Heidi Zak, CEO ThirdLove

The brand now services an estimated 87 percent of women. How in 2018 can the CMO of any public company — let alone one that claims to be for women — make such shocking, derogatory statements?” It was signed by Heidi Zak, co-founder and co-CEO of ThirdLove , a direct-to-consumer bra company and Victoria's Secret competitor.
ThirdLove Co-Founders and Co-CEO's, Heidi Zak and David Spector have been recognized by Goldman Sachs GS, +1.00% as two of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018” who were recently honored at the Builders + Innovators Summit held in Santa Barbara, California.



The company has come a long way from its original data collection system — asking women, via a Craigslist ad, to come to its San Francisco headquarters wearing their best bra and take a photo of their breasts with an app that could calculate their bust size.
Too much padding, not enough padding, uncomfortable under-wire — ripping off that ill-fitting bustiere for the umpteenth time can make you throw your hands up and shout WHY ISN'T THERE AN APP FOR THIS?!” Well, thanks to ThirdLove , there now is, and consequently the experience can be a lot less harrowing.

That's something that really resonated with me, and when you think about how that applies to the company here, I think I also have expectations that people ask a lot of questions, own their own journey… And I think those are really important pieces of running a successful business as well.
THE entrepreneurial story of Heidi Zak was born out of a frustration she felt in common with millions of women across the world, when shopping for bras; or more accurately, the time-consuming difficulties in shopping for and finding a correctly sized bra.

Passionate about making great-fitting, comfortable and beautiful bras for all women. Spector said the company uses every digital channel they can to reach their customers, as well as some more traditional ad tactics like direct mail, TV, ThirdLove radio and billboards. The couple told the employees, many clad in their work uniform” — a grey t-shirt printed with ThirdLove — that the tremendous growth was because of their great service to customers of the online-only business.

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