ROLE: Founder, Wylie Wagg
EXPERTISE: Brand Creation & Management / Retail / Messaging / Start-ups / Customer & Community Relations
OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment
Laura Clark is an experienced retail entrepreneur and communications executive. She founded Wylie Wagg, a regional retail chain, and was the company’s CEO until its acquisition by a large national retailer in late 2016. During her time with Wylie Wagg, she served on an advisory board for an international brand, was an industry research consultant, and acted as a frequent spokesperson in publications and on panels. Wylie Wagg won numerous awards and received extensive press, including coverage on CNN and a full page in the Washington Post.
Currently, Laura is launching an e-commerce business in the travel goods industry. Her partner in the venture co-founded Cisco Systems and Urban Decay.
Prior to Wylie Wagg, Laura worked with both Fortune 500 and global start-up companies, specializing in navigating the internal and external communications challenges of mergers, acquisitions, and IPO’s.
Laura has a BA in Communications from Wake Forest University. She and her husband live in Middleburg, VA.