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Brian Kalma
Entrepreneur in Residence

Born in Queens, NYC, and educated at Pace University in NYC, Brian has lived and worked in many cities from the East to West coast. He started at Zappos back in 2002, where he worked in our marketing department and served as the Head of Marketing before he left in 2010. Brian left and worked as lead of UX design at Gilt Groupe, and later founded Snipwits which was later acquired by Gemvara. Brian found himself continuing his passion of helping people live better lives and helping other businesses make an impact. He did that through the launch of his own user experience consulting firm called Glorious Studios and working as a Design Chief at a startup incubator where he was angel investing and startup advising. Now Brian is back at Zappos using his knowledge of business and applying it as the Entrepreneur in Residence. As the Entrepreneur in Residence, Brian is currently focusing on experimental ideas with a focus on User Experience and Branding in hopes of helping Zappos become an organization that can stand the test of time. When he’s not experimenting with new ideas, Brian enjoys gardening, playing guitar and recording his own songs, or carving up the ice playing hockey. Fun fact: he learned how to figure skate first!