In episode 290 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Kendra Stepp-Davis, senior content producer and co-chair of the Black Hive, and Randy Goldberg, co-founder and chief brand officer of Bombas, a comfort-focused sock and apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. Listen in as Stepp-Davis discusses the origin story behind the newly formed Black Hive employee community at Bombas, and Goldberg shares the mission behind the brand. Stepp-Davis shares how Black Hive employees produced Bombas' new Black Hive product collection celebrating Black excellence, and Goldberg details how Bombas' company culture offers a supportive space where all employees can share new ideas.
Stepp-Davis discusses how Bombas is supporting the Black community with donations of socks from the collection as well as fund donations to four organizations, and Goldberg shares why creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is a priority at Bombas. Lastly, they share what initiatives the Black Hive has planned for the future, and why similar initiatives will be integral to both company culture and business success at Bombas.
Kendra Stepp-Davis is the senior creative producer at Bombas, and co-chair of the Black Hive. In her role, she assists in leading the brand's creative production for photography of all new product launches, partnerships, and other large-scale campaigns. Through her work, she has helped campaigns like the Bombas Underwear launch and the Black Hive Collection come to life.
Randy Goldberg is the co-founder and chief brand officer of Bombas. He's responsible for bringing the ideas, principles and story of Bombas to life. In addition, Goldberg oversees product design and community and giving at Bombas. Goldberg graduated from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He's a veteran in digital creative, copywriting, strategy and branding. He has written, developed and directed unique content for top companies, including Nike and vitaminwater, and led the creative direction of digital media brand UrbanDaddy. Prior to Bombas, Goldberg co-founded Tennis Partners, a creative consultancy, and Pop Up Flea, a yearly pop-up market focusing on well-made and time-tested products. Goldberg has been featured on NBC’s "TODAY Show," ABC’s "Shark Tank," "Morning Joe," "CBS This Morning," Bloomberg TV, and in The New York Times. He was named the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by Georgetown University.