TRUNK CLUB: HOW THE HECK DID THEY DO THAT? WITH FOUNDER BRIAN SPALY '99 - OCTOBER 27, 2016
The Princeton Club of Chicago in partnership with the Stanford GSB Alumni Chapter of Chicago is pleased to invite fellow Tigers to attend this exciting event, "Trunk Club...how the heck did they do that??", featuring Brian Spaly '99 Stanford GSB MBA '07 and Rob Chesney Kellogg MBA '98.
Trunk Club, a Chicago-based personalized clothing service, was founded in 2009, and sold to Nordstrom in 2014 for $350M.
Trunk Club is an inspirational and fascinating story. Regardless of your career and professional goals, we’re confident you’ll learn some helpful things, meet some great Princeton and Stanford alums, and enjoy this event. We are also opening up this event to alumni from the local Kellogg MBA alumni club, which will offer even more networking opportunities. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a fantastic event!
The goals of the event are for attendees to:
- Learn the specific strategic and tactical steps it took to grow Trunk Club from an idea, to scale (building the brand, growth strategy, operating leverage, etc.), positioning it to be acquired, and then continuing growth as part of a new parent organization.
- Meet new people (as well as old friends); network with local alumni from Princeton, Stanford and Northwestern, as well as the Trunk Club team.
About the Speakers:
Brian Spaly '99, Stanford GSB MBA '07 - CEO. Now leading his second venture-backed fashion start-up, Brian is focused on making it incredibly easy for guys to discover awesome clothing without the hassles of the traditional shopping experience. Prior to leading Trunk Club, Brian founded Bonobos, a men’s clothing company that is famous for the best fitting pants on earth. Under the leadership of Brian and his co-founder Andy, Bonobos was named one of the fifty hottest brands in America by AdAge in 2009. Brian holds a degree in Economics from Princeton and an MBA from Stanford.
Rob Chesney, Kellogg MBA '98 - COO. As a former Vice President at eBay and Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners, Rob has deep e-commerce expertise and experience leading new businesses through periods of hyper-growth. As COO, Rob plays a central role in the general management of Trunk Club, overseeing customer acquisition, leading innovation of the technology platform and managing the build-out of the company’s operations. Rob holds an MBA from Kellogg and a BA from McGill University.