Over the last 20 years, Samir Kulkarni has built Showcase into a leading specialty retailer recognized as “the home of the hottest trends” with 109 stores in top tier Canadian Malls from coast to coast, and now rapidly expanding its retail footprint across the US to a total of 150 stores in North America by Q4 2022. Under Samir’s leadership, Showcase has been the first bricks-and-mortar retailer to launch game-changing trends in health, beauty, home, toys, tech, and food. Part statistician, part financial investor, part retailer, Samir applies investment methodology and big data principles to traditional retail to create a balanced “mutual fund” of retail trends that have propelled Showcase into a profitable, debt-free, and rapidly expanding company. Samir holds an MBA from Yale University, and lives near Toronto with his wife Divya and their two children.