E.374: The Board Is Making It A Lot Easier For Brands To Succeed Ft. April Uchitel

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Co- Founder of THE BOARD, a curated community of over 180 value-driven consultants bringing c-level “dream team” expertise to companies like FARFETCH, MODA OPERANDI, and Hello Sunshine. Former Interim CEO at ONDA Beauty co-founded by Naomi Watts, responsible for pivoting the company and supporting a CEO transition. Prior to that April served as CEO at Violet Grey, a highly coveted content and commerce company, where she rebuilt a world class team, and led and executed the company's growth strategy across all channels. Under her stewardship VIOLET GREY increased revenue by 3.5x in less than 3 years and became primed for acquisition. As the Chief Brand Officer at tech start-up and digital shopping destination Spring April led brand strategy and curation, bringing over 1,800 brands (from Warby Parker to Gucci) to the platform. Prior to Spring she spent 25 years in fashion, where she worked with both large global and emerging brands, and for 9 years was the EVP of Global Sales & Strategy at DVF, where she played an essential role in developing DVF into an iconic global brand. April has long been considered a thought leader, speaking at key industry events including Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, FIT’s Global Conference, Social Media Week, NYU’s Disruption in Luxury Retail Conference, Create and Cultivate, and MasterCard’s Women in Wireless Event, and is a sought after participant for panels and podcasts. April is passionate about supporting emerging talent and served as a mentor in the prestigious CFDA Incubator program for 6 years. April is equally passionate about giving back. She sits on the board of Lake & Skye, the Beauty Board at GLAM4GOOD , and Advisory boards for TRYNOW, and ZIP. April is a self proclaimed “accidental activist” and is a founding member of IAMAVOTER - a non partisan public awareness campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement. The New York Business Journal honored April as part of their inaugural Women of Influence Awards, and her leadership skills were profiled by Women@Forbes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skincareanarchy/support

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