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More than ever, companies are using digital channels as valuable growth levers.

Join us for a panel focused on direct-to-consumer and e-commerce best practices. We'll hear from industry experts about how to build and sustain thoughtful direct-to-consumer and ecomm strategies for all business types and stages.

Topics include:

  • Launching on DTC
  • Balancing D2C with Retail
  • Acquisition, Retention, and Engagement Strategies
  • Measurements for Success

Thank you to our incredible panelists for participating and to our NEW Liberty Partner, Ampla for sponsoring!


  • Nicole Centeno (Founder / Co-CEO of Splendid Spoon)

    Nicole Centeno

    Founder / Co-CEO of Splendid Spoon


    Nicole Centeno is a French Culinary Institute-trained chef, cookbook author, mother and the founder and CEO of Splendid Spoon, a meal-delivery platform that offers 50+ ready-to-eat, plant-based meals. A Condé Nast alum, Nicole has always been passionate about food; well before founding Splendid Spoon, Nicole immersed herself in the culinary world where she worked at pop-ups, catered, and taught cooking and nutrition courses at Columbia University.

    Today, Nicole and her team believe that the refrigerator is the ultimate medicine cabinet. Splendid Spoon is committed to providing the tools, food, and community resources for you to make plant-based habits attainable and feel your best, available online at splendidspoon.com. Nicole holds a bachelor of science degree from Boston College and is a graduate of the Classic Culinary program at the International Culinary Center in NYC. She is the author of Soup Cleanse Cookbook (Rodale, August 2016) and was named one of Observer’s 10 Wellness Entrepreneurs to watch.

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  • Gabi Lewis (Co-Founder of Magic Spoon)

    Gabi Lewis

    Co-Founder of Magic Spoon


    Gabi Lewis is the co-founder of Magic Spoon, a direct-to-consumer company recreating your favorite childhood breakfast cereals with more protein, fewer carbs, and zero sugar. Forbes called Magic Spoon "the future of cereal", TIME Magazine named Magic Spoon in their Top 100 Inventions of 2019, and the company counts celebrities ranting from Questlove to Amy Schumer among its investors. Prior to launching Magic Spoon in 2019, Gabi co-founded Exo, a company pioneering sustainable insect protein that was named in Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in the World. Gabi was born in Israel and raised in Scotland. He has a dual degree in Philosophy and Economics from Brown University, a state record in powerlifting, and was named to Forbes 30 under 30.

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  • Vanessa Pham (Co-Founder / CEO of Omsom)

    Vanessa Pham

    Co-Founder / CEO of Omsom


    Vanessa is the CEO and co-founder of Omsom, the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, and a Bain & Company and Harvard alum. At Bain & Company, she advised Fortune 500 CPGs on their growth and retail strategy as a management consultant. Outside of Omsom, Vanessa speaks on entrepreneurship and heart-forward leadership at organizations like General Mills and Pepsi, mentors BIPOC founders, and finds joy in cooking all things fermented, caramelized, and braised. She has been recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 and Create & Cultivate 100.

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  • Britta Chatterjee (Co-Founder of Odele)

    Britta Chatterjee

    Co-Founder of Odele


    General Manager of Odele, a nationally distributed clean haircare brand, Britta’s career spans both Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail with a focus on building research-backed consumer strategies. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur herself, her passion was helping others turn broken businesses into profitable ones.

    Britta has spent the last 15 years of her career across six different industries in both manufacturing and retail including Target and General Mills, working to build brands, restructure broken business and find new revenue streams. For the past five years, she has focused on helping brands within the beauty space re-define their strategies through the lens of the consumer

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  • John Petsagourakis (Senior Director, Growth of Banza)

    John Petsagourakis

    Senior Director, Growth of Banza


    Banza is helping transform the $148B refined grains category by using chickpeas to reimagine many of Americans’ favorite comfort foods – like pizza, pasta, and mac & cheese. As Banza's Director of Growth Marketing, John manages media programs that reach customers throughout the consideration funnel and drive both D2C and retail sales. Over 20% of Banza's customers discover the brand through ecommerce (both D2C and third-party), making ecommerce a large focus of Banza's marketing strategy.

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