Great news that Jana Eggers, the CEO and human dynamo behind Spreadshirt will be joining us at the BLN Growth Forum on July 15th to share her views and experiences on growing great teams. Spreadshirt, founded by Lukasz Gadowski in March 2001, now employs 300 people across the globe allows customers to create, buy and sell your own clothing. VC investors are Accel and Kennet Partners.
“Jana joined Spreadshirt in November 2006 to grow the North American corporation and to help manage the global corporation. In August of 2007, Jana was named Spreadshirt’s global CEO.
Jana brought her passion for the customer and innovation to Spreadshirt, which has mixed well with the creative and dedicated global team. She’s excited to lead Spreadshirt’s three business units – direct to customer shopping, shop partner platform, and design competitions – serving different customers that together build a strong proposition for the market. She also likes the opportunity to express herself everyday wearing a Spreadshirt with her own message.
Jana came to Spreadshirt from Intuit where she founded the corporate Innovation Lab and ran the company’s fastest growing business unit, QuickBase – an online application platform. Prior to Intuit, Jana held executive and technical positions at American Airline’s Sabre, Lycos, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and several start-ups.
Jana’s work in innovation and leadership has been recognized with Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch award in 2004; Intuit’s CEO Excellent Award in 2005; and Hendrix College’s Odyssey Award for Professional and Leadership Development in 2007. She’s been featured in Business Week and Fortune magazines, and is a frequent invited speaker on technology, business, innovation, and leadership.” Company site.
Jana also writes the excellent Life on a shirt blog. http://www.lifeonashirt.com/
To register for the BLN Growth Forum, held on 15th July, visit: http://growthforum2010.thebln.com/