Global Perspectives with Amber Venz Box and Baxter Box
December 05, 2017 Dallas Fed
On December 5, Mark A. Wynne, Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of the Globalization Institute at the Dallas Fed, discussed technology-enabled disruption with rewardStyle co-founders Amber Venz Box, digital-style influencer, and Baxter Box, CEO.
About Amber Venz Box
Venz Box, a digital style influencer, conceptualized and co-founded rewardStyle at age 23 as a solution to monetize her fashion blog, venzedits.com. She has worked on all sides of the fashion industry—as a shop clerk, an editorial stylist, a fit model, a retail buyer and a jewelry designer. Her intimate understanding of the fashion industry, along with her firsthand experience as an influencer, has helped to fuel rewardStyle’s global success.
Venz Box has received numerous honors: Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Fast Company’s Most Innovative, Glamour’s Woman of the Year for Technology, Business of Fashion’s BoF 500 and Entrepreneur’s 15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch.
Venz Box is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.
About Baxter Box
Box launched his career as an engineer and investor for several beginning-stage technology start-ups before co-founding the fashion tech company rewardStyle.
RewardStyle is the first and largest invitation-only content-monetization platform for top-tier digital lifestyle influencers. To date, the platform has driven more than $2 billion in sales to its retail partners. Box provides a unique skill set as CEO that is crucial to the company’s innovative business and product strategy.
Box earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of San Diego and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.