Industry Disruptors: Fireside Chat with Shinola founder Tom Kartsotis and CEO Shannon Washburn
mHUB’s Industry Disruptors events feature some of the best and brightest founders and innovators of our time. Join us for a discussion with Shinola founder Tom Kartsotis and CEO Shannon Washburn.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Open to the Public
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Tom Kartsotis, Founder, Shinola
Tom Kartsotis founded FOSSIL in 1984, where he served as Chairman through 2010. In 2011 he founded Shinola. Tom has served on the Board of Directors of Burton Snowboards since 2004.
Shannon Washburn, CEO, Shinola
Shannon Washburn is the CEO of Shinola, where she leads a talented team of individuals who create world-class, handcrafted goods. Shannon guides the brand’s vision to become the next great American brand from Detroit, overseeing all aspects of the business. Prior to becoming president in early 2018, Shannon spent six years working with the watch and jewelry product development and design teams. Shannon has garnered experience in various aspects of the business over the course of her career from retail to product development to sales and international brand management. Prior to Shinola, Shannon was a buyer for Dillard’s before her 14-year tenure at Fossil. She was promoted to CEO of Shinola in 2019.
Born in Detroit, Shinola is a design brand with an unwavering commitment to crafting lasting products, from watches to leather goods and even a hotel. Shinola celebrates timeless design and thoughtful craftsmanship with products and stories that inspire people to live well and be confident in a style that is uniquely their own.
Melissa Lederer, Chief Experience Officer, mHUB