THC-Logos-Rings-25.png
 

Ember Mentors are the foundation of our ecosystem.  250 proven experts with diverse leadership experiences that dedicate their time to our companies and community.

 

we have the pleasure of working with exceptionally talentED industry experts including:


Tarik Abbas
Partner
Interplay

Tushar Adya
President & COO
Dylan's Candy Bar

Julie Agostini
CMO
Dig Inn

Steven Alan
Founder & CEO
Steven Alan

Alfonso Alanis-Cue
VP Business Strategy
MP & Silva

David Altman
Chief Executive Officer
OmniChannel

Kyle Andrew
EVP & CMO
American Eagle 

Erin Armendinger
VP of People Team
Walmart

Greg Arrese
Founder
Ride Ventures

Lee Assoulin
President
Stonecutter

Nigel Austin
General Counsel
Austin Law PLLC

Opala Avdiu
Partner
WLT Advisors

Amanda Baldwin
President
SuperGoop

Chitra Balireddi
Head of Retail Ops
Chanel

Jason Balmes
Retail Development
Consultant

Elaine Barsoom
Head of Biz Dev
Luxury Retreats

Aaron Battista
CEO
Bridges General

Conor Begley
Co-Founder & CEO
Tribe Dynamics

Rodger Berman
Co-CEO
Rachel Zoe, Inc.

Tina Bhojwani
Founder
GLC llc

Scott Birnbaum
Founder
Red Sea Ventures

Paul Blum
Co-Founder
The Ember Group

Adam Bolden
Co-Owner
Blend Management

Mark Bouckley
CFO
88 Acrews

Vincent Bourzeix
Founder
SGS Agency

Joan Boyd
President
Marginista

Alex Brick
Senior Advisor
Swan Legend

Glen Ellen Brown
Co-Founder
The Ember Group

Rachel Bryan
VP of Marketing
Intercos

Kat Burrows
VP of Merchandising Altuzarra

Burak Cakmak
Dean, School of Fashion
Parsons

Theresa Canning Zast
Chief Creative Officer
Rockets of Awesome

June Carlin
Sr. Category Manager
Amazon

Dan Castle
Managing Director
Martha Stewart

Michele Cerwin
Principal
mCerwin Consulting

Clyde Chang
 Director Digital
Nike

Elaine Chang
President
Tibi

Hochin Chung
VP of Planning
Anne Klein

Alexandra Clark
Founder
CLARK INK

Marc Cooper
CEO
PJ Solomon

Denise Danuloff
Head of Knits
Karl Lagerfeld

Emily Davis
Executive Director
Vanity Fair

Andrew Deitchman
Co-Founder & CEO
The New Stand

Gabrielle de Papp
Head of Global Comm.
David Yurman

Christopher Desmarais
Managing Director
Gabelli Funds

Brian Detwiler
Partner
JAB Brands

Sandrine Deveaux
MD, Store of the Future
FarFetch

Alison Devine Bardeen
Founder
Alison Devine Consulting

Cody DeWitt
Sr. Sales Director
Converse/Nike

Lauralynn Drury
Director of Technology
Faherty

Pam Ellison
VP of Digital
Rodan + Fields

Brooke Erdos Singer
Partner
Davis & Gilbert LP

Mathew Farkash
Co-Founder
Blueprint Health

Sabine Feldmann
President
KTP Advisors

Javier Fernandez
Engagement Lead
Facebook/Building 8

Jeffery Fowler
President, North America
FarFetch

Ron Frasch
Operating Partner
Castanea Partners

Gary Freedman
Co-Founder
Citizens of Humanity

Mark Friedman
President
Details Interactive LLC

Scott Friend
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures

Seth Gaffney
Co-Founder & CSO
Preacher

Victoria Garcia
Advisor/Brand Builder
Independent Consultant

Sandra Gattozzi
VP of New Biz. Dev.
West Elm

Nilou Ghazizadeh
Product Manager
WeWork

Flore Gimello
Vice President
PJ Solomon

Mort Greenberg
SVP Advertising Sales
Sightline Media

Nathaniel Greenberg
CFO
Dana-co LLC

Janet Gurwitch
Operating Partner
Castenea Partners

Brian Guttman
Founder/Investor
Jeremy Argyle

Tom Handley
Professor
Parsons

Cuan Hanly
VP of Design
Target

Peter Hardigan
Managing Director
Navigant IP

Fran Hauser
Former President, Digital
Time Inc.

