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Liz Kammel Tilatti
Co-Founder and CEO

Before cooking up ZipFit, Liz had two years of consulting and three years of retail experience under her belt. She studied Mathematics, Italian and Economics at Emory University and earned her MBA from Chicago Booth. When not dreaming up math equations to improve your denim experience, Liz enjoys indulging in chocolate and tearing up the soccer field.

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Seth Pychewicz
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Seth is our team's tech genius who worked with Liz to realize her dream of using math to improve men's shopping experiences. Seth has extensive startup experience and is well-versed in web frameworks, databases and user experience. Past companies blessed to have his knowledge include Acquity Group, Chicago Tribune and Peak6. In his rare spare time, Seth is learning to play the piano and brew his own beer.

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Alex Batdorf
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

Alex also known as Chief Ass Inspector, brings extensive consumer marketing expertise having worked with prominent brands such as Valspar, Lara Miller, and Hanes. A graduate of University of Chicago with a B.A. in Sociology, Alex is our go-to gal for ideas on how to improve your customer experience. In her downtime, Princess Alex (yep, she's an actual princess) loves traveling the world, thrifting for treasures, and busting a move anywhere she's inspired to. Let her know about your experience at fitexperts [at] zipfitdenim [dot] com.

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Hayley Jurgensen
Sales Manager
In efforts to get back to her midwestern roots (born and raised in Omaha, NE) Hayley moved to Chicago from New York City, where she tackled the fashion industry while working at G-Star RAW and Sam Edelman. Hayley graduated from the University of Dayton with a double major in Marketing and Communications. She has a passion for fashion and loves styling friends and following fashion blogs. When Hayley's not working (or shopping) she enjoys traveling, pretending to know how to cook, and listening to rap music.
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Courtney Kresach
Senior Fit Expert
Courtney started her retail career at H&M. After realizing that the "big guys" did not always offer a pleasant customer service experience, she found herself working for a small retail business for many years. There she learned the importance of establishing a relationship with customers so that they will always remember their experience and come back to you. When she's not helping people look their best, you can find her cheering on one of her favorite Chicago sports teams.
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Julianna Conenna
Senior Fit Expert
Julianna aka our very own "Jeans Fairy" is a fit expert with a passion for men's and women's fashion. Born and raised in the Windy City, she has an ardent love for Chicago and her home town hockey team, the Blackhawks! Julianna graduated from DePaul University with a B.A in Public Relations/Advertising and a minor in Italian and Organizational Communication. She has over four years of retail and styling experience. By day, she is a personal shopper and social media maven. In her spare time you can find her at a Blackhawk game or working on her fashion blog and newest venture.
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Auksuole Marciuleviciene
Tailor Extraordinare
Auksuole, originally from Lithuania, can hem your pants faster than you can put them on. When not sewing at ZipFit, she keeps herself busy designing and making clothes from scratch with her 7 sewing machines at home. She makes sure that the ZipFit office will never size down, constantly bringing in chocolates and other tasty Lithuanian delights.
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Cate Ryan
Fit Expert
She thought a financial career would be static, but then learned there are some students who “change their major.” Life began when Cate figured out that working in small business was the gateway to a neighborhood and, quite frankly, her heart. She loves to listen and works tirelessly to be ZipFit’s “jean whisperer.” To Cate, there is no denim standard and, for gosh sakes, why not have that effortless view every day? Wearing jeans could solve A LOT of problems. ZipFit provides a lot of learning opportunities, but Cate finds her balance by voraciously reading, teaching herself marketing analytics, and practicing the yogic life.
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Carmen Mabins
Operations Associate
Carmen has experience wearing many hats working within the beauty and fashion industry. First started Operations at Skin1 and from there on proceeded to TrunkClub. The fact of doing what she loves and being who she is, is a win for her! Carmen loves the evolution of a growing company which bought her to Zipfit Denim! In her downtime, you can find her at the library getting a mystery, doing some hot yoga Oh and writing!
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Stephanie LaFontaine
Lead Tailor
Stephanie has a knack for sewing and design. With a BFA in Thearical Costume Design from Stephens College, she has the knowledge to back up her talent and passion. Stephanie has enjoyed constructing and designing garments for various organizations, such as The Muny of St. Louis, Utah Shakespeare Fesitval, and the 4th of July Parade by Veiled Prophet Organization. In her rare spare time, Stephanie loves to travel, make memories with family, and relax with a movie and her pup, Maddie.
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Caroline Reuschel
Fit Expert
Caroline comes to ZipFit from the lingerie industry. Building looks and fit from the ground up, she has a great sense of how to complement each and every body type. Her personal style varies day to day, but denim always makes up at least one piece. After living in Philadelphia, Tampa, New York, Chile, and now Chicago- she’s ready to find the perfect fit for your wardrobe!
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Shea Gallagher
Sales & Marketing Intern
Born and raised in Chicago, Shea is a diehard Blackhawks fan! She is currently a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame where she is studying Marketing and Italian. Shea is passionate about fashion and travel and hopes to incorporate both in her career upon graduation. In her free time, you can find Shea jamming out to some country music or shopping!
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Maggie Rose Graff
Web Developer
Before life at Zipfit Maggie Rose graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies. After deciding that path wasn’t for her, she taught herself coding. Now you can barely tear her away from a computer. When not coding, she enjoys cooking and visiting breweries.
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Chris Mario
Strategy and Analytics Intern
Prior to joining ZipFit, Chris worked for four years in IT risk consulting at EY. Chris graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in finance and is currently pursuing his MBA from Chicago Booth, focusing on marketing analytics, strategy, and economics. Chris has completed five marathons to date and enjoys Boston sports, golden retrievers, and Bruce Springsteen.
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Olivia Rodriguez
Sales Intern
Prior to joining ZipFit, Olivia worked for five years in client management and sales in Boston (go Pats!). She earned her B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and is currently pursuing an MBA in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth. She has a passion for retail, and over seven years of experience in the industry working for brands like J.Crew and Anthropologie. In her free time Olivia enjoys traveling, skiing, a good red wine, and a Stevie Nicks Spotify playlist.