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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 – NEW YORK, we’ve regrouped mentors from various areas of expertise including buying, distribution, e-commerce, sales, marketing, finance and technology. Discover our roster of mentors below, and then complete our APPLICATION FORM by September 16th 2022 to apply to be part of the program.

MEET OUR MENTORS

Ashley Schapiro

Ashley Schapiro

VP Marketing, Media, Performance & Engagement

AMERICAN EAGLE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…Always Iced Tea or Martini no olives. Rioja in Winter and Sancerre in summer.

MANTRA: If you aren’t actually saving lives- then remember you aren’t actually saving lives.

Avia Yudalevich

Avia Yudalevich

Chief Financial Officer

INTRINSIC BRAND, INC. 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of wine and a Jazz Guitar music.

MANTRA: Get what you focus on, be playful, thoughtful and strive to be better.

Beril Yildiz

Beril Yildiz

VP Americas Finance, Corporate Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

REVLON

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… morning coffee and a walk in the park.

MANTRA: Believe in Miracles!

Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson

Builder | Grower | Fixer | Converting Change

MC2 DAO, CREDIT SAINT

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… an espresso.

MANTRA: Success means falling sometimes and getting back up. 

Crystal Panchano

Crystal Panchano

Executive Director/Global Brand Quality

THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…Cafecito tinto!

MANTRA: Be kind and get it done!

David Denker

David Denker

Senior Director Franchise and International Development

THE VITAMIN SHOPPE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a double espresso or specialty cocktail.

MANTRA: “Follow your dreams, they know the way.” — Kobe Yamada

Doreen Arbel

Doreen Arbel

General Manager North America

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a nice glass of Bordeaux or a nice espresso with Jazz music in the background

MANTRA: Work Hard! Play Harder

Emilie Valencia

Emilie Valencia

Director, International Business Development

ORVEON GLOBAL (Laura Mercier, bareMinerals, Buxom)

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…tea, in person or remote.

MANTRA: You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Elizabeth Preis

Elizabeth Preis

CMO

ANTHROPOLOGIE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…daytime latte or evening prosecco.

MANTRA: Think monumental over incremental. And then execute one step at a time.

Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker

SVP Direct Sales

PELOTON

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER...a matcha while walking around the amazing streets of NYC.

MANTRA: Set your team up with the best tools for success and watch them shine.

Jill Hatton

Jill Hatton

Former Division Vice President of Sales and Planning

MICHAEL KORS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER...a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

MANTRA: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams”. – Henry David Thoreau

Leala Francis

Leala Francis

Global Head of Workshop Experience Design, Learning & Development

WEIGHT WATCHERS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER...a coffee and a walk.  

MANTRA:When passion becomes a career, you don’t just excel, you become unstoppable.

Luis Freitas

Luis Freitas

Senior Director Strategy and Transformation

HENNESSY USA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…coffee or a beer!

MANTRA: Empathy over Power.

Marc Benitez

Marc Benitez

President

CENTURY 21 STORES

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…coffee – in person or remote

MANTRA: Diversification is the key to success! Be Relentlessly results driven

Marc Stolz

Marc Stolz

Partner, Development Manager EMEA

DoiT INTERNATIONAL

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…an espresso in the morning and wine in the evening!

MANTRA: Calm is contagious 

Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert

Former Executive Vice President - Product Development Kohl's | Founder

LUMIN-US, A start up non-profit mental wealth organization

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… coffee.

MANTRA: “Be curious, not judgmental” – Ted Lasso

Nadine Heubel

Nadine Heubel

Senior Managing Director, Travel Retail North America

HARPER DENNIS HOBBS

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.

Peter Malachi

Peter Malachi

Senior Vice President, Communications

HERMES USA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…lunch at any of New York City’s great restaurants.

MANTRA: Work hard & be nice to people.

Rob Garrett Smith

Rob Garrett Smith

CEO/Founder

THE PHLUID PROJECT/GET PHLUID/THE PHLUID PHOUNDATION

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…drinks (any kind) the importance of inclusive language, how to create a better world, take power away from the bad guys, and ask “how can I support you”? Sometimes I get a little heavy.

MANTRA: Lean into the uncomfortable. You never fully learn unto you surround yourself by those that are different than you. Ultimately, we’re all the same.

Sarah Lubas

Sarah Lubas

Vice President, Wholesale and 3rd Party Digital

BURBERRY

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

MANTRA: Say yes to new adventures.

Thane Calder

Thane Calder

altavia.cloudraker

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…kombucha.

MANTRA: Dare to fail.

THE MENTORO PROGRAM IS…
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