MAVERICK & LEGENDS SERIES: THE FULL RECAP

by Karen Alberg Grossman

Over the last two weeks, MR presented our 2022 profiles of industry leaders whose vision, creativity, and courage are shaking things up, some quietly, some with a bang. Whether conceiving new ways to do business, saving the planet, creating new value systems or simply producing a best-in-class product, these industry groundbreakers continue to blaze new trails, inspiring us to blaze our own. ICYMI, here’s another look – in alphabetical order – at this group of greats.

MASSIMO BIZZOCCHI, CHAIRMAN, KITON CORPORATION

“I believe a touch of madness is the vaccine that keeps our industry healthy: We should all all take a dose of it every three months.”

Read his profile here.

TRICIA CAREY, DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, LENZING

“The value of apparel will be redefined by the longevity of the garment beyond the original owner.”

Read her profile here.

MAURIZIO DONADI, FOUNDER OF TRANSNOMADICA

“As an industry, there’s an unimaginable amount of work ahead of us to course-correct today’s practices.”

Read his profile here.

SIMON GRAJ, THE CO-FOUNDER OF GRAJ & GUSTAVSEN

“Our choices are dictated by data, and this paradox continues to divide us.”

Read his profile here.

CHUCK HELLMAN, HELLMAN RETAIL GROUP

“Being an entrepreneur is a great life if you can get the math to work out.”

Read his profile here.

KAREN MURRAY, OWNER, FIVESTORY BOUTIQUES

“When I bought the store, it did $5 million in annual sales; my first year generated less than a million.”

Read her profile here.

ROBERT STOCK, DESIGNER/ENTREPRENEUR

“There are great collaborative efforts out there combining the energy of the young and the expertise of the old.”

Read his profile here.

DANA SWINDLER AND GREG WALSH, MP3, MINNEAPOLIS

We’ve always been lean and mean; we’ve become comfortable missing a sale.”

Read their profile here.

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