The Most Creative People in Business 2018
The 100 visionary leaders you’ll read about here hail from a wide range of fields. Each person has accomplished something truly novel over the past year that is having an impact on an entire industry.
Our own Katie Finnegan was featured in this years Most Creative People in Business. Katie Finnegan is a retail expert who has worked at all levels of the industry. After earning her MBA at Duke, she studied under Mickey Drexler at J.Crew before launching her startup, the e-commerce concierge Hukkster, in 2012. The company was later bought by Jet.com, where Finnegan worked alongside CEO Marc Lore in overseeing everything from corporate strategy to M&A and strategic investments.
In 2016, when Walmart acquired Jet, Finnegan joined the world’s largest retailer as its VP of incubation for global e-commerce. She went on to cofound Walmart’s incubator, Store No. 8, which, through a range of portfolio startups, Finnegan leverages to explore how virtual reality and other new technologies and verticals can augment Walmart’s consumer shopping experience.