As the founder of A2B Ventures, Ari Bloom has worked with some of the world’s most impactful companies and has personally helped to build many notable brands. The son of a musician mom and a doctor dad, Ari is a rare-breed leader with genuine left brain and right brain expertise. He has played an integral part in the birth of brands, the launching of new business units, and the turnaround of distressed companies. The consummate “Dot Connector” Ari has a strong reputation for simply making things happen - quickly, efficiently, and without drama.
Ari started his career as an Executive Trainee with Gap Inc. and quickly rose to become a Director of Men’s Merchandising. He was then an early leader at west elm and Alternative Apparel, and a member of the founding team at ENJOY. Ari is a Co-Founder of Wise Sons where he is Chairman of the Board, and currently serves as the CEO of Avametric, a Khosla Ventures backed retail technology firm.