VF Corporation


Venture Foundry


VF Venture Foundry is a venture studio backed by the power of VF Corporation. We work with fearlessly curious entrepreneurs and founders hungry to build the future of outdoor and active wellness. Our resources, capabilities and tools provide unique advantages to founders eager to ignite change.


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Our Team

David Wagner

EVP, VF Venture Platforms

Jenny Austin

Senior Executive Assistant

Kristen Gendron

Senior Venture Catalyst

Sarah Nagle

Senior Director, Insights & Design Thinking

Annecy Schiffer

Communications and Community Engagement Associate

Annie Short

Senior Venture Catalyst

Nick Thomas

Senior Venture Catalyst

Jessica Welton

Senior Venture Catalyst


VF Corporation Executives:

  • Matt Puckett - EVP & Chief Financial Officer
  • Craig Hodges - VP, Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Jenn Sim - EVP, General Council & Secretary
  • David Wagner - EVP, Venture Platforms

Venture Industry Executives:

  • JP Milciunas - Founder and General Partner at Baselayer Ventures
  • Leigh Radford - Founder of P&G Ventures, Retired SVP Proctor & Gamble
  • Ben Smith - Board member at Kearney; serial investor and entrepreneur


VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands.

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