Meet out dream team! The perfect examples of business building and leadership development.
Topper Luciani is the founder and CEO of Goodfair. He is a passionate entrepreneur, environmentalist and pilot. Topper has spent the last decade learning every aspect of the textile recycling industry, working for exporters, clothing donation companies, and vintage stores. His mission with Goodfair is to normalize second hand on a global level in order to reduce the harmful effects of modern consumerism.
Adam spent the first stage of his career as a day trader and running a day trader firm. His life was changed when his partner was hit by a car and left paralyzed. Adam then founded Wearable Collections as a project to raise both money and awareness for Spinal Cord Injury Research. What started as a short-term project in 2004—placing large clothing recycling bins inside of residential buildings—has become a mandate.
Jake Disraeli is the Co-Founder and CEO of Treet, a recommerce platform that helps e-commerce brands like CUTS, Boyish, and Wolven, be more sustainable and increase customer loyalty through resale. Prior to Treet, Jake built his own DTC brands on Shopify and led the sales team at Indiegogo where he helped hundreds of consumer brands launch successful crowdfunding campaigns. Treet is the culmination of Jake’s love for the outdoors and passion
to help consumer brands thrive.
Stuart Ahlum is the Co-Founder of Thousand Fell, the New York-based sneaker company introducing a biodegradable footwear line that aims to promote circularity by changing how footwear is produced and consumed by the masses, and to reduce theamount of synthetic wares that are dumped in landfills yearly.
Edward Hertzman, EVP of Fairchild Media, spent over a decade as a top executive for global sourcing companies Synergies Worldwide and Pearl Global. Edward founded and administers Sourcing Journal Online, which since 2009 has grown to 75,000+ subscribers—the largest trade journal in the world for the sourcing apparel and textile industry supply chain. Edward is a board member for Delivering Good, a fashion industry-based charity.
Kathryn is the Founder and Managing Partner of Capstar Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on next generation of innovative consumer companies. Kathryn has been investing in and advising early stage companies across consumer, healthcare and technology for
Gabrielle San Nicola
With deep expertise in omni-channel performance and analytics across new and emerging channels and platforms, Gabrielle helps brands establish and grow their market presence, cultural relevance, and revenue. Gabrielle has scaled revenue at agencies such as Hawke Media and The Lunar Solar Group; as a Founder in Residence at Antler, she developed growth strategies for early stage companies.
Greg is the creator of The Midlife Male, a weekly newsletter and podcast. One of the top-rated ‘midlife’ podcasts, it has featured CEOs, athletes, authors, chefs, coaches, entrepreneurs, celebrities and high performers. He is a sought- after performance coach for men, author and speaker. He is a former partner at Insgroup, a BRP Portfolio Company, the former Founder and CEO of Team Baby Entertainment –acquired by Michael Eisner–, an investor in Huron, Amplify Publishing, LMNT and Dish Society, and an ambassador for Rhone, Athletic Greens, Hone Health, Sunlighten Saunas & The Cold Plunge.
Sutton Stracke, founder of lifestyle brand SUTTON, is a professionally trained dancer and leading member of the arts community. Sutton has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Ballet Theater (ABT), P.S.1 Arts, and MOCA in New York; in LA she is a Founders Committee member of the CFDA Trust, which offers mentorship and grants to talented LA-based designers.