Ken Heintz
AVP of Finance & Ops
Victoria Secret Beauty

Lewis Hopkins
VP & DMM
Saks Fifth Avenue

Erik Huberman
Founder & CEO
Hawke Media

Richard Jaffe
Advisor
Next Gen

Jeffrey Joss
Founder
Mojo Product Design

Caroline Jung
Senior Product Owner
Adidas

Matt Kaden
Managing Director
MMG Advisors, Inc.

Laith Kalamchi
SVP Omnichannel Retail
John Hardy

Jodi Kaplan
VP of Non-Apparel
Moda Operandi

Mike Karam
Chief Strategy Officer
Laird & Partners

Maryli Karske
Former Head Cust. Serv.
Burberry

Colleen Kelly
CEO
Alex Apparel

Amit Khanna
General Counsel
Knotel

Richard Khawam
Group Sr. Credit Officer
Barclays

Jessica Kia
Co-Founder & MD
RJK Project

Raman Kia
Co-Founder & CEO
RJK Project

Alice Kim
Advisor
Kendall & Kylie

Kelly Kovack
Founder & CEO
BeautyMatter

Rachel Kraus
VP of Marketing
Westfield

Bill Kunz
Consultant
Kunz Consulting Services

Vejay Lalla
Partner
Fenwick & West LLP

David Lamer
Founder & CEO
CORE Brand Advisors

Yvonne Lau
SVP of Corp. Dev.
Li & Fung Limited

Deb Lee
Partnerships
Public School

Cathy Leonhardt
Managing Director
PJ Solomon

Giovanni Lepori
Former President, NA
Acqua di Parma

Nir Liberboim
Founder & Partner
DGNL Ventures

Frank Lin
Managing Partner
Silas Capital

Vanessa Liu
VP
SAP.iO

Jason Luther
Head of Product
RetailNext

Scott Lux
VP eCommerce
Intermix

Anushri Mainthia
Director, Marketing, 
DVF

Suchit Majmudar
Chairman
Sundays Spirits

Elenor Mak
Head of Innovation Team
Target

Sabrina M. Peterson
Founder
Pure Growth Partners

Rikin Mantri
Media &  Technology
Monitor Deloitte

Will McClelland
Co-Founder & Partner
Elizabeth St. Ventures

Ben McCown
Principal
Mountaingate Capital

Amy McDowell
Former VP of Digital
Bauble Bar

Rachna Mehra
U.S. Sales Director
BESTSELLER

Anish Melwani
Chairman & CEO, NA
LVMH Inc.

