Susan Aplin


Expert panelist for AVLmeetup's "The Secret World Of Operations - How to keep things moving & scale!." (March 5th, 2024)

Susan Aplin

A purpose-led and impact CEO, Susan has held executive roles in large global brands and key management roles taking start-ups to exits. She founded a leading sustainable home goods brand that incorporated climate science and style and breakthrough innovation in creating the first climate index for home decor and furniture products, as well as held key executive management roles in several other early and growth stage companies.

Susan's career has spanned global business, retail/eCommerce, product development & design, supply chain, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and operations in the home decor, apparel, food and beverage, finance technology, and sporting goods sectors. She is an experienced CEO with a track record of growing and scaling companies to reach their full potential.

Susan is an outspoken corporate leader and has advocated for sustainability and the environment, diversity and inclusion, the advancement of women, and human rights. Appointed by Secretary Jack Lew, she served on the United States Department of Treasury CEO Roundtable Commission during the Obama administration.

Susan is a frequent speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability and conservation, global strategy, impact management, and living your purpose. She has shared her expertise with top media outlets and is a leading voice on sustainability and entrepreneurship. Susan has been a keynote speaker and speaker at top women's leadership conferences and at premiere sustainability, climate, and industry conferences.

Susan currently serves as Senior Advisor at the World Trade Center Institute and on the LIRS President's Council. She is a mentor to entrepreneurial CEOs and serves on the Advisory Boards of several growth-stage ventures.