Liza founded Third Wave Fashion in 2011 because she wanted to bring her in-depth knowledge of technology back to the world of fashion. She was previously Managing Partner of a successful open source software company, Lullabot, where she worked with clients like Martha Stewart and MTV UK. She helped grow that company from 2 guys to a team of 50 people. Before her work in technology, she worked in fashion: she worked as a stylist, a model scout, a fashion editor for a small newspaper, and a fashion event producer – and her very first business was a bricks-and-mortar clothing boutique.
Liza is obsessed with technology and how it’s shaping the future of commerce – and the world of fashion. So obsessed, in fact, that she’s literally writing the book about it: The Third Wave of Commerce: How We Buy Now, which will be published by O’Reilly in the spring of 2014.
She’s a popular speaker about the future of commerce and the state of fashion tech, and loves to educate and inspire. She lives in NYC.
Josh Clark is our Mobile + Emerging Platforms guy. He’s written four books on the topic (including the best-selling Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps) and gives keynote talks on the subject at conferences around the globe. His recent work through his agency Global Moxie includes leading the design of the new TechCrunch website, the new Entertainment Weekly mobile app, and the new People Magazine mobile app.
He’s a Harvard grad who’s also the 11th strongest man in Maine. As if that’s not enough, Josh invented the popular Couch 2 5K fitness plan. He lives in Brooklyn.
James Walker has been Third Wave Fashion’s CTO since the beginning. While he tries to be agnostic, James is a respected leader in the Drupal world, an aspiring Django wizard, and a steward of Open Standards on the web.He was a founding member of both the Drupal Association and the Open Web Foundation. He’s a fantastic speaker and teacher, with a strong interest in identity on the web.
James is the architect of our database, and builds sites for Third Wave Fashion and our clients. He lives in sunny Toronto, Canada.
Melissa has a voracious appetite for new information; she’s a top researcher for Third Wave Fashion, as well as our product specialist. She speaks more languages than the rest of the company combined (five, if you’re counting), and is teaching herself all about connected TV.
She graduated from UConn, where she briefly studied to become a doctor. After school she dipped her toes into banking, too – but she’s discovered that technology is her true passion. Melissa lives in Brooklyn.
Paige is the creative force behind Third Wave Fashion. She designs all in-house creative materials, as well as branding, identity, and promotional goods for our clients. Paige is one of those rare members of the creative class who can design beautifully for both web and printed materials.
Cyndi is what’s called a multi-hyphenate: a brand manager–events guru–fashion stylist–food and fashion blogger–woman about town. She produces the Third Wave Fashion meetups, as well as buzzed-about launch and promotional events for our clients.
Her marketing background makes her a savvy promoter, and her network is wide and deep. She also runs The Eclective, a business that brings a private community of tastemakers to events. She blogs fashion and food at Taste the Style, and lives in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Leticia has always had a knack for the written word. This do-gooder lives through her writing, and as an aspiring journalist, navigating the world around her, she has embraced the idea that editorials are so much more enticingly intricate in the evolving fashion tech space.
On a journey to becoming an expert in her own right, Leticia is passionate about lifestyle/social phenomena, small business, technology, and fashion technology, and translates that passion immeasurably in all of her editorial pieces. She continuously works with a number of leaders in New York City’s political, art, and fashion technology industries.
Leticia is a strong crusader for relationship building and networking amongst young, urban professionals. She lives in the Bronx.
Jaclyn is a Social Media Coordinator at a big tech-savvy fashion brand, and a contributor to Third Wave Fashion. She lives and breathes the fashion tech space – she’s also a startup founder for a company called WearHou.se and a fashion blogger over at Jax Fifth Avenue.
She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Boston, but lives on the most fashionable street in the world: Fifth Avenue in NYC.
Jeff is our nomadic contributor. Understanding that innovations in tech are blurring lines between industries and building the foundation for a globalized world, he has joined the adventure to see how fashion tech is shifting the dynamic world around us.
It isn’t often that you come across a writer in the space that is certified in Mountain Rescue, but it explains Jeff’s strong and fresh-faced approach to industry commentary. This passion for following your own rules is also the foundation for his own website The Freelance Rider.
Jeff is a jack-of-all-trades with a strength in writing. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and lives in East Harlem.
Manish Chandra is arguably the father of social shopping. He founded the first ever social shopping site, Kaboodle, way back in 2005 (it sold to Hearst in 2007). He is now a founder and CEO of Poshmark, the mobile fashion marketplace that has raised $15.5M in investment – because it already has listings of $100M annually and it’s users spend 25 minutes a day on the app – it’s that good. He’s truly leading the way in fashion tech.
Manish is one of the smartest people we know, and he’s hilarious to boot. He lives in Silicon Valley.
Kelly was listed by Forbes Magazine as of one five women changing the world of ‘VC / Entrepreneurship’, and as one of Fast Company’s ’25 Smartest Women on Twitter’. For good reason; she’s a super-connecter who is Managing Director of Women Innovate Mobile. She produces a myriad of amazing events: the Meet the Innovator Series at Apple Stores around the world, the Founder’s Breakfasts in NYC, and many more. She’s a high-level strategic thinker who believes in win-win.
Nobody is better at putting people and ideas together than Kelly. She lives in highly-networked Manhattan.
Michael helped Vogue magazine build their first-ever website, back when he was CEO at Code and Theory. Before that, he was Chief Strategy Officer at Method, where he also ran the London office. Now, Michael is Managing Partner at Grenville Ventures, where he helps early stage technology companies.
He’s a pro at doing business in the US and in Europe, as well as helping drive growth. He lives in New Jersey.