Jesse Liu is an experienced merchandising leader with a top-notch track record of generating sales growth through strategy and new product innovation. Jesse joined Poppin in May 2013 as the VP of Merchandising where he leads a growing team of merchants, planners, and production managers to determine what new Poppin products will allow you work even happier.

Before joining Poppin, Jesse spent the past 6 years in various merchandising roles at Bloomingdale’s and Target, where he cultivated his love of fashion and his desire to make great design accessible to all. He launched numerous new office and stationery lines at Target, including exclusive collections from Missoni, Liberty of London, Moleskine, Russell+Hazel, and Papyrus. Jesse also led two consecutive seasons of record-breaking sales and margin growth for Target’s Back to School campaign and received several awards for his thought leadership and outstanding results. Prior to mastering the art of the office, Jesse also lit up the world of Candles by introducing new collections from Caldrea, Illume, and Yankee Candle that continue to offer a little aromatherapy (and retail therapy) to millions of customers each year. Jesse began his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He burns bright, right?

An avid traveler, Jesse has been to over 50 countries and loves scouring the world for the next new thing. He was a former contestant on Jeopardy, which doesn’t count as international travel, but was a different type of trip altogether. And as a former spelling bee champ who attended his fair share of band camps, Jesse is personally invested in making geek chic for the office the next big thing.