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The Safari is a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape. We interview the brightest and most innovative industry leaders who share how they are shaping and evolving the industry in the years to come. Guests come from all corners of the industry from retail, beauty, fashion, CPG, academia, agencies, real estate, investing and more. At Traub we have the privilege of working broadly across these numerous fields and collaborating with these talented leaders. We are delighted to introduce you to them via the Safari.

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    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

The Safari is a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape. We interview the brightest and most innovative industry leaders who share how they are shaping and evolving the industry in the years to come. Guests come from all corners of the industry from retail, beauty, fashion, CPG, academia, agencies, real estate, investing and more. At Traub we have the privilege of working broadly across these numerous fields and collaborating with these talented leaders. We are delighted to introduce you to them via the Safari.

    From Finance to Fashion: Scanlan Theodore’s, Sarah Blank

    From Finance to Fashion: Scanlan Theodore’s, Sarah Blank

    Sarah Blank is the Co-CEO of Scanlan Theodore in the United States, an Australian women’s fashion and accessories brand offering a range of ready-to-wear, handbags, and footwear focused on modern elegance, timeless, and versatile designs. Sarah and her Co-Founder, Melinda Robertson, began their journey with the brand as consumers who loved the products and saw an opportunity to grow the brand internationally. We talk about: pivoting from a career in finance to fashion, how retail stores could be structured post pandemic, her future hopes for Scanlan Theodore, and more. Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 30 min
    Buying Low-Tops, Selling High-Tops: Stock X’s, Deena Bahri

    Buying Low-Tops, Selling High-Tops: Stock X’s, Deena Bahri

    Deena Bahri is the Chief Marketing Officer of Stock X, the online marketplace that has turned resales of consumer goods into highly valued business by creating a ‘stock market of things.’ Since its creation, Stock X has skyrocketed from being a young startup to a beloved brand for customers who want to buy, sell and discover products they covet. We talk about: the convergence between the contenders and the incumbents, Stock X’s concept of the initial product offering (IPO), the cultural marketing team’s method of seeking out collaborations around product creations, storytelling in culturally relevant ways, and more. Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 33 min
    The Auctioneer: Doyle’s CEO and Vice Chairman, Laura Doyle

    The Auctioneer: Doyle’s CEO and Vice Chairman, Laura Doyle

    Laura Doyle is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Doyle Auction House, one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations, rare books, and a variety of specialty categories. Following in her father’s footsteps, Laura has been deeply ingrained in the auction world since her youth and now assumes the lead in a digital age. We talk about: the auction house’s role in the discovery and education for both buyers and dealers, the commitment to personal touch, Hayloft’s fresh take on the auction model, the creation of an ever-expanding network of international buyers, and more. Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 37 min
    The Media Mind, Author, and Globetrotter: Hearst’s, Michael Clinton

    The Media Mind, Author, and Globetrotter: Hearst’s, Michael Clinton

    Michael Clinton is the Senior Media Advisor to the CEO of The Hearst Corporation, a leading global media company with assets which span from television networks and magazines to newspapers and emerging digital entertainment companies. Throughout his 40-year career in this space, Michael has brought ongoing leadership and critical knowledge to the media industry and continues to align the business with the ways consumers consume quality content today. We talk about: how the media industry is adapting to the current climate, the importance of trustworthy quality content producers, the creation of strong brand stories, his adventures traveling the world, and more. Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 35 min
    Brands x Better: Knot Standard’s CEO, John Ballay, Dagne Dover’s Founder and CEO, Melissa Mash, and Rhone’s CEO and Co-Founder, Nate Checketts

    Brands x Better: Knot Standard’s CEO, John Ballay, Dagne Dover’s Founder and CEO, Melissa Mash, and Rhone’s CEO and Co-Founder, Nate Checketts

    John Ballay, the CEO of Knot Standard, Melissa Mash, the Founder and CEO of Dagne Dover, and Nate Checketts, the CEO and Co-Founder of Rhone recently started an initiative called Brands x Better, a group of 27 brands that are united in an effort to raise awareness and funds for various charities that are helping the COVID-19 crisis. We talk about: how the digitally native leaders and the fashion industry as a whole are reacting to the crisis, the changes and innovation that will emerge from this uncertain time, how this initiative pledges to pay it forward to those on the front lines, and more. To learn more about Brands x Better, please visit their website. Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

    • 32 min
    The Nomadic Retailer: Cynthia Rowley’s CEO, Allie Egan

    The Nomadic Retailer: Cynthia Rowley’s CEO, Allie Egan

    Allie Egan is the CEO of Cynthia Rowley, a leading global lifestyle brand built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure. Since joining Cynthia Rowley, Allie has not only headed the brand’s switch to becoming digital-first through e-commerce, retail, and wholesale, but has also carried over the spontaneous spirit of the brand via innovative approaches to sustainability, marketing, and consumer experiences. We talk about: the power of technology and a digital-first approach within the brand, the open showroom and nomadic retail concept, causes the brand stands behind, the power of brand storytelling through collaborations, and more. Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 35 min

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