Ryan Ringholz
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.

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Jonathan Spier

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.

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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.



speaking platform.

Conversational Commerce and Social Influencing

Building a Next-Gen Company

Shaping the Future of Retail

Solving Problems Through Design



speaking opportunities secured

Shoptalk: 2018

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