Tuesday, May 17th, 4:45–5:00pm
Fireside Chat Series: New Retail Business Models
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, REVOLVE Clothing
Mike Karanikolas is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of REVOLVE Clothing, the premier multi-brand retailer of millennial fashion. Mike leads the technology and operations strategy for the REVOLVE brand and has guided the company through a mobile-focused approach to retail. Mike also helped to launch FORWARD by Elyse Walker, the online venue for Walker’s eponymous boutique in the Pacific Palisades, which became a sister site of REVOLVE for customers with an eye for high-end designer fashion. Before founding REVOLVE, Mike was a software engineer at NextStrat, an enterprise software start-up, and co-founded Stratana, an enterprise strategy software company based out of Irvine, CA. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2000 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering, cum laude. Mike lives with his wife and son in Orange County, California. He and co-founder Michael Mente were named 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs Of The Year in the retail category.