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Evolve 2019: Retail Reimagined

February 22, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The retail industry has undergone a period of rapid transformation as changing consumer expectations and market forces have created new challenges and exciting opportunities for the industry. The 2019 Evolve Conference, “Retail Reimagined,” will bring together industry professionals, disruptors, entrepreneurs and academics for a daylong discussion on how retailers are envisioning the future of the industry and the strategies that companies are employing to survive and thrive in this new era of retail.

Topics covered include omnichannel consumer experience strategy, bridging the gap between physical and brick-and-mortar retail, new retail technology, social impact in supply chain and direct-to-consumer engagement strategies.



Terry Boyle

Terry Boyle

President, and Trunk Club

John Coletta ('00)

Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Interim President of Retail Peet’s Coffee

Jake Kassan

CEO & Co-Founder
MVMT Watches

Tom Montgomery

Co-founder & Chief Digital Officer

Katie Rosen Kitchens

Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Andy Solomon

Andy Solomon ('92)

Sole Society


Panel Speakers


Stephanie Cocumelli

VP, Direct to Consumer, Retail

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Barry De Vilbiss

VP, Merchandising
Oakland Raiders

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Luke Droulez

Parachute Home

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Frank Freeman

Senior Director, Digital Disruption

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phil irvine

Phil Irvine

Director of CRM
The Bouqs Company

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Mallory McMahon

Mallory McMahon

Manager of Research and Innovation
The Honest Company

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Allison Moss

type:A Deodorant

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Kelsie Pelletier

Senior Brand Manager

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Jenise Steverding

Jenise Steverding

Chief Impact Officer
Gifts for Good

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Five Reasons to Attend the Evolve Conference:
  1. Make new business connections at the West Coast’s only MBA-driven retail conference.
  2. Face time with fellow MBA students and industry professionals.
  3. Interactive panel discussions exploring the latest industry advancements.
  4. Hear from keynote speaker John Coletta ('00), President Retail/Chief Financial & Strategy Officer of Peet's Coffee.
  5. Industry titans and entrepreneurs will offer valuable lessons on keeping your business moving forward.


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