Verishop is a startup backed by Lightspeed and founded by former Chief Strategy Officer at Snapchat, Imran Khan. They are launching in June 2019. They started building the team in November 2018.
We approached Imran who understood we came from the field and could rapidly understand the needs they have to build the merchandising team very quickly as they were gearing up for their launch. They were looking for very specific merchants, use to working in a multi-brand environment, very entrepreneurial and extremely analytical.
We placed the first two hires in the team, the Director of Apparel and the Lead Buyer for Home.
Based on the quality of the merchants placed, we were tasked to hire their new Creative Director which we did in less than 3 weeks. She started in April 2019.