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Expert Profile


Corey Lindgren





Full or Part-time

Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Curatorial/Collections, Development/Sponsorship/Institutional Advancement, Exhibits development, Information/Technology/Digital, Marketing & Communications, Membership Programs, Senior Leadership, Operations, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Social Media, Strategic Planning

Highly driven, self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills, committed to stable and strategic organizational growth. Proven track record of effectively identifying needs and creating strategies that increase customer retention, expand market share and drive revenue.


Core competencies:


• Product design and development

• Sourcing

• Design management

• Business design

• Human-centric design thinking

• Campaign Planning & Execution

• Product Positioning & Branding

• Project Management

• Public & Media Relations

• Market Research & Analysis

• Consumer & Trend Insights

• Competitive Analysis

• Digital Advertising

• Team Building & Leadership

• Web & Print Content Development

• Proficient in Microsoft Office & Adobe Suites


Born in Kansas City. He majored in Industrial Design at the University of Kansas, with an emphasis in user centered design and philosophy. His career represents the integration of these two distinct themes of his training.


He joined, Costantini Design in 2006 allowing him to develop high end consumer and contract furniture for clients throughout the world. As an early design member of this new organization, there were many opportunities to experiment and help shape the future direction of this furniture manufacturer. A move to Chicago, IL and a design position at Sears Holdings represented challenges of a different sort. With 3900+ Sears and Kmart stores the experiences with this retailer brought him new understandings of mass merchant retail.


He is experienced in both the retail and manufacturing sides of both small and large retail and design organizations.


In 2012, he joined the apparel division of Sears as a buyer in order to pursue an interest in apparel and create a complete user centered product development strategy. This pathway and the introduction of a new arsenal of tools for product and assortment development rounded out his experience and allowed for the melding of creative and analytical interests.


He lead assortment strategy and business growth planning for some of the top brands at Walmart global ecommerce, the fastest growing division of the world's largest company.


As a Senior Buyer with Zulily, he runs key accounts for this disruptive ecommerce retailer that harnesses thoughtful site curation to bring a new site live each day. Doing things differently has brought Zulily to the #3 ecommerce apparel retailer behind Amazon and Walmart.


Concurrently, he studies design research and strategy in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University and recently completed an MBA at William Woods University .

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