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Melissa Shin Mash, Deepa Gandhi

Founders of Dagne Dover

Melissa Mash is CEO and cofounder of Dagne Dover, overseeing business development and retail partnerships. A graduate of NYU and The Wharton School of Business, Melissa was previously at Coach where she saw an immense opportunity for a high-quality brand with a unique design, at a compelling price point. That brand became Dagne Dover. Making sure Dagne Dover continues to be an example of positive leadership and work culture is a strong focus for Melissa.


Deepa is co-founder and COO of Dagne Dover, overseeing day-to-day operations and strategic planning, spanning from supply chain management to inventory and logistics. Previously with Club Monaco and Lehman Brothers, Deepa’s analytical industry insights have made her a key contributor in driving Dagne Dover’s growth since the company’s inception. A graduate of John Hopkins University and The Wharton School of Business, Deepa is also a 2015 Forbes 30 under 30.


What inspired you all to create this company?
In 2009, while I was working for Coach, I had the opportunity to lead the turnaround and manage its first store in London. The store was at Heathrow Terminal 5 — a super posh British Airways exclusive


What distinguishes your company and product in the market?
Our brand has received a lot of attention throughout the past 6.5 years in business — notably because of the strength of our product and how we connect with our customers digitally. During the first”