Expert in growth and innovation of retail businesses. Former Marketing Senior Executive for Mattel, Gillette, and Levi Strauss
Maureen Conners, CEO of Conners Consulting, has an outstanding career on international brand creation. She was an appointed board member of Deckers, Gillette, Levi’s and Mattel. While serving at Deckers, the company experienced an unmatched growth as it established more than 100 retail stores and Fortune named it one of the 2007 Top 100 Companies with the Fastest Growth Rate.
Conners is an expert on innovation and the use of new technologies in global corporate growth. A visionary leader, she has helped to create international brands by increasing the company’s value and leading them towards sustainable, profitable growth through innovative marketing strategies. Maureen Conners advises CEOs and boards on global strategy and the use of new technologies to increase profit.
Her main focus is the implementation of technology strategies in lifestyle brands, helping companies to create alliances and products with retail, consumption and tech companies. Conners is a mentor at Plug and Play, a technology accelerator for retailers and brands.
Maureen Conners is an appointed member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Corporate Directors Club, the Institute of Management Consultants, Sierra Angels and Venture Capital-Private Equity Roundtable. She has formerly been a member of the advisory boards of several start-ups and non-profit organizations. Moreover, she has also served in the board of directors of the Fashion Incubator SF, NACD of Northern California and Smithsonian Libraries.
In her conferences, Maureen talks about shopping VR, new generation retail trends, retail ecosystem building and the implications of disruptive technologies.
High Commissioner for the Spain Brand (Marca España). Vice-president of Inditex (2005-2012)
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Global Head of Market Expansion & Internationalisation Strategy at Amazon
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market
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