Founder & Chief Designer
Ryan is an internationally recognized brand expert and designer. As Lead Designer at Puma, he launched the $1B+ lifestyle division. He then went to Diesel, growing footwear to over $300M, and subsequently UGG, where he created the strategic plan that grew the business from $250M to $1B in 5 years. He has also launched his own men’s footwear line and consulted for dozens of the world’s best brands.
Jonathan is a 15-year startup veteran. Most recently, he was Co-founder and CEO of NetBase, a leading provider of social media marketing solutions to blu-chip customers like Coca-Cola, JD Power and SAP. Jonathan is an alumnus of HBS and, prior to joining PLAE, served as an EIR at Altos Ventures where he mentored and advised numerous CEOs.
1. Raise PLAE’s profile as a next-gen retail company.
2. Become pioneers in Retail and next-gen Design.
3. Expand visibility to Business, Tech, and Design world.
Conversational Commerce and Social Influencing
Building a Next-Gen Company
Shaping the Future of Retail
Solving Problems Through Design
speaking opportunities secured
Millennial 20/20 London: 2018
Next Generation Customer Experience (NGCX) Conference: 2018
Social Media Strategies Summit (SMSS), SF: 2017
Next Great Consumer Brands (NGCB): 2017
HBS Retail and Luxury Goods: 2017
13th Annual Customer Experience Conference: 2017
Customer Relationship Management Conference (CRMC): 2017
Millennial 20/20: 2017
Venture Beat Webinar: Instant Messaging: 2017
Wharton Retail East Summit: 2017
Masterclassing SF: 2017
Consumer Engagement: 2017
Social Media Marketing World: 2017
IDSA International Design Conference: 2017
Digiday Retail Summit: 2017
SF Design Week: 2017
Design Gurus Summit: 2017
Future Stores: 2017
Wharton Retail West: 2017