The driving force behind what Morgan Stanley describes as the “stores of the future,” Uri Minkoff is widely regarded as one of the most forward-thinking CEOs in retail. His pioneering use of new technologies and omnichannel customer experience have captivated the millennial market and disrupted the fashion industry from within. Today, Rebecca Minkoff is one of the fastest growing lifestyle brands in the world with 900 distributors and retail stores in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and seven international locations including Hong Kong, Dubai and Bangkok. An engaging presenter that transports audiences into the future of retail, Uri speaks from a unique position at the intersection of fashion, brand, emerging technologies, marketing and customer experience. Read More >
After a decade as a serial entrepreneur and head of his own software company, Uri co-founded Rebecca Minkoff with his designer sister in her New York City walk-up apartment in 2005. The pair leveraged social media from the start, making Rebecca Minkoff the first fashion brand on all platforms and creating a powerful peer-to peer dialog with millennials. As they opened stores, Uri leveraged his tech, e-commerce and user experience background to integrate digital features into the physical space, boldly merging the e-comm and in-store experience. Rebecca Minkoff’s futuristic stores rocked the retail world with their total re-think of the customer experience. In 2014, the company launched a wearables line at the same time that the first Apple watch was released, creating a firestorm of media coverage. The following year, Uri disrupted the industry’s longstanding practice of months-in-advance runway shows, moving to a “see now, buy now” calendar. In addition to his role as CEO of Rebecca Minkoff, he serves as Creative Director for the Uri Minkoff brand, providing the vision for a growing line of men’s accessories, footwear and apparel.
Uri Minkoff’s expertise, entrepreneurial energy and engaging presentations have been applauded by audiences ranging from fashion summits to the Wharton School. Dynamic, disruptive and always on the cutting edge, Uri continues to revolutionize retail and lead it into a new, golden age of the consumer. Read Less ^