Devin Murphy

Senior Associate Director, Core Fellows and Career Advising

Devin Murphy

Devin Murphy manages the Core Fellows program, working to successfully onboard first-year MBA students while providing real-world leadership and facilitation experiences to select second-year MBAs.

Contact Devin for:

  • Core Fellows Program
  • Retail & Consumer Goods Club (CDO Liaison)
  • Sloan Student Senate (CDO Representative)
  • CDO DE&I Initiatives

Prior to joining MIT Sloan in 2012, Devin worked at Morgan Stanley and White & Case LLP in Business Development and at Johnson & Johnson in Brand Management.  Devin holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Colgate University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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Gap Inc. Poaches Sephora Exec for Athleta’s New CEO

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Dive Brief:
Gap Inc. on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mary Beth Laughton as president and CEO of its Athleta brand, according to a company press release.
Laughton will start her new position in late October and will report to …

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Finding the Next U: An Investor’s Look at the DTC Landscape

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There’s no formula for making the right investment, but a large market size and a brand with competitive advantages helps.

Read the article on RetailWire here

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Glossier Poaches Amazon Exec Melissa Eamer to Join the Beauty Company as Chief Operating Officer

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Melissa Eamer has departed Amazon after 19 years to become COO at online beauty retailer Glossier.
Glossier recently secured $100 million in fresh funding, bringing its valuation to $1.2 billion.
CEO and founder Emily Weiss sees room for …
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Will Walmart’s Customers Accept its Rejection of the Firearms ‘Status Quo’?

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In a letter to associates, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon recalled the recent tragedies at the chain’s stores in El Paso, TX and Southaven, MS in which 24 people lost their lives and 26 others were injured in acts of gun …

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Resale Clothing Company thredUP gets $175M in Funding

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online resale store thredUP said on Wednesday it received $175 million in funding which it will use to expand its platform to offer resale clothing services to retailers.

Last week, the department store chains J.C. Penney …

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‘It’s Relatively Easy to Build a $1 Million Business’: Why DTC Brands Expand to Services

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About seven years ago, industrial designer Simon Enever found himself in a dentist chair. He was getting a routine checkup, and instead of talking about toothaches he ended up talking with the oral health professional about industry pains. The dentist, …

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Why Airbnb, Target, and Walmart are Betting on the Experience Economy

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Consumers are increasingly choosing to spend their money on experiences rather than material goods. To keep up, retailers are trying to sell their customers both. More U.S. malls are sparing space for experiential offerings then ever, and now, the already …

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Rent the Runway Is Growing Fast, and Struggling to Keep Up

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Rent the Runway, the clothing rental startup that earned a $1 billion valuation earlier this year, is suffering from growing pains.

The New York-based company has amassed a large following of …

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Nike’s Women’s Business Grows by Double Digits in 2019

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Dive Brief:
Nike on Thursday reported fourth quarter revenue of $10.2 billion, up 4%, as full year revenue grew 7% to $39.1 billion, according to a company press release. The results fell slightly short of analyst expectations on earnings per …

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Study: Amazon’s Ad Revenues to Grow 470% by 2023

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Dive Brief:
Amazon’s share of global digital ad spend will reach 8% by 2023, compared to 3% last year, according to a new report from Juniper Research titled “Future Digital Advertising: Artificial Intelligence & Advertising Fraud 2019-2023.” The driver: the retail …

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