Lauren joined Fanatics as Chief Financial Officer in June 2015 and oversees accounting, financial planning, strategic analysis and investor relations to drive ongoing multi-channel growth across all divisions of the company. Lauren has more than 20 years of strong operational, financial and strategic experience across a variety of retail businesses. Lauren was most recently the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Moxie Capital LLC where she provided capital investment and advisory services to branded, consumer-facing businesses that operated in wholesale, retail, eCommerce and direct sales. Prior to launching Moxie Capital LLC, Lauren was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Cowen & Co. where she established the investment bank’s inaugural consumer retail franchise, while also leading a team of analysts covering many other consumer sectors. She joined Cowen from Robertson Stephens, where she was a Managing Director covering specialty and multi-channel retail and was the first analyst to apply retail industry experience to the emerging online retail channel. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, she worked in various capacities in the retail industry at Crate & Barrel and the Gymboree Corporation gaining experience in merchandising, inventory management and store operations. Earlier in her career, she worked in equity capital markets and investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Lauren, who earned an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Duke University, is a sports fan with particular passion for Duke basketball, Stanford football, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears.
Lauren is active in initiatives to support women’s leadership development in business, including the Stanford GSB’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) where she serves on the Advisory Committee. Lauren is also Co-Chair of the Duke University Northern California Women’s Forum and is the former Chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust.