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
VP Marketing, Media, Performance & Engagement
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.
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.
SVP Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller
INTERNATIONAL FLABORS & FRAGRANCES INC.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… morning coffee and a walk in the park.
MANTRA: Believe in Miracles!
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.
Executive Director/Global Brand Quality
THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…Cafecito tinto!
MANTRA: Be kind and get it done!
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
General Manager North America
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
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.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…daytime latte or evening prosecco.
MANTRA: Think monumental over incremental. And then execute one step at a time.
SVP Direct Sales
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.
Former Division Vice President of Sales and Planning
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
Global Head of Workshop Experience Design, Learning & Development
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER...a coffee and a walk.
MANTRA:When passion becomes a career, you don’t just excel, you become unstoppable.
Senior Director Strategy and Transformation
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…coffee or a beer!
MANTRA: Empathy over Power.
CENTURY 21 STORES
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…coffee – in person or remote
MANTRA: Diversification is the key to success! Be Relentlessly results driven
Partner, Development Manager EMEA
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…an espresso in the morning and wine in the evening!
MANTRA: Calm is contagious
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
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.
Senior Vice President, Communications
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
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.
Vice President, Wholesale and 3rd Party Digital
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…coffee or Spritz… I love both 😊
MANTRA: Say yes to new adventures.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…kombucha.
MANTRA: Dare to fail.