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Join host Stephanie Postles as she sits down with eCommerce leaders on the front lines of digital innovation. With guests from established enterprise companies to D2C start-ups barely out of infancy to everyone in between - you’ll get the inside scoop on what’s Up Next in Commerce. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Grant Farhall: How Getty Images is Developing The Future of Visuals

Finding the best visual companion to your content is often a tough task. Getty Images has been making it easier for brands and individuals for decades. On this episode, Grant Farhall, Chief Product Officer at Getty Images, dives into the predictive trends that can be found within its search tool, plus he answers questions about how the backend search engine actually works (without giving away too much of the secret sauce of course) and how Getty is prepping for a future that’s going all-in on video and the metaverse.

Pete Gibson: The Turnaround Guy: How Pete Gibson Became the IT Fixer

Is your business operating at its full potential? Pete Gibson, the former CIO of Friendly's and Johnny Rocket’s restaurants has built a reputation going from company to company improving overall functionality and increasing revenue. Learn how he uses technology and team-building strategies to maximize IT output and why his nearly 15-year military background has proven useful in his professional career.

Mary Lou Gardner: Career Strategy and Business Agility With Mary Lou Gardner, Associate Partner at Infosys Consulting

With so much flux in the world, how can we guide workers and businesses through the chaos? Mary Lou Gardner, Associate Partner at Infosys Consulting, helps workers and companies see their way to desired outcomes. Tune in to hear more from Mary Lou on how businesses can think outside the box, shore up their supply chains, and succeed with nimble strategies.

Felipe Zardo: Creating Amazing Experiences Inside Of Five Below and Beyond

Effective ecommerce strategies are crucial for just about every business these days. However, Felipe Zardo, SVP of Digital at Five Below, explains that they shouldn’t overshadow all the other methods brands use to connect to customers and satisfy their needs. On this episode, Felipe discusses how Five Below creates great experiences across all customer interactions with the brand and what new initiatives are coming soon.

Touraj Parang: All About Exits: Understanding and Achieving Success When Exiting a Start-up

When it comes to start-up acquisitions, Touraj Parang is in a class of his own. He has helped companies exit and has been on the acquirer side of deals throughout his many years in Silicon Valley. On this episode, he talks about the lessons he’s learned along the way and gives acquisition advice to start-up founders who are just entering this playing field.

Jim Davis: No One’s Passing This Buck: Buck Mason’s Marketing and DTC Strategies Explained

Buck Mason brings an enduring design flair to its products, but that’s not where its everlasting concepts end. Jim Davis, the Chief Customer Officer at Buck Mason, discusses how traditional marketing ideas like catalogs and direct mail can still be difference makers for DTC. Tune in as he also dives into what the future will hold for emerging brands.

Brian Seewald: Resetting To Find a New Career Passion With Brian Seewald, SVP of eCommerce at Express

What if you learned what you thought was your career passion was not your heart’s desire? Brian Seewald, the SVP of eCommerce at Express, reset and found a true affinity for retail generally and, ultimately, ecommerce. Tune in to hear from Brian about how Express offers its customers “personalization, [an] omnichannel experience, styling and fit, and community.”