LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon38, the leading provider and retailer of luxury active fashion, has hired Lisa Kraynak as chief marketing officer.
Kraynak will be based in Los Angeles and will serve on the executive management team, working closely with founders Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak to create and execute the strategy and plans to drive growth and build the Carbon38 brand and business worldwide. The marketing, creative, retail and corporate communications departments will report directly to her. A business builder, digital pioneer and proven leader, Kraynak has 20 years of experience across both large blue-chip corporations and early-stage companies. Her strong track record of driving growth and innovation includes key roles at high-profile organizations such as NBC Universal, Viacom, iVillage, Intuit, The City of New York and Demand Media, where she launched the company's fashion and beauty vertical. She has vast experience creating new business models and scaling rapidly growing organizations. Notably, she has held leadership roles through two $1.5 billion IPOs to date. "Carbon38 is at an inflection point and adding a team member at Lisa's level gives us a rare competitive advantage," said Katie Warner Johnson, founder and CEO at Carbon38. "Lisa's experience, imagination, energy and, most importantly, competitive spirit manifests as the ideal engine for scale. She has a proven track record for delivering results through digital and brand marketing and her operational expertise punts us into world-class territory." "We look forward to Lisa's strong leadership and strategic thinking to help drive Carbon38's future growth," says Caroline Gogolak, founder and president at Carbon38. "With her extensive digital and brand marketing experience, we are thrilled to have her as a key senior leader as we transform the wardrobe of the modern American woman and show activewear as a leading category within the fashion space." Kraynak will be instrumental in furthering upcoming initiatives for the brand, such as a pop-up retail shop on Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles, opening in November 2016, and high-profile designer collaborations with world-renowned artist Curtis Kulig and CFDA award-winning designer Jonathan Simkhai, each launching this winter. About Carbon38Carbon38 believes in fashion that suits a modern, active lifestyle. Founded in 2013 by Harvard graduates Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak after time spent in financial analysis, high-end fashion and celebrity fitness, Carbon38 curates the most fashion-forward high-performance apparel labels from across the globe, identifying styles that can be utilized in the gym, the boardroom and beyond. The company subsequently launched a collection designed in-house, called Carbon38, to offer their consumer a line designed for everyday life, focusing on emerging trends, impeccable execution and the combination of performance fabrics and fashionable silhouettes. For more information, please visit www.carbon38.com.
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