Less than ten years ago, it seemed inconceivable that consumers would buy a couch, bananas, or shoes sight unseen. Yet today, consumers motivated by convenience are purchasing these items online in droves. E-commerce companies are not just competing on faster delivery promises; they are also adopting solutions from at-home try-ons to augmented reality to enhanced mobile purchasing in order to drive profound convenience for the customer.
JAKE STEWART is the Head of US eCommerce Sales for the Kraft Heinz Company. He is focused on accelerating growth of the US eCommerce sales organization and leveraging the power of technology and the great KHC brands to develop time-saving solutions for the American family. Jake recently joined Kraft Heinz after past roles with both Amazon and The Home Depot. He is passionate about innovating on behalf of the customer and developing talent. Jake has his MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BE from the University of Michigan.
ELYSE BURACK is the Head of Integrated Marketing and Brand at Boxed. In this role, Elyse oversees the creative, content and brand team, connecting various initiatives across strategic growth pillars for the organization to ensure all marketing programs are supporting larger business goals within the company.
Prior to Boxed, Elyse was Senior Strategist at Interbrand leading initiatives for clients across sectors including AT&T, UPS, YP (formerly the Yellow Pages) and Pfizer. Elyse started her career in market research at CTPartners and then Coleman Research Group.
CHRISTOPH STARK is the Vice President of Supply Chain North America at Wayfair. Prior to joining Wayfair, Christoph was responsible for the online grocery business of Kaufland, the hypermarket branch of the Schwarz Group, Europe’s largest retailer. Previously, he was Vice President Logistics of European pure play online fashion retailer Zalando, where he built an asset-based fulfillment network spanning 15 European countries. Christoph has worked with McKinsey’s Operations practice in Europe for 5 years and holds a PhD in Operations Research as well as a Master’s degree in Business.