Kalon Gutierrez is Co-founder and Head of Corporate Development at Nomadic, an immersive virtual reality (VR) entertainment company with a platform to deliver location-based experiences to neighborhoods everywhere. At Nomadic, Kalon drives the company’s investment, partnerships, joint ventures and global expansion strategy.
Kalon has spent the last decade leading consumer and retail innovation initiatives for top disrupters, including co-founding three consumer-focused companies of his own. He served as VP, New Business Development for ZoomSystems Automated Retail, where he was responsible for deal negotiations, concept development and expansion to hundreds of locations.
Subsequently, Kalon co-founded Bixbee, a B-Corp that gives a backpack and school supplies to a child in need for every backpack sold. Products can be found nationwide at Target, Nordstrom, Whole Foods and Amazon with donations to locations across three continents. Kalon later served as Vice President, Business Development for JCPenney where he worked on the transformation team under the helm of former Apple retail leadership. He began his career as an entertainment strategy consultant at Andersen, LLP, later moving to New York to work in luxury brand management.
Kalon holds a BA from UC San Diego and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.