Q&A With Heidi ZakThe brand now services an estimated 87 percent of women. When they arrived, they were surprised to find Zak's husband and co-CEO, David Spector, highly involved in their day-to-day work, with a management style described as condescending” and bullying.” This about-face was compounded by company norms — don't negotiate your salary, don't leave before 6 pm, don't work from home, don't skip a happy hour — that felt out of sync with the brand's external image.
That attitude and its hardworking Chico branch has meant success to the company, founder and co-CEO Heidi Zak and her husband co-CEO David Spector told a crowd of more than 500 on Wednesday evening during a celebration at the business for employees and the community.
Using her experience in both retail and tech, Heidi co-founded ThirdLove in 2013 with the mission of building a better bra, one that fit perfectly and instilled confidence in the woman wearing it. Featured in Forbes, Fast Company, CNBC, and Fortune, Inc., ThirdLove is consistently hailed for both its innovation (half-cup sizes!) and commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Too much padding, not enough padding, uncomfortable under-wire — ripping off that ill-fitting bustiere for the umpteenth time can make you throw your hands up and shout WHY ISN'T THERE AN APP FOR THIS?!” Well, thanks to ThirdLove , there now is, and consequently the experience can be a lot less harrowing.
Heidi Zak previously held a position in Google, and underpinned by this experience in the tech sector, and fuelled by her passion for retail and finding a bra that was a perfect fit—her research revealed that 80 percent of women wear bras that do not fit them correctly—and supported by the financial experience of her co-founder husband David Spector, ThirdLove was born in 2013.
In the midst of his many incendiary comments objectifying women and essentially describing the brand and the fashion show as a male fantasy, Razek also seemed to single out the upstart lingerie brand ThirdLove—dismissively—as the counterpoint to Victoria's Secret.
It was the eleventh hour and I had two options: Head out to the store to try on dozens of bras or stick with the ill-fitting option I already owned. Heidi Zak co-CEO ThirdLove Many women also don't feel comfortable with current options for getting fit for a bra, which is why our sizing app has become so popular.