Laura Meyer
Founder
Envision Horizons

Fred Michaels
Brand Manager
Unilever

Buxton Midyette
VP Marketing & Promos
Supima

Daniel Miller
Managing Director
Gabelli Funds

Evan Minskoff
Head of Brand
Tumblr

Andrew Mitchell
Founder
Brand Foundry

Lee Mlotek
Director
Monomoy Capital

Erin Moennich
CEO
Giggle

Christina Montero
Senior Director
NationSwell

John Morgan
Senior Research
Amway

Matt Nastos
CEO
Maison Mrkt

Kenneth Natori
President
The Natori Company

Wendy Nunnelley
Global SVP, Rev Mgmt
Diageo

Nnamdi Okike
Co-Founder & Partner
645 Ventures

Jane Page
COO
Tanya Taylor

Christine Park
Co-Founder
Sailo and CP Consulting

Eunice Park
E-Commerce
Rag & Bone

James Park
SVP, Sales & Education
FARMACY BEAUTY

Devin Pedzwater
Editor at Large
Vanity Fair Italia

Lauren Perkins
Founder & CEO
Perks Consulting

Andy Person
Founder & CEO
Baboon

Ken Pilot
Senior Advisor
Beanstalk Ventures

Kristin Pisarcik
Founder
Minted Media

Regina Pitaro
Managing Director
Gabelli Funds

Lance Podell
Head of YouTube Spaces
YouTube

Wittney Rachlin
VP of Growth Ops
Prudential Financial

David Reid
President & CFO
Boll & Branch

Daniel Rosenberg
COO
Represent

Mary Rynarzewski
Omni Buyer Dresses
Bloomingdale's

Peter Sachse
Chief Growth Officer
Macy's

Mary Salom Lugones
Director of Merch.
Chewy

Michael Sampson
CEO
Kate Somerville

Sandie Samuells
Former President
Sergio Rossi

Netysha Santos
Strategic Partnerships
Google

Johanna Saum
VP of Creative Marketing
Anne Klein

Jonathan Saven
CEO
A.L.C.

Jennifer Scruggs
Founder
Scruggs Consulting

Sapna Shah
Founder & Principal
Red Giraffe Advisors

Sumeet Shah
VC in Residence
Galvanize

Shruti Shibulal
Investor
Angel Investor

Sandra Shih
Senior Consultant
The Medici Group

Bobby Singh
SVP & Head of Digital
BET Networks/Viacom

Neeta Singh
COO
Activant Capital Group

Allison Slater Ray
SVP of Marketing
IT Cosmetics

John Smith
Partner
AEA Investors

Rob Smith
Founder & CEO
The Phluid Project

Sasha Sosnovskaya
Corp. Dev. GM
Li & Fung Limited

Doug Stern
Investor
Family Office

Jillian Straus
Principal
Straus Strategic

Michael Student
Counsel
Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Alysa Teichman
VP of Biz Dev
YLANG23

Elle Thompson
Owner/Advisor
Solve, LLC

John Thorbeck
Founder
Chainge Capital

Brian Thorne
Partner
Silas Capital

Ron Thurston
VP of Stores
INTERMIX

Brooks Tietjen
President & CEO
Onward Luxury Group 

Ilan Tito
Partner
Chameleon Collective

Luke Tubergen
Co-Founder & Partner
The Ember Fund

Kate Twist
SVP & CDO
Xcel Brands

April Uchitel
CEO
Violet Grey

Carlos V. Cruz
Director
Gap Inc.

Vishal Vakharia
Director of Talent
JOOR

Sindhya Valloppillil
Co-Founder & CEO
SkinGenie

David Van Zandt
President
The New School

Ian Velardi
Head of NYC Design Lab
Lands' End

Vik Venkatraman
Managing Director
Startupbootcamp

Cristina Ventura
Chief Catalyst Officer
Lane Crawford

Sharleen Villagra
DMM of US Home
Amazon

Shiva Viswanathan
Managing Director
Northwood Investors

Kim Walls
Global GM
Lime Crime Cosmetics

Roya Weiner
Executive Director
Glossier

Carter Weiss
Partner
Silas Capital

David Wertheimer
VP of Digital
Gartner

Jennifer Wexler
Co-Founder
Tailwind

Allie Wightman
COO
FEIT

Amy Williams
CEO
Citizens of Humanity

Zak Williams
Director of Biz Dev
Conde Nast

Pam Wolf
Founder
New York Kids Club

Rachel (Wolkowitz) Mack
Co-Founder & CEO
Digital Matter

Nadia Yousif
Brand Strategist
Cosmetic Projects

Audrey Anna Yu
Managing Partner
SSG New York

Biz Zast
VP of Global Marketing
Anne Klein

David Zolot
Principal
Neuberger Berman

Daniel Zweben
Executive Director
Moelis & Company