Growing Iconic Consumer Brands
A look into Jodi’s experience and her latest take on disruptive innovation: the eyewear industry
As Chief Executive Officer of Quay, Jodi is at the forefront of redefining social commerce. The Quay brand aims to bring bold style, affordability and self-expression to customers around the world while working to disrupt the monopolized eyewear category.
Under Jodi’s leadership, Quay has become one of the fastest-growing independent brands and a dominant player in the eyewear industry; Quays sunnies and blue light glasses are now available in 35 countries with over 1,500 points of distribution, including 15 company-owned retail shops. In 2020, Jodi drove the company to achieve strong year-over-year growth — despite the downward trend in retail during the global pandemic — and solidified Quay’s status as one of the most buzzworthy, purpose-driven eyewear brands. During her tenure as CEO, Quay has launched a series of celebrity collaborations with the most notable names in Hollywood, including Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen and, most recently, Ashley Graham. Additionally, the company has donated over $750,000 in the past year to causes that amplify and nurture the self-expression, confidence and wellbeing of their global communities.
As a working mother of two teenage daughters, a former college athlete and leader of a 75% female organization, Jodi is inspired and motivated daily by woman empowerment and mentorship across all aspects of her life.