At an age before most kids have their own wallet, TechStyle Fashion Group co-founder and co-CEO Adam Goldenberg was creating his first company. He started a pre-internet online bulletin board that would later become gaming website Gamer’s Alliance, and eventually sold to former MySpace parent company Intermix. At age 19, Goldenberg was named COO, the youngest in the history of public companies. “I've been inspired by technology for a long time — first on the content side and now on the ecommerce side,” says Goldenberg, who considers Jeff Bezos a role model.
TechStyle’s mission, to reimagine everything about the fashion industry, still energizes Goldenberg daily. He oversees the company’s data, marketing, margins and internal systems. It’s the technology that’s most exciting, he says, allowing the company to personalize and deliver exactly what the customer wants; today, the group has more than 4.5 million active members and has shipped 65 million products. “It’s like bringing a new brand to life. We can’t do it overnight, but we march toward it every day.”