You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Instagram Head of Sports Dev Sethi, BierWax Founder and Owner Chris Maestro and New York Excelsior (NYXL) Head of Merchandising and Consumer Product Collette Gangemi. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Dev, Chris, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, farm-to-table meal.
Dev Sethi is Head of Sports at Instagram. A veteran of the media industry, Sethi previously spent time at Gen Z and millennial publisher Whistle Sports, led engagement programs with leagues for YouTube, and most recently served as Chief of Staff at Complex Networks.
Chris Maestro is Founder and Owner of BierWax - Brooklyn's premier craft beer and vinyl record bar. Chris is also a small-business consultant, crowd-funding consultant, marketer, DJ, producer, hip-hop archivist, Indie-Rap Crusader (as labeled by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito), record collector, educator and former history teacher.
Collette Gangemi is the Head of Merchandising and Consumer Product for the New York Excelsior (NYXL), the first-ever professional esports team representing the city of New York. Here, she’s running the Overwatch League team’s fashion branding efforts—making esports-wear cool, something fans want to wear everyday, beyond just at events. Collaborations with brands like Nike, UNDEFEATED, and Champion help, too, all of which Gangemi has helped steer.
Prior to her role with NYXL, Collette was the head of consumer products for Red Bull, where she built the consumer products business from the ground up, including all e-commerce, design, manufacturing, licensing, and operational elements.
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