Founder and CEO
Mariam loves creating and managing the Minted brand, ensuring our products are the best in the world, and working with Minted's talented community of independent artists, who inspire her every day. Mariam founded Minted to create a retailer that could stay fresh forever, using crowdsourcing and analytics to bring the best design to market faster than anyone. She has pioneered consumer Internet models since 1998, when she co-founded the first online cosmetics retailer, Eve.com, which was sold for over $100 million. Mariam sits on the Board of Yelp and Every Mother Counts. She is a Stanford Business School and Williams alumna.
Co-Founder and President
Melissa has played various roles ranging from marketing to operations to product management to chief box packer in the early years. Currently, she leads several core operating functions critical to scaling Minted’s businesses, including marketing, analytics, retail operations, and finance. Melissa previously worked in eBay's Corporate Strategy group and at The Boston Consulting Group. She received her BBA from the University of Michigan and her MBA from Stanford, where she graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Jennifer leads our Merchandising teams to continually delight our customers with the freshest and most unique assortments across a growing portfolio of product categories. She brings significant leadership experience from other high-growth, large-scale e-commerce environments. Jennifer built Piperlime at Gap, Inc. from zero to more than $150 million in sales, developed the first private-label apparel brands on Amazon, and was a founding team member at Walmart.com. Jennifer received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Art from Williams and her MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern.
SVP, Operations & GM, Art
Wendy leads Minted’s high growth Art business and the company's overall Supply Chain and Customer Operations teams, delivering the high-quality products, industry-leading make-on-demand manufacturing network, and renowned customer service that has earned Minted one of the highest customer satisfaction scores in retail. She brings over a decade of experience in major retail and e-commerce companies, including 9 years at Walmart, most recently as VP of Mobile and Digital Strategy. She also served as Director of Walmart.com's Entertainment & Media business and worked at Gap, Inc. focused on seasonal and long-range planning for Gap Brand’s Women's and Men's businesses. She received her MBA from Stanford and BA in Economics from Colby College.
SVP, Artists and Partnerships
Brady leads artist relations, wholesale and licensing partnerships, and communications, working to develop our independent artist community and gain exposure for their work. Brady built his first online community in 1996 and taught a course about online communities at Duke University. Prior to Minted, he co-founded Shmoop, an educational website used by tens of millions of teachers and students. Previously, he worked in marketing at Yahoo and founded its LGBT employees group. Brady earned a BA, cum laude, from Duke and an MBA from Stanford.
Chief Financial Officer, VP, Finance
Spencer leads all accounting and finance functions, including building the world-class systems, processes, and team necessary to scale Minted. Prior to Minted, Spencer was CFO at Julep, a venture-backed e-Commerce company and beauty brand. Prior to Julep, Spencer held executive finance roles in both publicly-traded and private consumer technology companies, including Demand Media, Walnut Media, and United Online. He started his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, and Wachovia. Spencer hails from Los Angeles, where he earned his BA from Pomona College.
Pauline leads Minted’s highly data-driven marketing team, including customer acquisition, brand awareness, performance marketing, CRM/retention marketing, and trade marketing. Prior to Minted, she led growth marketing at Kabbage, a venture-backed financial tech company and was the Director of eBay’s Global Paid Search team. Pauline started her career in Fixed Income and Equity Research at Morgan Stanley and Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Nicolaus). Pauline hails from Canada and earned her BA in Economics, graduating cum laude, from Princeton University.
VP, Brand Management
Elaine leads our Brand Management efforts, which include the operations of our stellar creative studio team, developing consumer product and positioning strategies, and driving a seamless, integrated marketing approach across Minted. Prior to Minted, Elaine was the Head of Marketing for Sephora's skincare and hair businesses as well as Holiday campaigns, and also led a variety of retail and omni-channel marketing teams at Clorox. Elaine earned her BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
VP, Analytics and Crowdsourcing
Michael was an analytics executive in Fortune 500 retail environments before analytics was even a thing. He loves the astonishing variety of cutting-edge analytics problems that Minted's data-driven business model presents - from the technical challenges of streaming actionable data to our internal teams, to honing our proprietary algorithms that identify future bestsellers and emerging design trends from among the thousands of designs that artists submit to Minted each week. Prior to Minted, Michael led analytics for Gap Inc. Direct and held leadership roles in the software and semiconductor industries. He has deep expertise in behavioral analytics, marketing analytics, inventory optimization, and demand planning and forecasting. One of his passions is mentoring others. Several people whom he developed while at Gap now lead analytics at other Fortune 500 and public companies. Michael is an alumnus of Williams College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
VP, Product Management
Jason leads Minted’s product management and user experience teams, driving strategy and development of the company’s web and mobile experience across our artist, consumer, and retailer audiences. He thrives on building and shipping delightful, data-driven products and features that help independent artists deepen their craft and achieve financial success. Jason was previously Minted's Head of Growth and Digital products after spending three years successfully establishing our renowned Customer Operations team. Prior to Minted, he ran global engineering and custom products for Yodlee and was the head of product management at both Lift Media and Extole. Jason received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
VP and GM, Holiday
Katherine leads our strategy and cross-functional efforts to bring holiday cheer to all of Minted's customers. Prior to this role, Katherine was Minted's Senior Director of Customer Retention Marketing. She began her career at McKinsey & Company, where she spent five years as a consultant and specialized in customer lifecycle and retention. Katherine received her AB in History & Literature from Harvard College and her MBA from Stanford, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
VP and General Counsel
Jordan oversees and manages all of Minted’s legal affairs, and is focused on building a strong legal function that enables Minted’s continued growth through partnerships, licensing, intellectual property protection, acquisitions, the launch of new businesses, as well as risk management. Before joining Minted, Jordan was a Partner at Jones Day, where he represented Minted for several years and supported the company in a variety of strategic matters. Jordan studied electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He was named a Top General Counsel in the 2017 First Chair Awards. Jordan graduated from UCLA Law School and began his career as a corporate transactional lawyer in Silicon Valley with a focus on technology companies and private equity funds.