CEO & Co-Founder, PS Dept.
Michelle Goad is the CEO & Co-Founder of PS Dept. the world's first luxury shopping service built for the social media minded and on-demand consumer. Michelle came up with the idea for PS Dept. while working with all the major global retailers and speaking to thousands of their customers. She saw the opportunity to bring the in-store service experience to the online consumer. Forbes named PS Dept. as one of the three best fashion apps for women on the go and the company, just 2.5 years old, has raised $6M+ in Venture funding from top Venture funds including 3KVC (formerly High Line Venture Partners), Forerunner Ventures, SV Angel and A Capital.
Prior to launching PS DEPT., Michelle was an executive at Marc Jacobs Collection managing the retail merchandising, marketing, and social media outreach for the wholesale accessories division. She also worked on the world renowned women's shoe buying team for Barneys New York and as a designer for Donna Karan Home. She received dual degrees from UC, Santa Barbara in Business Economics and Art History and holds a design degree from Parsons School of Design. Michelle has been featured in prestigious publications such as Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Elle Decor.