CEO & Co-Founder
Nick Rellas is the co-founder and CEO of Drizly, Inc., the technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor.
Since its inception in 2013, Drizly has raised $17.8 million in seed funding, expanded from one to 16 major metropolitan markets, grew from three to 42 full-time employees, and delivered hundreds of thousands of deliveries across the country. Rellas was named to the 2015 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for changing the way consumers purchase alcohol.
Before Drizly, Nick Rellas was a Boston College student working for New England Coffee Co, one of the largest coffee manufacturers in the country. During his tenure there, Rellas focused on strategy, plant efficiency, and SKU profitability while reporting directly to the COO. It was during this time that Rellas noticed the lack of technology surrounding a regulated industry and asked himself: "Why do regulated industries and technology not mix well?” That question, combined with his newfound love for Uber in 2011, lead him to look at how mobile could transform other regulated industries, most notably alcohol. The rest, as they say, is history.
Rellas got an early start on his professional career, securing work as commercial photographer throughout the eastern seaboard while still in high school. After studying Advertising Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology for two years, Rellas transferred to Boston College, double majoring in Finance and Corporate Reporting & Analysis. The switch in career paths was facilitated by close to 10 years of financial derivative trading and a passion for financial markets.
Main Conference Day Three - Make More Money From Mobile
Mobile is opening up tons of opportunities for retailers to grow sales, in all channels. They have to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Our panelists, with backgrounds in design, UX, technology and mobile customer experience, will help to keep you in the forefront of what is happening in mobile today. They’ll discuss innovation in mobile, and what is really working in retail today, and in the future.
• Think about innovation in the mobile space (location data, beacons, personalization mobile messaging, etc)
• See how mobile has transformed retail experiences across channels
• Delve into the mobile payments space
• Discover which opportunities these innovations open up (new customer data, mobile loyalty programs beyond point based programs, etc.)