eTail East 2017

August 14 - 17, 2017

The Sheraton, Boston


 Dave Heath
Dave Heath CEO & Co-Founder Bombas
Dave Heath is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bombas. Prior to the launch in fall 2013, Dave dedicated two years to rigorous product testing and refinement to create the best performing and most comfortable socks available, while staying true to the Bombas mission of helping those in need. Dave holds a BA from Babson College with majors in Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship. Previously, he led business development as one of the founding employees at UrbanDaddy, followed by joining the new media acquisitions and strategy team at Yucaipa Companies. Dave has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, NBC TODAY Show, Bloomberg TV and in The New York Times.

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO - Wednesday, August 16th

9:05 AM Keynote Panel Debate: Understanding Disruption, Innovation And Brick And Mortar Success

This is your chance to see some of the hottest start-ups and disruptors in retail today. Panelists will discuss some of their biggest wins of 2017 and the key differentiators that are growing their business. Find out which areas they are spending their time on from an innovation standpoint and dig deeper into which efforts are paying off in brick and mortar as well as digital. 

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY THREE - Thursday, August 17th

8:15 AM Keynote: Building A Scalable And Successful Business Founded In Giving Back

In 2011, Dave Heath read a quote that said that socks were the #1 most requested item in homeless shelters. This was the inspiration for Bombas, an apparel company focused on making the most comfortable socks in history, while giving back to those in need. Through their “one pair purchased = one pair donated” business model, Bombas has donated more than 2.5 million pairs of socks to homeless shelters and programs across the country, while growing a successful ecommerce-focused business. In this keynote, Dave will share the journey of Bombas from inspiration through research and development, manufacturing and marketing, to how the company has managed to scale its team, assortment and customer base, while maintaining their core values.