Women’s Retail Collective Podcast: Nook Co-Founders, Maria Vogelei and Sy Yang

A new podcast — “The Women’s Retail Collective Podcast: Nook Co-Founders, Maria Vogelei and Sy Yang

Maria Vogelei started Nook because she was looking for an escape for her and her toddler daughter. What she didn’t realize was that after partnering with Co-Founder Sy Yang, they’d create one of the most innovative and successful re-inventions of mall spaces.

Sy and Maria share how they’ve taken their concept from one Nook location in Arlington, VA to four in just a couple of years, and how they keep the mission of being a refuge for parents and children a top priority as they experiment with new ways of doing retail and physical experiences.

Tune in to hear how these two executives created their very own careers in retail, and how they are changing the look and feel of future retail spaces one “warm vanilla shell” at a time.

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– Chris and the Omni Talk team

Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.

Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.

Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

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