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Presenter Profile

Jaques Panis


Mary’s Brands

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Following a short stint as VP of Brand Incubation at BR Brands, Jacques was promoted to CEO of Mary’s Brands. During his tenure at Mary’s Jacques orchestrated operations across seven states with ownership of process improvement, gap assessment, and strategic planning. Prior to his role at Mary's Brands Jacques was CEO of New World Diamonds, where he developed a new brand and business which aims to reshape the way our culture thinks about diamonds. Prior to starting New World Diamonds Jacques was the President of Detroit based Shinola which he joined in 2010 to lead the company’s product development and strategic brand direction. Panis stepped down from Shinola in March, 2018. Preceding Shinola, Jacques oversaw the interactive division for ReelFX, a Dallas-based animation studio owned by Shinola’s parent company. While at ReelFX, he was a founding member of Webosaurs, a children’s online gaming platform. He resides in the city of Detroit and is an active board member of The Detroit Children’s Fund.


Phone: (313) 510-0535

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