Episode 39

Data Science at Stitch Fix (with Eric Colson)

September 10th, 2018
machine learning

Hugo speaks with Eric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer at Stitch Fix.

About Eric Colson

Eric is Chief Algorithms Officer at Stitch Fix, where he leads a team of 100 data scientists, who specialize in a broad range of disciplines: statistical learning, machine learning, AI, human computation and distributed systems, to name just a few. 

Eric is responsible for the creation of dozens of algorithms at Stitch Fix that are pervasive to nearly every function of the company, from merchandise, inventory, and marketing to forecasting and demand, operations, and the styling recommender system. Under his guidance since 2012, the company has grown to become a quintessential data science-driven business. 100% of Stitch Fix’s profits come from what has been sold based on the algorithmic recommendations Eric and has team have created and the company is on track to surpass $1 billion in revenue in 2018.