Join Dealmaker LA for a special event with Susan Feldman, Co-founder of One Kings Lane.
Tuesday July 17, 2012
6:00PM - 9:00PM
In the past three years, One Kings Lane has grown from a bootstrapped startup to $200M in revenue, registered five million users, and hired 250 full time employees. That's astounding success, and they're continuing to dominate and lead the innovation in the home/lifestyle ecommerce industry.
Come this month and hear first-hand how this once small startup grew into a massive online darling. Susan Feldman, co-founder and chief merchandising officer of One Kings Lane will walk us through how she managed the massive growth, the challenges they overcame, and her amazing personal path to becoming an entrepreneur.
Susan will share with us:
- Turning a passion into a business
- The challenges and risks encountered
- Building a customer base and fostering community and loyalty
- Managing and scaling a rapidly growing business.
Susan Feldman, Co-Founder, Chief Merchandising Officer
In addition to overseeing all buying and merchandising, Susan travels the world with leading tastemakers to bring exciting and unique products to customers through the company's specialized sales. Prior to One Kings Lane, Susan held various senior positions in the apparel industry, including vice president of sales at Polo Jeans and president of sales at Lauren Ralph Lauren Sleepwear. Susan has also held executive positions at Warnaco/Authentic Fitness Corp., Ralph Lauren Swimwear, Liz Claiborne, and Cole of California. A native New Yorker, she received her MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and her BA from Stanford University.
Andrea Chang will be interviewing Susan.
Andrea Chang is a technology reporter at the Los Angeles Times, covering start-ups, the local tech scene, e-commerce, Amazon and Hewlett-Packard. She joined the Times in 2007 and covered the retail industry for three years. Andrea graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. She grew up in Cupertino, Calif., a little-known Bay Area city before the launch of the iPod, and has written for the San Jose Mercury News, the Oregonian and the St. Petersburg Times.
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