Stephanie Sarka

CEO & Co-Founder
1 Atelier

Stephanie Sarka, Founder & CEO of 1 Atelier, is a seasoned entrepreneur with deep experience in building businesses and brands. Graduating from Stanford, she worked in M&A at Goldman Sachs, followed by a year running marketing for International Flavors & Fragrances in Paris.  After getting her MBA at Harvard Business School, she worked for Lew Frankfort at Coach for seven years, where she earned her stripes as a “merchant” and an “operator” and held numerous leadership positions including the successful re-launch of Mark Cross, the American luxury goods brand. Stephanie then co-founded, one of the first successful Internet companies, where they invented the “Paid Search” business model that today powers Google, taking the company public one year after launch and growing it to ~$1 billion in revenue in four years before selling it to Yahoo.  Most recently, Stephanie is the co-founder and CEO of 1 Atelier, the transformational direct-to-consumer custom luxury brand that celebrates the individual and brings the joy and fun back into luxury.  Clients design their one-of-a-kind bags at; each product is then meticulously handcrafted from the finest skins and leathers at their NYC Atelier and delivered within 21 days.  

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