Our Industry Boards

Our board members are industry leaders and founders from the most authoritative and globally-recognized retailers in the world.

Convening Industry
Talent & Leadership

We collaborate with C-level executives from some of the largest retailers in the world. The Center engages three different boards, comprised of founders and senior-level retail executives from different types of retailers. The Advisory Board (established omnichannel retailers), Directors’ Council (mostly digitally native retailers), and West Coast Board (both established omnichannel and digitally native companies) generally meet twice a year. Board members provide thought leadership, input for research topics, and participation in student activities and events. We also conduct informal, bi-coastal roundtables with board members.

The Innovators’ Circle engages founders or C-level Penn alumni in operational roles of retail start-ups. The group meets in small, private forums to allow members to establish trusting relationships and provide support to one another. The Center facilitates access to faculty and senior members of more established companies in the retailing industry.