandising, operations and sales experience with startups and established retailers ranging from STORY, INSCAPE, W&P design and Bloomingdale's.
Assistant Buyer with 3+ years buying/product development experience at Rockets of Awesome and Stage.
Social worker with 10 years experience supporting children and families. Two-time breast cancer survivor.
VP/CMO level marketing consultant with 15 years experience across brand and performance marketing for Equinox, Shoprunner, Gilt and The Healing Company.
Breast Cancer Survivor, Women's Health Advocate and Fashion Journalist - published in Vogue Mexico, British Vogue, The Boston Globe, The Columbia Journal, Fashion Wire Daily, Time Out New York,Yahoo! News, The Huffington Post, Mother Mag and more.
Seasoned creative director, UX designer and agency partner with over 10 years experience
Pamela has 18 years experience as in art direction and graphic design for top retailers and publishers including Draper James, Aeropostale, Armani Exhchage, Real Simple, Self Magazine and more.
Sara has 12 years of developing GTM strategies, brand and partner marketing programs for both leading retailers such as Nordstrom and Amazon and startups alike.
Freelance writer with 20+ years editorial copywriting, content strategy and journalism experience for Gilt, Hudson's Bay, Mercedes-Benz, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Elle, and more.
Caitlin Maguire Hart
Caitlin is a senior writer with 10+ years editorial copywriting for brands such as Intermix, Ralph Lauren, Gilt and more.
Holly is a writer, performer, and health advocate, sharing her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor and carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation to raise awareness, and support women as they navigate their own cancer journey - practically, spiritually, and emotionally. With training and background in Reiki, spirituality, and holistic health/wellness, her writing runs the gamut from being a regular contributor at The Huffington Post, to produced playwright, to Senior Writer for a global non-profit.
Survivor/Copywriter and Blog Contributor
Breast Cancer Survivor, Paige Herman-Axel has more than two decades of experience writing about beauty, skincare and wellness. A former editor for a variety of publications, Paige is now a freelance writer and consultant for skincare companies big and small, dermatologists and plastic surgeons, as well as a regular contributor to various websites. Clients include: La Roche-Posay, Garnier, WebMD, SkinMedica, Kate Somerville, CeraVe and more.
Yonathan 10+ years finance/accounting director and advisor to notable fashion brands including Carbon38, Jaanuu, rtA denim, Jonathan Simkai and more.
Toyree Davis is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner at Cedar's Sinai Medical Center with 12 years experience in medical oncology. She is chemotherapy and biotherapy certified. Toyree’s early career focused on all cancer populations and in recent years has focused exclusively on breast cancer, head & neck, and lung cancer populations. She achieved her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Memphis. She is passionate about early detection and helping the community to become more informed about preventative cancer screenings and awareness.
Laura Frese PA-C is a Physician Assistant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She received her Masters in the Physician Assistant program at St. Louis University followed by a surgical residency at Johns Hopkins. For the past 15 years, her practice as a PA has had a strong focus in breast reconstruction.
Experienced business owner for the bar method and NEAT method with 10+ years partnership experience in the wellness space.
Saundra is a seasoned brand author, designer, educator and agency principal with 20+ years experience creating award winning brands/campaigns. Past clients include: American Express, Calendly, Dashlane, Halstead, Jannuu, lululemon, NYCxDESIGN,Toys“R”Us, Twitter and more.
Kent Helbig has helped launch and scale many companies during his 25+ year career in both technology and operations. Notable roles include Vp of Tech at Gilt and Gilt Japan, COO/CTO of Ashford.com, and Founder, COO/CTO of CoEdition.
Alexandra is a visionary entrepreneur and investor who has distinguished herself with a string of digital enterprises that have delighted consumers and disrupted industries. One of the founders of the ecommerce pioneer Gilt, Alexandra has thrived at the leading edge of digital, with recent successes in the on-demand economy, artificial intelligence and machine learning. She’s advised scores of new and developing businesses, served on the boards of public and private companies.