Session Information

Tuesday, May 17th, 4:30–4:45pm

Fireside Chat Series: New Retail Business Models

Katrina Lake
Founder & CEO, Stitch Fix
Inspired by the opportunity to create a truly personalized shopping experience by blending the best of the brick and mortar retail experience with an innovative approach to data and technology, Katrina founded Stitch Fix while she was a student at Harvard Business School. Since 2011, Katrina hired a world-class executive team with experience from major companies including Netflix,, Nike and lululemon, and has grown the company to over 1,500 employees across the country.

Prior to founding Stitch Fix, Katrina honed her skill set at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology at social commerce company Polyvore and consulted with a variety of e-commerce and traditional retailers during her time at The Parthenon Group. She also invested in and worked with dozens of entrepreneurs and start-ups at Leader Ventures.

Katrina holds a B.S. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.