Kim Leitzes

Founder and CEO, PARKLU

Kim Leitzes is the founder of PARKLU, an influencer marketing platform that connects consumer brands with social media content creators in China. Her team has developed proprietary technology that makes it easy for brands to search and filter through thousands of data-rich key opinion leader (KOL) profiles, and proceed to engage them in collaborative projects.

Ms. Leitzes began her career in fashion retail, working at a leading consumer and retail boutique investment bank, Financo, where she advised apparel, accessories and beauty care companies in the U.S. and Asia. She subsequently joined high-end women’s direct retailer Bill Blass New York as Vice President of Strategy. Prior to moving to Shanghai in 2010, Ms. Leitzes worked as an analyst at Macklowe Asset Management (Millennium Management), a US$250 million long/short equity fund investing in consumer and retail companies.

Ms. Leitzes holds a B.S. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has lived in some of the most inspiring fashion capitals, including New York City and Los Angeles, and now splits her time between Shanghai and Hong Kong.