Welcome to Direct Currents
Although its flagship brands have dismantled and rebuilt entire sectors of the global economy, the DTC revolution is still in its infancy. We’re all learning as we go.
DTC brands are more connected to each other than in any other industry we know. It’s nevertheless important to bring that conversation to a broader audience so that we, as a community, can continue to innovate on product, convenience, and price.
Direct Currents is a private, invite-only event for DTC practitioners. If you’d like to join us, please drop us a line.
- Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30–9pm
- AWS Loft Soho, New York City
Direct Currents is a short, single-track event for a small group of DTC practitioners. The emphasis is on conversation rather than presentation.
- Keynote and panel
- More conversation
Maria Molland — CEO at THINX
Maria Molland Selby is the CEO of Thinx, the feminine hygiene company behind the eponymous leak-proof underwear brand. Maria has over 22 years of experience in the development and management of marketplace, e-commerce, digital media, and technology businesses. She brings broad, international experience and experience scaling different sized companies, from small teams to hundreds of people.
In past roles, Maria was an advisor to eBay’s CEO as well as Chief European Officer at Fab.com. Prior to Fab, Maria held global executive roles at corporations like Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones, Yahoo, and Disney. Maria received her BA in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Northwestern University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mark Chou — VP International at Away
Mark joined Away as employee #3 and served as VP, Growth Marketing & E-Commerce from 2016 through early 2019. He now oversees the company’s expansion into Canada, Europe, Australia, and Greater China.
Alex Kubo — Head of Intelligence at Burrow
Alex joined Burrow just before its launch in 2017 and oversaw all of the company’s growth initiatives. As Head of Intelligence, he brings a data-first approach to Burrow’s innovation, product development, and strategic marketing initiatives.
Brian Magida — Director of Performance Marketing at Warby Parker
Brian has an extensive background in marketing operations and analytics. Since joining Warby Parker in 2010, he quickly rose to oversee all of the company’s performance-based marketing initiatives.
Aditi Sangal, moderator — Journalist at Digiday
Aditi is an international journalist, who currently works at Digiday, focusing on the business of media, marketing, and retail. Previously, she worked with the CNN Political Unit after graduating from Columbia Journalism School.
Nick Stafford — Co-founder at Belay and former COO at Leesa Sleep
In 2019, Nick co-founded Belay - a marketing and development agency for DTC brands. Most recently Nick was the COO of Leesa Sleep, where he led day to day operations including marketing, design, SEO, technology, product management, and customer experience
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