About Ilene Combs
Raised in an entrepreneurial family, Ilene was encouraged to innovate at a young age. Self-employed, Ilene launched her first retail store in 1995, a second in 2003, a wholesale import business in 2005 and a third store in 2010. In addition to maintaining operations and implementing growth strategies for her own businesses, Ilene introduced innovative marketing and product positioning strategies to similar businesses. These flourishing interactions with business owners inspired Ilene to pursue business development with motivated innovators interested in launching “startup” businesses. In May of 2015, this journey led to Ilene assuming the role of Operations Analyst and Innovation Strategist at Capsity.