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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 • 19 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.

    The Equipment Entrepreneur: CEO & Founder of Gladiator Lacrosse, Rachel Zietz

    The Equipment Entrepreneur: CEO & Founder of Gladiator Lacrosse, Rachel Zietz

    Rachel is the founder of Gladiator Lacrosse, a high-quality sports training equipment line with an affordable price point. Since its inception, the company has maintained profitability without ever compromising the brand’s fundamental intent or consumer promise. Rachel has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., and TIME Magazine, being named one of the 30 most influential teens of 2016.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 26 min
    The Head of a Happy Company: Founder and CEO of Summersalt, Lori Coulter

    The Head of a Happy Company: Founder and CEO of Summersalt, Lori Coulter

    Lori Coulter is the Co-Founder and CEO of Summersalt, a generation-defining lifestyle brand known for its data-backed fit and designer quality products without the designer price tag. Lori and her Co-founder, Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin, launched Summersalt to change the conversation around swimwear and address a true market gap by creating designer swimwear without the designer price tag. Summersalt’s product is data-backed with 1.5 million measurements taken from 10,000 women’s body scans.Since launch, Summersalt has expanded to include adventure-friendly essentials that help make every aspect of a woman's wardrobe more joyful and comfortable—from sleepwear to intimates to activewear. Named one of the Top 100 Upstarts in the world by CNBC and The Lead’s Breakout Company of the Year, the brand has seen exceptional growth and consumer adoption, garnering praise from leading outlets including Vogue, Elle, CNN and Forbes. Lori is passionate about empowering women entrepreneurs and students, and champions inclusive economic development and entrepreneurship!
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 31 min
    The Undaunted Entrepreneur: Founder and CEO of Hint Water, Kara Goldin

    The Undaunted Entrepreneur: Founder and CEO of Hint Water, Kara Goldin

    Kara Goldin is the Founder of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California, one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, WWD Beauty Inc.’s Feel Good Force and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. 
    Kara’s first book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters,was released October 2020 and is now a WSJ and Amazon Best Seller.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer

    • 35 min
    The Boss of Home Fragrance: Founder and CEO of GlassHouse Fragrances, Nicole Eckels

    The Boss of Home Fragrance: Founder and CEO of GlassHouse Fragrances, Nicole Eckels

    Nicole Eckels began her career as a makeup artist and eventually moved into corporate sales. After a stint in San Francisco, Eckels decided she needed a more challenging outlet. In 2006, she flew to Australia where she found her “true calling.” Shopping for bath and body products in a Sydney department store, Eckels was frustrated that she couldn’t find what she was looking for and quickly realized there was a huge gap in the market. A spirited entrepreneur at heart, Glasshouse Fragrances was launched with a spark of imagination and the firm belief in the power of fragrance to transform the everyday.
    Today, Glasshouse Fragrances is a leading brand in the Australian fragrance market and has expanded its product offerings to include eau de parfum, body lotion, shower gel, bar soap, fragrance diffusers and more. Eager to bring her premium brand of electrifying scents to the U.S., Nicole is back in the States and launched Glasshouse Fragrances North America in the summer of 2021. In less than a year, the brand is being showcased in major retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Bloomingdale’s - as well as influential online platforms and independent doors across the country.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 28 min
    The King of Clean: Founder & CEO of The Detox Market, Romain Gaillard

    The King of Clean: Founder & CEO of The Detox Market, Romain Gaillard

    Romain Gaillard was raised in Paris, France by parents who were early adopters of the green living movement. After embarking on a career in tech, a friend’s health battle opened his eyes to the need in the beauty industry for healthier self-care and wellness options. Romain took the leap of faith to switch career paths and pioneer the green beauty movement. Thus the Detox Market was born. The Detox Market curates the purest, most unique and sought-after products, based on three criteria: zero toxicity, highest efficiency and style.
    They are the beauty choice of the new generation: Beauty without toxins, Beauty with expertise, and Beauty with integrity.The Detox Market started in 2010 as a 2-month pop-up curating the best of green beauty and was awarded Best Concept store by WWD. It is now recognized both by press and by customers as one of the foremost North American destinations for green beauty and living.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer

    • 33 min
    The Racing Enthusiast: Founder & CEO of W Series, Catherine Bond Muir

    The Racing Enthusiast: Founder & CEO of W Series, Catherine Bond Muir

    Catherine Bond Muir may not seem the obvious candidate to have founded the world’s first all-female single-seater motor racing championship. A former intellectual property solicitor, in 2000 she moved into corporate finance and spent more than a decade working on sports and gaming deals. W Series, born at Catherine’s dining table, is a free-to-enter championship that provides equal opportunities for women and eliminates the financial barriers that have historically prevented them from progressing to the upper echelons of motorsport.
    By placing all participants in identical cars, the series ensures that talent takes precedence. Since its inaugural season in 2019, W Series has created the greatest number of professional women racing drivers of all time. In 2021, W Series entered a new landmark partnership with Formula 1 and supported the world’s premier motor racing series at seven Grand Prix weekends. This year, W Series will stage 10 races at eight Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends across three continents, including a first-ever race in Asia at the Japanese Grand Prix.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Dan1777999877 ,

Incredible Interviews!

It’s obvious Morty puts extraordinary effort into every single episode of The Safari. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and tactics. Monty finds speakers that truly care about being a positive force in the retail, brand, and consumer spaces, and shares insights that only a true practitioner can unearth. Don't miss it!

AJ Casavant ,

My favorite podcast for retail RE updates during pandemic

Please keep the content coming these are amazing.

ZontheScene ,

Masterclass in all aspects of managing modern consumer businesses

Morty really nails it. His combination of consumer sector knowledge and positive approach brings the most out of his guests. From management, to consumer trends, to life hacks. A must for anyone selling products and services to the consumer.

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