In this episode, Garrett Clark meets with Joana McKenna, CEO of Jane. Jane is an e-commerce marketplace that houses more than 2,000 shops and big brand and designer names. In their discussion, Joana explains Jane's current business model and how Jane is planning on simplifying the process for designers to move their product directly onto Jane's marketplace platform. Joana also shares her life story and how she became CEO of Jane.
As mentioned earlier, Jane is an e-commerce marketplace that houses many brands. Instead of purely focusing on big brands or designers, Jane has an application process for new designers looking to sell their products on Jane's platform. This application process, according to Joana, takes a few days; however, as Joana stated in the interview, that process is trying to be simplified so a designer can go live within a day.
Joana has over 20 years of experience in high-growth e-commerce businesses. She has held key leadership roles in sales, general management, product management, marketing, supply chain and operations at Walmart eCommerce, Johnson & Johnson and Amazon.
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