How a bad retail experience and a mission to change it can flip an entire industry on its head
JT Marino the Co-Founder of Tuft & Needle, a $170+ million company known for pioneering the disruption of the mattress industry joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest JT Marino discuss the following:
- Can you tell me about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey?
- What is Tuft & Needle?
- How did you scale a business to the size it now is?
- What new things are in the pipeline for Tuft & Needle?
- What’s your biggest piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? Or someone with a business idea who doesn’t know what to do next?
JT Marino is the co-founder of Tuft & Needle, a $170+ million company known for pioneering the disruption of the mattress industry.
As the visionary of Tuft & Needle, JT leads the R&D, product development, architecture, design, and software development teams. JT is a passionate storyteller, facilitator, and teacher, inspiring T&N’s most challenging and disruptive projects. Prior to T&N, JT combined principles from both design and engineering to develop innovative software products in the high-tech industry, and he has applied this same approach to disrupting the mattress industry. JT has extensive experience building and leading teams of designers and engineers, along with researchers and scientists, to develop innovative customer experiences.
JT started his career as an engineer at the world’s leading software application consultancy, where he accelerated his experience through working amongst the foremost thought leaders and tech leaders for VC-funded startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has been featured on FOX Business, New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine, and is a frequent keynote speaker at startup and mattress industry events such as SXSW, Startup Grind and ShopTalk. JT studied computer science and mathematics at Penn State University.
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