NRF 2024: A Discussion with Casper Sleep & Brooklinen
Passing the Baton: Traditional Retail Execs Take the Reins at Digitally Native Brands
Monday, January 15, 2024 | 12:10PM–12:40PM EST | Javits North, Level 4, Rithum Stage
Direct to consumer startups have infused the retail arena with innovative ideas and creative passion. But what happens when the pace of expansion and the myriad challenge of a burgeoning business move beyond their proficiency?
Several founder-led brands have welcomed seasoned retail veterans into the corner office. This session explores the experiences of two retail executives who have built long careers in traditional retail and are applying their expertise to spark next-level growth and profitability.
- Melissa Repko, Retail and Consumer Reporter, CNBC (Moderator)
- Emilie Arel, President and CEO, Casper Sleep
- Billy May, CEO, Brooklinen
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