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Friday, June 27 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Future of Fashion Tech Panel

Danielle Drabkin

Chief Sales Officer, Pretty Quick
Danielle graduated from George Washington University and pursued a Finance career while simultaneously getting a part time MBA at DePaul. She inadvertently fell into PrettyQuick through her passion and love for the beauty industry while working in a Private Banking role at Credit Suisse. As Chief Sales Officer at PrettyQuick, she oversees growing the company's merchant base and on-boarding top tier salons... Read More →

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

The Chicago Tribune
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz covers retail for the Chicago Tribune's business section, which she joined after eight years as a features reporter. On the Tribune's lifestyle staff she wrote chiefly about dating and relationships as well as health, home decor, food and travel. Prior to that she wrote features for RedEye, the Tribune's daily tabloid for the 18- to 34-year-old crowd. Alexia also has worked at the Daily Herald, where she... Read More →

Kara Kaplan

Kara spent her early career working as an investment associate at Mesirow Financial and at Angel Street Capital (a boutique private equity and Investment Banking Firm). She then worked in Business Development at ShopTalk, a deal focused aggregator and $30M venture backed start-up delivering a direct marketing voice portal. Her more recent experience included managing the business development at SelectDeck, a multi-million dollar direct... Read More →

Rida Khan

Style TV
Rida Khan founded her company Zee report in 2008 which aimed to provide Fashion Industry news without any subscription costs. Rida recently assumed her role as a CEO of Fashion TV beginning of 2013; Khan does plan on remaining the President of Zee Portal and Zee report, and Chair of the board. Khan still owns around 80% of the company which was recently valued at over 214 million USD. In May of 2014 Rida Khan left Fashion TV to become the... Read More →

Rachel Schostak

After years of working in New York fashion industry and studying Fashion Merchandising & Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Rachel’s career path took her to Chicago where she worked as a Style Specialist at DNA 2050, new concept store. Combining her passions for design and digital innovation, Rachel returned to her native Detroit as a Design Associate & Director of Media for Denise Ilitch Designs. In 2013, with the focus to... Read More →

Nicole Staple

Nicole graduated from Wellesley College and successfully pursued investment banking on the East Coast before catching the startup bug. With a swift move to San Francisco, she joined the market as a venture capital investor, concentrating on technology. The decision to explore business school led the Princeton, NJ native to Kellogg School of Management, where she continued to develop her passion for technology (and skills as a spinning... Read More →

Friday June 27, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654