What’s the best part of your job?

Two aspects that I consider to be the best part of my job are the amazing people I meet—entrepreneurs, leaders, technologists, professors, retailers, students—and the opportunity to bring people from different parts of the retail ecosystem together to address industry problems.

What inspires your leadership approach?

I’m inspired by the opportunity to transform the industry and the first movers who are leveraging this opportunity to deliver new disruptive ideas that challenge the status quo. We live in a period of emerging technology, creativity, entrepreneurship and learning. The ambiguity, complexity and amount of change energizes my passion for retail. It signals endless possibilities to shape the future of this industry. My approach is to identify synergies and create spaces that foster meaningful dialogue, enabling great minds to innovate and use their unique talents for positive change.

What do you cherish most about being a part of the industry?

The energy in this industry is amazing.