Andy Dunn, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bonobos
Jennifer Hyman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Rent the Runway
Evan Clark, Deputy Managing Editor, WWD
Evan Clark is Deputy Editor of Business for WWD.
Andy Dunn is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bonobos.com, an online-only men's apparel brand that launched in 2007. Initially developed around a better-fitting pair of pants conceived by co-founder Brian Spaley, Mr. Dunn's Stanford business school roommate, the company has since expanded into a one-stop shop for men.
Bonobos.com is venture-backed by Accel and Lightspeed and was funded initially by board member Joel Peterson, Chairman of JetBlue.
BBonobos.com was named Best Men's Pants by New York magazine within a year of its launch and was included among America's Hottest Brands named by Advertising Age within two years.
Mr. Dunn's innovative business model, driven by customer experience, has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur and Inc. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, Reuters, Fox Business, Fox, NBC and ABC and has taught cases on Bonobos.com at schools including Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Wharton School and New York University.
Prior to founding Bonobos.com, Mr. Dunn worked as a private equity analyst at Wind Point Partners and as a consultant at Bain & Company in the U.S. and Latin America.
He graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2007 where he was one of five classmates nominated for the Arbuckle Award. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and history from Northwestern University.
Jennifer Hyman is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, a business that delivers “Cinderella experiences” by enabling women to rent designer dresses and accessories for the special occasions in their lives. Since Rent the Runway’s 2009 launch, Ms. Hyman has managed all areas of the business including technology, fashion, sales, marketing, operations, customer service, and team management, while also serving as a company spokesperson.
Ms. Hyman co-founded Rent the Runway with her Harvard Business School classmate Jennifer Fleiss. After receiving approximately $31 million in venture capital, they quickly built the company to include three million members, more than 180 employees, and 160 designer brands.
Ms. Hyman was named the Chief Marketing Officer of
Fortune magazine’s “Executive Dream Team,” included in Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40 Class of 2012,” Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” and “40 Under 40,” and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology.”
Previously, Ms. Hyman was Director of Business Development at IMG, where she focused on the creation of new media businesses for IMG's Fashion Division. She also ran an online advertising sales team at WeddingChannel.com and was an in-house entrepreneur at Starwood Hotels, creating Starwood’s first wedding business.
Ms. Hyman received her B.A. from Harvard University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.