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Jun 9 ›› 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Charlie Cole, CEO of FTD, joins Deborah Weinswig, CEO & Founder of Coresight Research & Marie Drisscoll, Managing Director, Luxury & Fashion, to discuss the importance of partnerships and technology in new retail. FTD’s network of 30,000 florists worldwide are supported by an infrastructure comprising common technology, marketing and digital services, while providing same-day, local, market delivery.

About Charlie Cole

Charlie Cole was named Chief Executive Officer of FTD in March 2020. Charlie brings extensive digital and retail leadership experience to FTD.  Most recently, he served as the first Global Chief eCommerce Officer for Samsonite while simultaneously serving as Chief Digital Officer for Tumi, which was acquired by Samsonite.  Prior to Samsonite, Charlie held executive positions and led digital transformations at several companies, including Assembled Brands, a holding company providing talent and business development to emerging designers and companies focused on building lasting brands (where he served as CEO of The Line); Schiff Nutrition, a leading nutritional supplement company acquired by Reckitt Benckiser; and Lucky Brand Jeans.


  • Deborah Weinswig - CEO & Founder, Coresight Research
  • Charlie Cole - CEO, FTD
  • Marie Driscoll - Managing Director, Luxury & Fashion, Coresight Research
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