TEDx Tuesday: Aarti Kapoor '03

In the spring of 2016, Peddie launched its inaugural TEDx Peddie event. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. In this spirit, TED has createdTEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Organized by students, and with the help of the Alumni & Development office, TEDx Peddie brought to campus six industry leaders, some of whom are Peddie alumni, to speak on the theme "The future as we know it."

Aarti Kapoor '03 speaks about the evolution of the consumer. In recent years, Kapoor says, "Consumers have shifted away from big box, generic concepts where brand doesn't really matter, to premium, boutique concepts, where brand and experience are everything." Opportunities abound for high-end specialty brands across the consumer landscape like never before, and many of them are health and wellness focused. 

Speaker biography: Aarti Kapoor '03 founded and currently leads the Health and Wellness industry platform at Moelis & Company, a New York based investment bank, covering companies and financial sponsors across fitness services, active wear, VMS, healthy food and beverage and various other categories in healthy and active living. Aarti was named to Forbes "30 Under 30" for Finance in 2015. Prior to joining Moelis, Aarti worked in the investment banking division at Citigroup in New York. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Harvard University.