James Reinhart - Thread UP
Thursday Luncheon Speaker
What do you do with the clothing you no longer wear? How is the internet changing the secondhand clothing business? James Reinhart, CEO and Co-Founder of thredUP will discuss how you go from idea to reality in ever changing online market.
Founded in 2009, thredUP is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell like-new women’s and kids’ clothing. The company publishes the Annual Resale Report, and pioneered the Clean Out Bag, the most convenient way for consumers to sell clothes they’re no longer wearing. thredUP accepts clothing from more than 25,000 women’s and kids’ brands, and resells the items for up to 90 percent off the original retail price. Backed by world-class investors, thredUP is reinventing the secondhand clothing industry and inspiring a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first.
James Reinhart is the co-founder and CEO of thredUP.com the nation's leading marketplace to buy and sell high quality used apparel. James graduated from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009. He was a Goldsmith Fellow in Social Enterprise at HBS and a Bill George Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School. Prior to Harvard, while working in the Bay Area, he helped develop one of the nation’s premier public schools, Pacific Collegiate School – recently named the #3 school in America by US News & World Report.
After Pacific Collegiate, he co-founded Beacon Education Network, a charter management organization serving low-income students on California's Central Coast. James has a BA in History from Boston College. He is an avid golfer, cyclist and wine drinker. Just not all at the same time. James lives with his wife Michele and three children in Oakland, California.