Responsible Production & Consumption
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
VP Global Environments and Creative Services
Anne de Maupeou
Co-Founder and Co-CEO Warby Parker
Neil Blumenthal is a co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. In 2015, Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world.
Prior to launching Warby Parker in 2010, Neil served as director of VisionSpring, a non-profit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own businesses selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in developing countries.
He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. He was also recognized as part of “The Next Establishment” by Vanity Fair, and serves on the board of RxArt and on the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council.
A native of New York City, Neil received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
VP Global Environments and Creative Services Timberland
Bevan Bloemendaal is the Vice President of Global Environments and Creative Services at Timberland. He is responsible for the brand’s identity and integrity worldwide through Timberland retail stores, franchisees, distributors and wholesale environments. Bevan’s Global Creative Services team is comprised of dedicated experts from various agencies and brands that make up five disciplines: art and copy, account services, digital interactive, visual merchandising and retail environments all obsessed with creating unique design solutions. These teams are driven creatively and strategically using innovative solutions for store design, advertising, brand storytelling in a cluttered retail | wholesale and digital landscape. Since starting at Timberland in 1999, Bevan has been honored with a wide range of design awards for store design, fixture design, brand materials and interactive consumer experiences.
In 2013 he received the Retail Design Institute – Retail Design Legion of Honor award, in 2012 he received the DDI Retail Design Influencer Portfolio award and in 2008 he was inducted into the POP Hall of Fame. Bevan’s previous experience includes nearly 20 years in various creative leadership positions at the Kinney Corporation which is a former parent company to footwear brands such as Champs Sports, Foot Locker, Foot Quarters and Lady Foot Locker. Prior to joining Timberland, he was the director of visual merchandising and marketing for Colorado, a division of the Venator Group. In addition to his business experience, Bevan serves on the VMSD Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, retail store design judge, keynote speaker and is a member of the A.R.E. (Association of Retail Environments) Executive Committee.
Soraya Darabi is a trailblazing authority on digital consumerism and how to apply new technologies to foster efficiency, visibility and growth. At The New York Times, Darabi became the newspaper’s first-ever Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at the age of 23, where she formed and implemented the global news leader’s first-ever digital and social media strategies. The New York Times still has these strategies in place today. As a result, she became recognized around the world for her authority as a game changer in a rapidly evolving and hard-to-understand digital world. In fact, Fast Company featured her on the cover of their ‘Most Creative People in Business’ issue.
Soon afterward, Darabi co-founded Foodspotting, (which was acquired by Open Table), and most recently Zady.com, one of the first online retailers to seamlessly integrate e-commerce, rich media content and social media to deliver a truly dynamic shopping experience. Zady empowers customers to take a deeper look into how and where their clothes are made—by offering beautifully constructed goods with a low environmental footprint in a world of cheap prices and fast production. In 2015 Darabi stepped down from her day-to-day position as co-founder of Zady, and has stayed on as a senior adviser.
Anne de Maupeou
CCO Marcel Worldwide
Anne started her career at TBWA as an Art Director. After two years at DDB Needham, she joined CLM BBDO.She was appointed Chief Creative Officer in September 1999.
In January 2007, she joined Marcel, as co-president and Chief Creative Officer.
She has been working, or is currently working, for a great number of brands, including VW, EDF,Total, France Telecom, Auchan, BNP, Banque Pop, Pepsi, Mars, Kookaï, Nina Ricci, Bon Marché, Lancel, Dior, Diesel, Coca-Cola, Lancia, Fiat, Chrysler, Nestlé, Orange, Ikea, Luxottica, Contrex, Oasis, Intermarché, Instagram, and Uber, to name a few.
Throughout her career, she has won more than 300 international awards: among which 70 Lions at Cannes Lions Festival, 20 Pencils at the D&AD including a Black Pencil, and numerous other Grand Prix including One Show, New York Festivals, Clio Award, Andy Awards, London International Awards Eurobest and Epica. She served many times in international juries, including four times at Cannes Lions, and she was the Foreman of D&AD Direct in 2016.
Ty and his partners launched co:collective in September of 2010. Co: is a Quest-led innovation company -- they work with leadership teams to crystalize and align on a higher purpose -- a Quest -- and then bring that Quest to life through innovation in the customer experience. co:collective has been engaged by Google, YouTube, Charles Schwab Foundation, E! Entertainment, Wells Fargo, The Museum of Modern Art, Microsoft, Macy’s, Providence Health & Services, Timberland and GE among others. Co: also incubates its own purpose-led projects. It is currently pursuing an ambitious sustainability initiative called MOR. MOR on that soon!