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THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Mentoro is all about creating connections. Often, we target the re industry as an ideal environment for our career, but simply need some guidance to better understand the opportunities the industry can offer. Sometimes you just need to have a conversation – a cup of COFFEE – with more seasoned professionals to hear about their background and experiences.

In this FUTURE OF RETAIL COHORT – MIAMI, we’ve regrouped mentors from various industries and areas of expertise including buying, distribution, design, e-commerce, sales, marketing, finance and technology.

MENTORS ANNOUNCED: Our roster of mentors will be revealed on August 1st 2024.    

MENTEE APPLICATIONS: Applications open on August 15th 2024.

MEET OUR MENTORS

Alexandre Venturino

Alexandre Venturino

Chief Operating Officer

KAT BURKI SKINCARE 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a black espresso.

MANTRA:  “We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus.

Alice Schnellbach

Alice Schnellbach

Vice President Retail Excellence, Miami, Caribbean & Latin America

TIFFANY & CO.

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a vanilla latte.

MANTRA: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

Charly Maltagliatti

Charly Maltagliatti

Pan-Regional Client Partner, Miami

META

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…

MANTRA:   

Christiano Marchesini

Christiano Marchesini

CEO and Co-Founder

E-CONTENT

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a great Pinot Noir during the evening or a well prepared espresso in the morning.

MANTRA: “Always be positive and follow your dreams. Everything needs to be aligned to get there and faith , energy, planning , experiences and vision are key factors for your success.”

Derek Yarbrough

Derek Yarbrough

EVP - Chief Marketing Officer

J.CREW & MADEWELL 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…

MANTRA:  

Elodie Thellier

Elodie Thellier

President, Latin America & Caribbean

BULGARI (LVMH)

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…tea or wine depending on the time.

MANTRA: Stop Wishing Start Doing

Florence Shaffer

Florence Shaffer

CEO

BECOMING

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…tea or coffee. I love both!

MANTRA: Success follows clarity. 

Francois Hourcastagnou

Francois Hourcastagnou

CEO

ALES GROUP USA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…

MANTRA:  

Gabriela Neves

Gabriela Neves

President

FACTORY360

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a mezcal paloma or margarita, really mezcal anything.

MANTRA: “If you want to go fast, go alone – if you want to go far, go together.”

Gueorgui Lago

Gueorgui Lago

District Director

WINN DIXIE STORES INC. 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…  

MANTRA:  

Hemant Kapadia

Hemant Kapadia

CFO

ANAPLAN

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a mezcal paloma or margarita, really mezcal anything.

MANTRA: “If you want to go fast, go alone – if you want to go far, go together.”

Jeremiah Bailey

Jeremiah Bailey

Director of Store Design

STARBUCKS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER

MANTRA:  

Julie Milroy

Julie Milroy

VP Supplier Development and Marketing

SOUTHERN GLAZER’S WINE & SPIRITS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… fine wine.

MANTRA: Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard it. 

Kate Minner

Kate Minner

Chief Marketing Officer

GRENDENE GLOBAL BRANDS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a very chilled and dirty martini!

MANTRA: You can do anything you put your mind to! 

Matilda Kalaveshi

Matilda Kalaveshi

Director of Brands

MANA FASHION SERVICES 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…and over again till we get it right. 

MANTRA: Fail fast and fail forward.

Nadine Heubel

Nadine Heubel

Global Senior Vice-President

REKLAIM

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a coup of oat milk cappuccino in the morning or a nice glass of rose after 6PM.

MANTRA: Everything will be okay in the end, if it is not okay it is not the end.

Natacha Lamour-Nahim

Natacha Lamour-Nahim

President, North America & Caribbean

HUBLOT

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… 

MANTRA:  

Olga Gareeva

Olga Gareeva

Partner & Managing Director, Consumer Products, Strategy & Transformation

ALIXPARTNERS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… tea or wine.

MANTRA: If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough. 

Ruggero Mango

Ruggero Mango

President

GIRARD-PERREGAUX AMERICAS 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER

MANTRA:  

Sarah Lubas

Sarah Lubas

Vice President, Wholesale and US Retail Concessions

BURBERRY

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER …coffee or Spritz… I love both 😊

MANTRA: Say yes to new adventures.

Stephane Barraque

Stephane Barraque

Managing Partner

TIMELESS DISTRIBUTIONS & VP DINH VAN AMERICAS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a nice bottle of Burgundy wine.

MANTRA: The early bird catches the worm!

Tanguy De Buchet

Tanguy De Buchet

Senior Vice-President, International

NEST NEW YORK

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of Red Wine.

MANTRA:Where there is a will, there is a way!

 

Valerie Bihet

Valerie Bihet

Director

THE VIBE AGENCY

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… mojitos or champagne.

MANTRA: Let’s do it!

Veronika Sonsev

Veronika Sonsev

Co-Founder

COMMERCENEXT 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a craft cocktail or mocktail​

MANTRA: “Visibility begets opportunity. Put yourself in a position to be seen.” 

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