29th August: John Mulliken
This week Elliot Moss is joined by John Mulliken, the Senior Vice President of International & Strategic Initiatives, Wayfair.
At Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online retailers of home furnishings, John sits on the senior executive team and leads all international business. He splits his time between London and Berlin, as well as traveling to trade fairs around Europe to work with the world’s best designers and manufacturers of home furnishings to source the products Wayfair offers every day. He founded Joss & Main, Wayfair's curated flash sales site for the home, as well as Wayfair's media business.
Prior to Wayfair, John worked for a decade in strategic management consulting, most recently at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a leader in the Multi-Channel Retail practice and the Global Center for Consumer Insight. He was lucky to live in the San Francisco area during the first round of dot com businesses, where he built novel e-publishing business at companies like BePress.com where he was employee #1. Along the way he has also worked as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank and edited a newsletter on superconductivity.
Originally from New York City, John earned his M.B.A. from London Business School and holds a B.A. from Reed College. An avid sailor, skier, and Lake District fell walker, John lives with his wife and their two children in Belsize Park, London.