Jason Smith is a passionate retail leader committed to growing dynamic and enthusiastic cultures, teams and companies. A veteran of retail, Jason first fell in love with the consumer game when he joined one of the original dot.com retailers "eToys" in the late 90's. Over the last 20 years, Jason has held leadership positions across sales, operations, strategy and merchandising having worked for Trunk Club, Conair, eToys, and General Electric. Jason most recently served as Vice President of Merchandising & Sales at Trunk Club, the pioneer of the assisted-commerce model that was acquired by Nordstrom in 2014. Jason was a member of the original founding executive team at Trunk Club, and during his six-year tenure with the company, Jason touched all functional areas of the revolutionary retail service. Jason is the father of a five year old boy and a one year old girl - both of whom are excited to start sporting the latest Mac & Mia looks.
Introduction to the Chicago Startup Community
This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Chicago.