CEO, Scaling Retail

Syama's Special Set of Skills

  • Bootstrapping
  • Brand Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Structuring
  • DTC / E-Commerce
  • Establishing KPIs
  • Forecasting
  • Fundraising
  • GTM Strategy
  • Hiring
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Networking
  • NFTs
  • Operations
  • Organizational Culture
  • People Management
  • Retail Operations
  • Retail Strategy
  • Scaling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Thought Leadership
  • Time Management
  • Web3

Syama's Rise

Before she launched Scaling Retail, Syama was making waves in the fashion industry, including doubling Gucci’s outlet division sales from $50 million to $100 million. As a leader in her industry, Syama has acted as a buyer, planner, and merchandiser for top brands from Macy’s to Barneys New York to Rhode to Frank White, building up significant industry experience at every turn. 


Today, as the founder of Scaling Retail, an innovative retail consultancy and marketing agency, Syama leads a global team dedicated to the success of startup, growth stage and enterprise businesses. She works as a co-CEO to first time founders across many vertices including technology, fashion, beauty and CPG. Her expertise has landed her in publications from NPR to The Financial Post, along with numerous speaking engagements, and she has also been named one of Women’s Wear Daily’s Top 20 Women in Business. This year Syama won the 2023 Positive Leadership Award by the Leadership Institute.

Professional Superpower

Scale, scale, scale — Syama’s vision for every brand she works with is built on the principle of expansion, whether it’s increasing employees or revenue. Because, as Syama likes to say, “Money is sexy.”

Personal Superpower

Syama didn’t grow up with a trust fund — she created her own success, and believes that every woman is capable of building their own path toward financial success. She is the host of Getting Rich Together, an expander podcast on women and wealth.

What Drives Syama

Syama believes in building personal and generational wealth for women of color — and it all starts with building communities and providing knowledge to those seeking it. She knows firsthand what it takes to work her way up the vast entrepreneurial ecosystem, and hopes to help more women do exactly the same.

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One-on-one mentorship sessions

Unlock an exclusive, one-on-one appointment with Syama. During your video session, Syama will be on the line to offer personalized advice, support and guidance designed to help power your business forward. Consider this your phone a friend (with major bonus points).

THE NORTH concierge team will contact you to complete your booking.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Rate: $375