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Peter Cobb


Co-Founder and
Peter is a member of the board of directors of Designer Brands, Inc. (DSW) and interim CEO of eLynx Technologies. He also serves on PayPal’s advisory board.

Peter co-founded, the largest online retailer of travel goods and accessories. During his almost two decade tenure his responsibilities included marketing, merchandising, creative, web design, and international. He served as a member of the board of directors and played a pivotal role in selling eBags to Samsonite in May 2017.

He also co-founded of, a footwear and accessory website which was acquired by Amazon/Zappos in 2007.

Peter is a former member of the board of directors of the National Retail Federation (NRF) and is former chairman of NRF’s, the leading online retail trade association. Peter is past chairman of the Travel Goods Association (TGA) and received the TGA Award in 2009 for outstanding achievement within the travel goods industry. He received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jul 23
1:45 - 2:00 PM
American Express Stage, Four Seasons Ballroom, Level 2

The Spirit of Sam Taylor Award was created in memory of former long-time NRF member and CEO of Oriental Trading Company, Sam Taylor.

This award is designed to recognize retail industry leaders in our community who exhibit Sam-like traits... Read more