Born in Kansas City. He majored in Industrial Design at the University of Kansas, with an emphasis in user centered design and philosophy. His career represents the integration of these two distinct themes of his training.
In 2004, he finished his five year degree program and moved to Los Angeles, CA. After a short stint in non-profit exhibit design he joined, Costantini Design. An opportunity, allowing him to develop high end consumer and contract furniture for clients throughout the world. As an early design member of this new organization, there were many opportunities to experiment and help shape the future direction of this furniture manufacturer. A move to Chicago, IL and a design position at Sears Holdings represented challenges of a different sort. With 3900+ Sears and Kmart stores the experiences with this retailer brought him new understandings on the mass merchant side.
He is experienced in both the retail and manufacturing sides of both small and large retail and design organizations.
In 2012, he joined the apparel division of Sears as a buyer in order to pursue an interest in apparel and create a complete user centered product development strategy. This pathway and the introduction of a new arsenal of tools for product and assortment development rounds out his experiences and allows for the melding of creative and analytical interests.
He then lead assortment strategy and business growth planning for some of the top brands at Walmart global ecommerce, the fastest growing division of the world's largest company.
At Zulily, he is redefining retail. As the third largest e-commerce apparel retailer, we are doing things differently and breaking the mold. While Walmart and Amazon duke it out for price, he is creating a new product experience that millions truly love! Launching a new store every day.
Concurrently, he studies design research and strategy in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University and recently completed an MBA from William Woods University.
Specialties: Product design and development, sourcing, design management, marketing, business design, analysis, and human-centric design thinking.