About

We're a mission-driven and diverse group of entrepreneurs, strategic thinkers and industry experts deeply engaged with the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce.


Team

Richie Siegel — Founder & CEO

Richie is the founder and lead analyst at Loose Threads, a destination for leaders across the rapidly changing consumer economy. He is known for a deep understanding of Amazon’s fashion play, the direct to consumer boom, fast fashion’s dominance, and the shifting retail landscape. Fast Company named the Loose Threads Podcast one of 10 Great Business Podcasts and his writing has been published and featured in Business of Fashion, Fashion REDEF, Retail Dive, Lean Luxe and many other publications.

He previously ran Customer Insights at a fast growing fashion/tech startup and founded and ran a NY-based menswear line. His operational background allows him to work both at the micro and macro level, driving growth and long-term strategy with an execution-focused mindset.

Janet Acosta — Strategy & Insight Lead

Janet Acosta joins Loose Threads from Havas where she was a Strategy Manager covering the CPG, apparel, and beauty industries. She has experience delivering data-driven insights, creating and analyzing target audiences, and conducting competitive and category research. She began her career at advertising agency MRY, carrying-out social listening analysis for a number of brands and helping to design, evaluate, and optimize youth marketing campaigns. Janet has a keen interest on how the global movement of people has influenced business models, consumer habits, and physical spaces.


Work with Us

We’re a mission-driven and diverse group of entrepreneurs, strategic thinkers and industry experts deeply engaged with the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce. We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team. Get in touch below if you’re interested.

Strategy & Insights Lead: The New Consumer Economy

Send all inquires to joinus@loosethreads.com

The Job

Loose Threads, a media company at the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, is hiring a Strategy & Insights Lead to grow our analysis, research and editorial operations, helping us present the best business intelligence to an exclusive audience of industry leaders. This person, based in New York City, will work very closely with the founding team at a company charting its own path and pushing the boundaries of media, business intelligence and advisory services. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your voice, views, and passion to help grow an influential and constantly-evolving start-up.

Why this job matters

Loose Threads Intel helps our members think differently about how disruptive technology and dynamic consumer behavior is fundamentally reshaping the industry. Our analysis has to be more forward thinking, well-researched and transformative than anything else out there. That’s the only reason members will pay for our work. An excellent Strategy & Insights Lead is key to our success. Together, we’re building an accomplished team that challenges conventional wisdom and raises the bar of innovation and understanding in this chaotic industry.

Responsibilities

  • Writing and researching original, in-depth pieces each week, from concept to completion
  • Becoming an expert on a range of topics we cover
  • Tracking major industry developments exploring how industry players might best respond
  • Building a network of industry specialists, conducting interviews, and participating in events

Requirements

  • You are a deeply analytical and original writer and thinker
  • You have at least two years of experience in the consumer, retail and/or commerce space from a research, writing or operational perspective
  • You are endlessly curious and effortlessly resourceful
  • You are more passionate about quality than quantity
  • You are stubborn on vision but flexible on details
  • You can easily move from the micro to the macro when forming opinions

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, benefits, and early employee equity

About Loose Threads

Loose Threads prominently known for its in-depth analysis of consumer, retail and commerce. The blog and podcast are well-read and listened to by a range of industry insiders around the globe.

Loose Threads provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Loose Threads complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Ethics

We at Loose Threads and Loose Threads Intel analyze many different facets of the consumer economy. We have individual and corporate members (subscribers) who work in the industries we cover. While we listen to our members closely, our analysis, opinions and writing will always remain independent. Sometimes we will partner with companies for events and sponsorships, but these collaborations are exclusive to these events.

All Loose Threads Intel analysts publish ethics statements, which outline any potential conflicts.

I own a small number of stocks across a range of industries, including mutual funds and IRAs. The two stocks I own in the sectors we cover are Amazon and Shopify. Ownership of these stocks does not impact how I cover these companies or their industries more broadly. I have held these stocks for a long period of time and do not make short term trades.

Loose Threads has no external investors.

I use Lending Club to automatically invest in aggregated consumer credit. Use of this of this investment service does not impact how I cover similar companies and the broader industry.