Dean's 2nd Virtual Speaker Series "Leading in Turbulent Times" with Wayfair CEO.
February 2021: Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business
The turbulence generated by the pandemic has been unlike anything that most of us have witnessed in our lifetimes. Disruption of global supply chains for virtually every product, a near-decimation of many service sectors, and an overnight change in the nature of how work is done have laid bare many of the vulnerabilities of our social, economic, political, financial, and health care systems. The goal of this Speaker Series is to welcome industry leaders to share powerful insights and lessons learned during this turbulent time with our Bronco community.
Join us for a conversation with Wayfair CEO, Niraj Shah, on the ways that covid-19 has both influenced and affirmed his leadership style. Shah co-founded Wayfair in 2002 and it rapidly grew to become the largest online retailer of home furnishings, housewares and home improvement goods in the U.S.
Niraj Shah co-founded Wayfair with Steve Conine in 2002 and the pair rapidly grew the business to become the largest online retailer of home furnishings, housewares and home improvement goods in the U.S., Wayfair generated $13.0 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended September 30, 2020. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 16,700 people.
Before founding Wayfair, Niraj served as CEO and co-founder of Simplify Mobile, an enterprise software company which was sold in 2001. Prior to that, he served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners, COO and a member of the Board of iXL, and the CEO and co-founder of Spinners, which was sold to iXL in 1998.
Niraj has been included in Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40, and has won the Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award. He also serves on the board of Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Niraj holds a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.
SAVE THE DATE: March 4th || 4:00 - 5:00 PM PST.
Santa Clara University LiveWhale Link.