Joaquin Villalba

Co-Founder & CEO

Nextail

Joaquín Villalba, founder and CEO of Nextail, is building the next generation of retail software, with three main objectives: happier employees, happier consumers, and a happier planet.He is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for his contributions towards fashion retail sustainability based on digitalising and automating fashion supply chains.Since founding Nextail in 2014, Joaquín has led the growth of the business to become a leader in the AI-enabled inventory management space, empowering some of the largest brands and retailers, like Versace, Guess, River Island and Flying Tiger to sell more with less stock. To date, the company has raised over $12m in VC funding and its team of over 150 retail experts serves customers across four continents.Prior to founding Nextail, Joaquin was Head of European Logistics for Zara-Inditex, the world’s largest fashion retailer. He is an INSEAD MBA and holds an Industrial Engineering and Management degree