Tory Burch, CEO & Designer, Tory Burch, shares how she uses design thinking for entrepreneurship. Burch is conversation with Miles S. Nadal, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, MDC Partners.
Tory Burch is CEO and designer of the luxury lifestyle brand Tory Burch, which she launched in 2004 as a retail concept with multiple product categories. The collection is available at 67 boutiques, online, and in more than 1,000 select department and specialty stores worldwide. Burch has received recognition from the fashion industry, including being named Accessory Designer of the Year in 2008 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Glamour’s 2011 Woman of the Year award. In 2010, she was named one of Forbes magazine’s Most Powerful Women in the World. An avid philanthropist, Burch is on the board of the CFDA, the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Startup America Partnership, and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In 2009, she launched the Tory Burch Foundation to empower women and families through microfinance and mentoring in the United States.
Miles S. Nadal
Miles Nadal is the founder and Chairman of MDC Partners, one of the world’s largest marketing and communications networks, whose more than 50 holdings include Crispin Porter + Bogusky, kbs+, Anomaly, 72andSunny, and Bruce Mau Design. The Canadian-born entrepreneur started his first company at age 22. In 1997 he founded First Asset Management in Toronto, with more than $35 billion in funds under management; two years later he was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in services. An active member of the Marketing 50, the Global 50, and the G100, Nadal is also a leading philanthropist. He has built and revitalized many facilities for underprivileged youth, health care, and research, including the Miles and Kelly Nadal Laboratory for Molecular Genetics at Israel’s Weizmann Institute. He frequently lectures in schools, universities, and business schools and has established numerous scholarships for students striving to become the entrepreneurs of the future.