In the third episode of Colliers Retail’s webcast series, Retail Independent, Saira Mohan, Colliers’ Senior Manager of Retail Business Development, interviews Chris Wichert, Co-Founder at Koio Collective — a company created by two passionate sneakerheads who abandoned their original career tracks in finance and consulting to bring European sensibility and quality to American consumers.

During this five-minute episode, Wichert and Saira discuss Koio’s luxury craftsmanship in a digital age as a direct-to-consumer brand. He also offers insights into the challenges of e-commerce as a business model, how data has driven decision making and how he sees innovation and tech trending in retail. Watch here to learn all that and more.