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Deborah Benton

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

President & Chief Operating Officer, Nasty Gal. Previously Chief Operating Officer, ShoeDazzle. Queen's grad. Queen's grad.

President & Chief Operating Officer, Nasty Gal. Previously Chief Operating Officer, ShoeDazzle. Queen's grad. Queen's grad.

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President & Chief Operating Officer Nasty Gal June 2012 - present
Chief Operating Officer ShoeDazzle January 2010 - June 2012
Executive Vice President, Operations and Inside Sales Teleflora April 2002 - March 2006
Director, Customer Strategy and Service eToys March 1999 - January 2001
Consultant Mitchell Madison Group December 1996 - March 1999
Assistant Controller Competitive Foods March 1992 - June 1994


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Queen's University Business

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  • • Commerce
  • • Fashion

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Katie Warner Johnson
They're my advisor  •  Co-Founder And CEO, Carbon38. Previously Senior Instructor, Physique 57. Harvard grad.
Deborah is one of our most involved and helpful advisors on the C38 team. She is available 24/7, interested, passionate about our market, o ... ur team and our future. Deborah has helped us find and bring on key hires, continues to aid in expanding our network, sits with us for 3 hour weekly sessions to discuss budget, leadership, and strategic partnerships and gets us through the days when we feel like the walls are caving in. Her experience running companies like Shoe Dazzle and Nasty Gal make her one of those rare find that any startup (or any company, for that matter) would be lucky to have on board.
Caroline Gogolak
They're my advisor  •  Co-Founder, Carbon38. Previously Financial Investment Professional, Goldman Sachs. Harvard grad.
Deborah is an advisor to Carbon38, an activewear e-commerce startup I co-founded just over one year ago. Deborah is incredibly knowledgeabl ... e and experienced in building early stage companies. As the former COO of ShoeDazzle and Nasty Gal, Deborah has expertise in all areas of the business. She has been integral in this next (post capital) stage of our business. She has advised us in terms of our budget/finances, hiring, PR, marketing, operations and logistics. For example, she guided us in figuring out the first key hires and put us in touch with highly qualified candidates, many of which we hired. She has always been a sounding board and helped us work through the many issues startups and co-founders face. I couldn't be more grateful to have her on our Advisory Board at Carbon38. She is passionate and driven and we are truly excited she's a part of our team.
Irina Balko
Founder, Skyette - Previously Heading Operations & Business Development, unlike media ltd..

Lauren Schwab
They're my advisor  •  Co-Founder, Negative Underwear. Previously Principal, Centerbridge Partners. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Lauren is a creative and intelligent individual who is hardworking and thinks 'out of the box' to derive solutions. She is fearless, open t ... o risk, challenging the status quo and taking on established competitors. I have worked with a number of talented entrepreneurs to build $100 mm plus businesses and Lauren shares many of the same characteristics and drive. I have no doubt that Lauren is on her way to building a phenomenal and disruptive business - she will be a huge asset to any entrepreneurial organization.