Entrepreneurship Lecture from Niraj Shah, CEO of Wayfair, followed by a fireside chat with Paul Dayton
March 29, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Appetizers and Refreshments Provided
NC State University
Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center
2450 Alumni Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
Niraj Shah is the CEO and Co-Chairman of Wayfair. Niraj co-founded Wayfair with Steve Conine in 2002. The pair rapidly grew the business to become the largest online retailer of home furnishings, housewares and home improvement goods in the U.S., generating $13.7 billion in net revenue for 2021. Wayfair has extensive operations in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Wayfair’s family of brands include Wayfair, Joss & Main, AllModern, Birch Lane, Perigold, and Wayfair Professional.
Before founding Wayfair, Niraj served as CEO and co-founder of Simplify Mobile, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners, COO and a member of the board of iXL, and the CEO and co-founder of Spinners, which was sold to iXL in 1998. Niraj has been included in Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and has won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Niraj is on the board of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, the Cornell Tech Council, the MIT Presidential CEO Advisory Board, and the MGH President’s Council. He is a former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Niraj holds a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University.