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About the Author
Neil Blumenthal is a cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker.
Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. Prior to launching Warby Parker in 2010, Neil served as director of VisionSpring, a nonprofit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own businesses selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in developing countries. In 2005, Neil was named a Fellow for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service.
In 2012, Neil was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. In 2013, he was named one of Crain's 40 Under Forty and received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award. Neil serves on the board of RxArt and on the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council.
A native of New York City, Neil received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a Social Enterprise Fellow and a Leadership Fellow. Neil lives in Greenwich Village with his wife, Rachel Leigh, the founder of Cricket's Circle.