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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Maggie Rose Graff
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Before joining ZipFit, Dan spent his time disrupting the Home Security industry. He earned his MBA from Northwestern (but the majority Chicago Booth team doesn’t hold that against him). When not figuring out how to make your jeans buying experience even easier, Dan is kicking a soccer ball, or racing down the slopes, with his wife and kids.
After a stint in NYC - while working for both Ralph Lauren Corporation and Guess Inc - Carly returned to Chicago, where she was born raised. While working in the fine-jewelry industry - Carly found a love for operations, however, missed the clothing industry. She gravitated towards ZipFit Denim because of the companies growth and work-as-a-team approach. Carly loves to travel the world. She also is passionate about cooking, wine, and working out.
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